Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Noel Figueroa Cape Coral, FL, USA

Posted: 2017-08-16

“Barnes succeeded because he chose a definite goal and placed all his energy, all his power, all his effort, everything, back of that goal.” – Napoleon Hill

I remember a time when I had such determination to get what I wanted. I made up my mind that I was not going to give up. There was nothing or anyone who was going to prevent me from attaining my desire. I disregarded all possible negative influences to deter my efforts. I thought about it all day and all night. My definite goal consumed me to the point that I didn’t think of anything else in the world. I would fall asleep with my all-consuming desire on my mind. 

I formed new habits to achieve my desires. I left myself no possible way of retreat. I had to win. I even had others swayed to my way of thinking. Months, which seemed like years, went by and I wouldn’t let go of my desire. I was persistent. I was convinced! My actions displayed a burning desire of that which I wanted. The powers in control were resistant, but I was determined to prevail.

Then it happened. The moment of victory had arrived. My parents decided that they would buy me my Wrangler jacket. It was 1973. I was 10 years young. I was the coolest kid on my block. I was wearing a brand new Wrangler jacket that was reserved only for the cool teenagers. I won!

“Dreams come true when desire transform them into concrete action. Ask life for great gifts and you encourage life to deliver them to you.” – Napoleon Hill

Lessons on desire from a determined kid.

Noel Figueroa