Think & Grow Rich Lessons
John Wesley Gaddis Dolores, Colorado, United States

Posted: 2017-05-09

I like how Hill drives home the fact that to achieve something you must first have faith. 

I find this piece Hill included to represent the study of faith very well.  Hill provides us with one of the important pieces in the puzzle of success.


“If you think you are beaten, you are, If you think you dare not, you don’t If you like to win, but you think you can’t, It is almost certain you won’t.


“If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost for out of the world we find, Success begins with a fellow’s will— It’s all in the state of mind.


“If you think you are outclassed, you are, you’ve got to think high to rise, you’ve got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win a prize.


“Life’s battles don’t always go To the stronger or faster man, But soon or late the man who wins Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!”


Observe the words which have been emphasized, and you will catch the deep meaning which the poet had in mind.


I found this chapter a very good reminder to always keep faith no matter how down things may seem and with faith all things are possible. 


Schwab had faith in his vision that they could bring together a conglomerate of smaller companies and take control of the Steel industry.  He did not let his lack of social pleasantries’ stop him from doing what he knew he could do.

He didn’t listen to the advice to keep it short and not talk about his plans in front of the New York elite.  Instead he went out there and shared his plan on how to succeed even though several people had tried in the past.  He had faith in not only his plan and vision but also in himself.


If you do not have faith and believe you can succeed in both business and life then you are self-destined to only experience failure and depression. 


Thanks to Michael and Linda Dlouhy for creating this platform to share our thoughts and interpretations.  So we can reap our deserved riches both monetarily and personally.  


John Wesley Gaddis