Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Derrick Szpotek Wayne, MI, United States

Posted: 2017-08-03

Of course the beginning that caught me was

" BEFORE you can put any portion of this philosophy into successful use, your mind must be prepared to receive it. The preparation is not difficult. It begins with study, analysis, and understanding of three enemies which you shall have to clear out.

These are INDECISION, DOUBT, and FEAR!" It makes sense to me that Indecision crystalizes into Doubt, which blends into fear. I see how this has affected my existence and I go forward reading and listening to learn more so that I can conquer the fears that I have built up. 

My state of mind is subject of control and decision. That means I am the only one that can make the positive decisions necessary to change my future, by living in the now, which will also counter the Six Ghosts of Fears.

The Basic Fears are Poverty, Criticism, Ill Health, Lose of love of Someone, Old Age and Death.

I took a moment to reflect on these fears to see which ones I allow myself to feel. Fear is a feeling. It's something I create as a state of mind. That means I can change that by replacing those fears with Decisive, Positive, Thoughts and actions.

I like the example laid out in the author talking about ill health when he described Physicians who were around sickness, and disease all the time. And yet, most Drs do not show signs of illness because they are not fearful of it. Their education and powers to cure illness doesn't afford them the need for fear of ill Health or Death.

As the author goes on, he points out these facts, which resonate with me as I read the rest of the chapter, and they are - 

"Man can create nothing which he does not conceive in the form of an inpulse of thought.

Mans Thought Impulses begin immediately to translate themselves into their physical equivalent, wheather those thoughts are Voluntary or involuntary.

All thought has a tendency to clothe itself in It's physical Equivalent.

there can be no Compromise between poverty and Riches! The two roads that travel to poverty and riches travel in opposite direction.

The Starting Point of the Path to Riches is Desire.

You can only control Your State of Mind - Choose Poverty or Riches - That's Totally up to you!""

To me that carried heavy weight and as I continued through the lesson, I now realize what I need to start doing today.

I must follow the positive directions of my MentoringForFree Leaders and begin changing my state of mind using my creative intelligence.

Three things stand out that I need to have and they are 1)Burning Desire, 2)Will Power, and 3)Creative intelligence. With those and surrounding my self

with like minded people as I am here in MentoriingForFree,

I will begin to receive through the Ether, positive vibrations that will propel me towards reaching my goals.