Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Bob Shoaf Sunny Alamogordo, NM, USA

Posted: 2019-08-26

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION

THE MAN WHO "THOUGHT" HIS WAY INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH THOMAS A. EDISON

TRULY, "thoughts are things," and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a BURNING DESIRE for their translation into riches, or other material objects.

We create our own reality by what we tell ourselves. Everybody is where they are in life, because that is where they said they wanted to be.

Barnes became a millionaire because of his thoughts. He did not let doubt, worry or fears enter his mind. When meeting Edison, he said I have come to go into business with Edison, the inventor. No other alternative entered his mind.

Just the opposite was Darby and his Uncle. They struck gold for a while, then it ran out. They quit, sold their machinery and took a train home. The junk man got expert advise and found the vein continued three feet ahead.

The junk man took millions of dollars from the mine, because he knew where to get expert advice.

Darby's Uncle learned a lesson that has serves millions of very successful people.

Many people measure people by their own impressions and beliefs.  

Another example is Henry Ford when he insisted his engineers produce a V-8 engine even though they thought it impossible.

Napoleon Hill's son and a close friend of 25 years experienced unusual success as a result of Chapter 2.

Hill gave a commencement speech at Salem College in Salem, WV. He spoke about the topic in Chapter 2. A member of the graduating class said he made that speech a part of his own philosophy. He became a member of Congress. I'd bet members of Congress were respected more back then.

I am grateful to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for this system that allows us to learn and make the mistakes and learn by those mistakes. Thank You, thank You, thank You Linda and Michael Dlouhy.

I am grateful for those who attend the weekly calls and offer their experiences. We help each other learn, make mistakes and learn from those mistakes. Thank You, thank You, thank You to each one of You.

Bob Shoaf
Sunny Alamogordo, NM

PS: I am grateful to each person who has downloaded Success In 10 Steps and allows me to communicate with them periodically. Thank You, thank You, thank You to each one of You. I appreciate each of You, very much.