Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nick Harper Tyler , TX, USA

Posted: 2018-07-10

Chapter 2 : Desire

Google defines Desire as a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen. I don't agree with this definition, because I can wish for a million dollars, but it's not going to fall out of the sky into my hands.  I can wish to win the lottery, but I don't have a snowball's chance in hell to win unless I buy a ticket.  Wishing will get you nowhere in life!  You MUST TAKE ACTION!!!  I HATE the industry phrase that says you must take MASSIVE ACTION...ignorance on fire is better than knowledge on ice.  Yes you must take action but, I don't care who you are, you can only take MASSIVE ACTION for a short time...WE ARE ALL HUMANS!!! No one on this call can stay up for weeks or months on end...you're going to CRASH and CRASH HARD!!!  I believe that consistent action will always defeat MASSIVE ACTION!  I'm thinking of the story of the tortise and the hare...The HARE is very confident of winning, so it stops during the race and falls asleep. The tortoise continues to move very slowly but without stopping and finally it wins the race. The MORAL lesson of the story is that you can be more successful by doing things slowly and steadily than by acting quickly and carelessly.  

I'm sure that most of us here are dreamers (as most creative minds are), but a dream is only the starting point of desire!  You can look at a massive iceberg, when you see the huge top, your mind thinks that that's the biggest part of the iceberg, BUT the mass of that iceberg can't be seen unless you dive deep into the fridge waters and swim down.  Most people see someone successful, and think that luck was on their side, or they were born rich.  But as a matter of fact,  this person had a STRONG burning desire to succeed, and continues to fuel that same fire!  The people on the outside have never seen all of the TEMPORARY defeat, the long hours that did not accomplish the dream!   Most people quit before success happens.  A very close friend and local mentor recently told me that he'd rather see a fraction of light, than no light at all...he went on to say that if he's walking in a dark cave on railroad tracks he'd rather see some light than none at all...even if it's the light of a freight, speeding his way, there's hope to jump on the train and get to a better place!!! 

I'm sure the young soccer team in Thiland that's been trapped in that cave for so many days faced some TEMPORARY DEFEAT!  I'm sure that even the light of a small lighting bug gave them HOPE!  I know that those young men made a decision and said "we're getting out of here"!!!  This cave is NOT going to defeat us!!!  Reports say that the boys rescued so far are in "HIGH SPIRITS" and have STRONG immune systems!  THEY had a BURNING DESIRE TO LIVE!!!!  I challenge everyone to take note of these young men's names and see what they've accomplished 10, 20, and even 30 years from now...I know that these gentlemen will do great things!!!   Yes sir their DESIRE HAS A PURPOSE!!!  TO LIVE AND NOT DIE WITH THEIR MUSIC IN THEM!!!

I wonder what I would've done in their situation...I've had many TEMPORARY defeats in my life, but I've never gave up!  I'd like to say that I would be just as courageous as those youg men, but I've never been in their situation...how about you?

Yes I've been in a cold and dark place in my business, BUT I NEVER GAVE UP!!! MFF is that small ray of light that gave me hope...and each and every time that I CONNECTED WITH MY MFF FAMILY!!!  That light got brighter and brighter!!!  At this point the MFF light is brighter than the SUN!  Thank you so much Marcel Schmidt for reaching out to me and shining that ray of hope on me...I'm forever grateful!!!  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to my good friend Bob Shoaf for stepping up when Marcel wasn't PHYSICALLY able to help. 

Thank you Linda and Michael Dlouhy for creating this amazing system and a very special thank you to each and everyone involved in this amazing mastermind!  

Nick Harper

 

P.S. I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail, than to attempt to do nothing and succeed - Robert H. Schuller