Kay Young Superior, CO, US
Chapter 8 - Think and Grow Rich –T he Mastery of Procrastination.
This past week, perhaps you, like me exhibited procrastination in the writing of our comments about this chapter and have lost 7 days in which we could have written it. Seven days that we could have practiced the wisdom of this chapter and in which we might have read each other’s thoughts and comments.
Looking at Hill’s opening comment, ‘”ACCURATE analysis of over 25,000 men and women who had experienced failure, disclosed the fact that LACK OF DECISION was near the head of the list of the 30 major causes of FAILURE.”
We have learned that lack of decision keeps us from our goals. Just a few weeks ago, I made a decision about a goal in my Network Marketing business. When I returned home, there were many OTHER things that needed my attention. As I looked at the importance of these other things, I realized they were important. Things such as feeding my family, attending to my clients in my service business, doing the laundry, figuring out our financial obligations, other needs of my family and my own physical ability to do all these things. The high goal in my Network Marketing business was squeezed into a tiny morsel of my time. These things are the distractions we all face as we build our businesses.
The good news is that my goal is still there. It has not and will not change and the resolve I felt when I came home is still alive. I know I will achieve it and beyond, even if the time frame is stretched a bit. Holding onto to that goal, I realized that Hill has given advice to me directly.
That advice is in his statement regarding the Committee of Correspondence, years before the First Continental Congress, Hill said, “The Committee of Correspondence was organized. Observe that this move provided the way for increasing the power of the Master Mind by adding to it men from all the Colonies. Take notice that this procedure constituted the first ORGANIZED PLANNING of the disgruntled Colonists.”
I realized I had to step back a chapter and do my organized planning and then act upon it. Our Master Mind group has an organized plan, my company has an organized plan and I need a personal organized plan to pursue the most important activities toward that goal. It has to work in my life, but will hold a time and space in my days that will not be used otherwise. This is a decision I have made.
Though this decision will not affect the county as did Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, John Hancock and others mentioned in the lesson, it is vital to me and my family.
Thanks you Linda & Michael Dlouhy for staying with us as we learn to have faith and courage and ultimately become successes in our business endeavors.