Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Colleen Toye Mandeville, Louisiana, USA

Posted: 2018-03-08

I have been listening and writing lessons for over a year now and even when I don't listen to the whole chapter, I remember certain things that I have gotten from not only reading and listening to the chapter, but from all of the wonderful people who have shared their brilliance.

Today's chapter on How to Outwit the Six Ghosts of Fear is very appropriate at this time in my life.

You see, my husband's company hasn't had any work this year and I have find myself repeating " I will not think with lack".  Why is that important? 

Because I have a choice.  I can think domesday and all of the things that could happen if that keeps up, or I can look at my glass half full and remember that over the past nearly 70 years I have gotten through anything that has come my way.  It may not always been the way I wanted the outcome to be, but I lived through it and many times it was for the best.

I could have been in fear when I was 24 years old and found myself in Louisiana (just moved from Minnesota) with a newborn and a 5 year old and a husband who found someone else.

Instead, I looked at it as a blessing when 3 weeks later I found my husband of 43 years who adopted my girls and raised them as his own.

I guess telling my experiences to my children have given them the fortitude to look at the positive side of events as they have overcome many obsticles and have come out for the better.

Thank you, Napoleon Hill and Mentoring For Free.  Without you, I might be having sleepless nights, but I'm not.

Colleen Toye

Mandeville, LA