Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Len Hollon Prattville, Alabama, United States

Posted: 2019-08-28

Hill says, “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.”


It was what [Barnes] THOUGHT that counted.”  His attitude not his looks caused Edison to hire him.  He had

a BURNING DESIRE.  It is what we must have if we are to be successful in business and life.  A BURNING

DESIRE cause us to:




Barnes didn’t know Edison.  He didn’t even live anywhere near him.  Yet, he had a BURNING DESIRE to

be in business with him.  So, he (Barnes) hopped a freight to Orange New Jersey and literally showed up

on Edison’s doorstep.  That is the definition of “DO WHATEVER IT TAKES”.  What we have to ask

ourselves is, are we willing to figuratively “hop a freight” in order to achieve our dreams?




The “little colored girl” knew that when Darby’s uncle said ‘no’ that should be the end of it.  She also

knew that her Mammy needed fifty cents.  Risking her personal safety, she remained persistent, and in

the end got the fifty cents.  Personal safety is not an issue in most of us achieving our dreams.  We just

need to be willing to risk ridicule from, well meaning, family and friends.




Darby and Uncle stopped 3 feet short of Gold.  They should have realized that they were new to goldmining

and, carefully, sought an expert to advise them.  But, they didn’t.  They assumed the vein had played out

and gave up.  The “junk” man sought expert counsel and became a wealthy man.  We have expert counsel

in this MASTERMIND.  We just have to be humble enough to realize our need for it.


This chapter is the introduction.  There are 13 principles in this book.  Hill tells us if we will learn and apply

those principles, we will have in our hand what the 500 richest men at that time used to attain their wealth. 

If our attitude includes:


DO WHATEVER IT TAKES – some bridges will have to be burned.


BE PERSISTENT – “be here a year from now”.


SEEK EXPERT COUNSEL – know what You don’t know…and ask.


Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Linda & Michael Dlouhy for caring enough about people You had

never met to create MFF.


Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Bob Shoaf for being my mentor and friend.


Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to this awesome MASTERMIND for pouring into me.



Eternally Grateful,


Len    from    “Sweet Home Alabama”


Jeremiah 29:11


I AM the GATEKEEPER of my subconscious mind.  I MUST be on duty 24/7.  IT IS MY RESPONSIBILLITY AND MINE ALONE!