Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Kenneth Guernsey Guernsey Lubbock, TX,

Posted: 2016-03-09

It was the Fall of 1968.  I was a freshman in college sitting in a classroom and the professor just said, within the next 10 years, we will be producing complete electronic circuits with photography.  Unbelievable!  No one in the class could dream that would be possible.  This was the age of Kodak Brownie cameras with single use flash bulbs in a flash attachment.  Of course we were not in an engineering classroom, but a reading and comprehension classroom.  12 years later, I was one of a few hundred people in the world that worked as an engineering technician on the very machines that produced those circuits described in the classroom which I attended and no one could foresee that such a process could exist.  Fortunately for me, I received a life changing opportunity because of someone’s dream that this could be possible.  

At the time I was sitting in the classroom, knowledge was doubling every seven (7) years.  Today, we have advanced from the vacuum tube to total solid state circuitry which most is done with Photolithography in microscopic dimensions.  Today we can project images through the air from our tablets, computers and phones, to images on our large screen television sets which are hanging on a wall much like a picture frame.  Who were the dreamers that caused these things to happen?  It seems impossible, but it is not.  It has happened.  

If all that is possible, the simple human dreams of success seem rather simple, yet, so difficult for most.  Why is that?  Perhaps Napolean Hill has written the very steps necessary to achieve those successes.  Looking at what others have achieved and studying how they were achieved, the very same methods are applied in everyone’s success.  Those steps are never changing, but are the same steps utilized by all in their own successes.  Keep your desire so strong, that failure is just a step toward success, and never quit.  Everything begins with a dream.  It is how you focus and how strong your desire is whether or not it is accomplished.  These are the lessons I am learning from “Think and Grow Rich” by Napolean Hill, and the lessons from Michael and his wife Linda.  Thank you.

Ken Guernsey