Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, USA

Posted: 2016-03-07

CHAPTER 2 DESIRE

THE STARTING POINT OF ALL ACHIEVEMENT

 

I have a repair job. The doorbell has not been ringing.

I know it needs new batteries, but how do I get to them?

I get out my tool box and start looking for the tool I’m

going to need. I did learn many years’ ago “all it takes

is the right tool!”

    Darren Hart wrote, “And it’s true. Success is about

having the right tool. You can struggle, waste time, hurt

yourself (and your family’s future) and still not get your

desired result trying to do everything by hand or on your

own. Or with the right tool you can realize success fast,

easy and painlessly.”

     When Edwin Barnes climbed out of the boxcar on his

way to see Thomas Edison he carried with him the first

tool need for success: DESIRE. As he was standing

before Mr. Edison, “He heard himself asking Mr. Edison

for an opportunity to carry out the one CONSUMING

OBSESSION OF HIS LIFE, a BURNING DESIRE to

become the business associate of the great inventor.”

    It’s not a hope or a wish. It was a keen, pulsating DESIRE.

It was DEFINITE and nothing was going to stop him from

finding a way. Even through it was to take him 5years to

accomplish this DESIRE he ever doubted his goal.

I know riches are mine to have. All I need is, to get out of

my boxcar with a burning DESIRE for the gifts God is ready

to give. Furthermore, I understand a desire for riches (all of the

twelve riches) comes from a state of mind that is an obsession,

which calls for planning definite ways and means to acquire and

being persistent.

    I reach out to the imagination created within by my God to: (1) Fix

my mind on the exact amount of money desired, (2) Know what I intend

to give in return for it, (3) Set the date when I will possess the money,

(4) Create a definite plan and carry it out, (5) Write it down clearly in

a concise statement, and (6) Read it aloud twice daily with emotion

that I already have the money.

    I am sure I have arrived at the right train station. The sign over this

station is Mentoring For Free. At the station I have the right tool box.

Furthermore, I’ve found the master builders, those who have pathed

the road to success.  I need to quiet the chatter, listen with an open

mind, read the lessons, write my lessons, and participate on the calls.

    Thanks to Michael and Linda for being the great engineers in creating

this station MFF and to all the station keepers (mentors) who lead the calls.

Nathan Grimes

Lubbock, TX USA