Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, United States

Posted: 2019-12-12

Chapter 2 Desire: THE STARTING

I started wondering this week how many people told Edwin Barnes,
“You are so lucky! You are in business with Thomas Edison, and
financial security. Life must be great. You’re just so lucky!”

“Barnes succeeded because he chose a definite goal, placed all
his energy, all his will power, all his effort, everything back
of that goal. He did not become the partner of Edison the day
he arrived. He was content to start in the most menial work,
as long as it provided an opportunity to take even one step
toward his cherished goal.

Five years passed before the chance he had been seeking made
its appearance. During all those years not one ray of hope,
not one promise of attainment of his desire had been held out
to him. To everyone, except himself, he appeared only another
cog in the Edison business wheel, but in his own mind, He was
the partner of Edison every minute of the time,
from the very
day that he first went to work there.” Napoleon Hill

There was no luck involved, just a definite and determined
desire with the willingness to stay and do whatever it took.
Barnes was a living example of someone committed to the six
steps for moving desire to realization.

These six steps for transmuting desire to a realization are:

  1. Fix in your mind the exact amount or thing you desire.

  2. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return.

  3. Establish a definite date to have your desire.

  4. Create a definite plan of action and begin.

  5. Write it down and be specific.

  6. Read aloud daily

Reading aloud, at least twice daily, seeing, feeling, and
believe I am already in possession of all I desire
is that
which stirs my resolve to reach harder for desires.

“If the thing you wish to do is right, and you believe in it,
go ahead and do it! Put your dream across, and never mind what
“they” say if you meet with temporary defeat, for “they,”
perhaps, do not know that every failure brings with it the
seed of an equivalent success,

"Awake, arise, and assert yourself, you dreamers of the world.
Your star is now in the ascendency. The world depression brought
the opportunity you have been waiting for. It taught people
humility, tolerance, and open-mindedness.

"A BURNING DESIRE TO BE, AND TO DO is the starting point from
which the dreamer must take off. Dreams are not born of
indifference, laziness, or lack of ambition.” Napoleon Hill

Thank you, Linda and Michael Dlouhy, you follow your desire
and build this home of all of us. Bob Shoaf, I deeply appreciate
and enjoy how your desire is manifest in your servant spirit.
I am thankful to every one of you who participate in all the
weekly calls and share your brilliance.  I am grateful to
everyone who received Success in 10 Steps and allows me to be a
mentor to you.

Nathan Grimes
Lubbock, TX USA

PS: When a person really desires something, all the universe
conspires to help that person to realize his dream. Paulo Coelho