George W Lewis Jr Kenmore, Washington, USA
Think and Grow Rich Chapter 15 Lesson
Now I know why I failed time and time again trying to move forward and make a better life for myself and others. I have to accept that there is no comprimise when it comes to walking on the path of sovereign abundance and success.
After reading and studying this chapter my self analysis showed me that I have been exerting a great deal of the indecision, doubt, and fear that has been systemically blind-siding my intentions, goals, dreams and aspirations. What is ironic is that I read this before about 20 years ago and applied the idiology to better my situation and wound up under subliminal and overt attack by my family, friends and peers. Who would have thought that when you face your own fears that it sparks fear, jealousy and envy from others close in your circle who don't want to see you change nor do better, and being a compassionate individual, with an innate nack to help and serve others, I fell victim to my own compassionate heart chosing not to rock the boat and rattle the cage in my relationships with others, on top of the recipricol effect of thought forms and thinking patterns projected from people into the ethers. If only I'd remembered and adhere to the age old relavent to this day maxim, "Before we can master an enemy, we must know its name, its habits, and its place of abode..."
I'm so glad that I kept this book after all this time, re-openning it and re-kindling my desire to succeed, only this time I know now, that you need to rattle the cage. You need to rock the boat otherwise you will stay stuck in that infinitude loop of the same old same. Nothing will change. If, "Man's thought impulses begin immediately to translate themselves into their physical equivilent, whether those thoughts are voluntary or involuntary...", then it is imperative to know "why" one is having particular thoughts and thought patterns and to seriously take a look at what type of life boat/cage your in because birds of the same feather flawk together.
This year I choose to rattle the cage and rock the boat. Why? Because it's the only way to be trully effective at breaking conditioned behavior and thought processing, not to mention, doing away with family, friends and peers that are so full of pessamism, indecision, doubt, and fears of their own and are so optimistically open to share with you, their status qoue of sustained missery and contempment to not think for one self.
In gratittude Napoleon Hill, your words are not only encouraging but still relevant to this day.
Thank You Micheal, Tony and the entire Mentor for Free family.