Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Michael Grant Simon Stillwater, Minnesota, United States

Posted: 2020-04-08


Thoughts are Things


If you think you can do it, you will do what it takes to make it happen. If you believe you are worthy of something you will do it with confidence and no guilt.  


If you don’t think you are capable and worthy, you will not do what it takes to succeed. You will quit at the first sign of trouble or failure.  


I like to  use sports analogies.  Every legendary athlete I can think of had athletic talent and capability. This, however, was only one part of the puzzle.  They had a desire, belief, and work ethic that made them elite athletes not just good athletes.  


The late Kobe Bryant had a lot talent, but he also had a work ethic land desire that very have. Michael Jordan said that himself, who I personally consider is the best basketball player in history. Jordan was a talented athlete, but not talented enough in everyone’s eyes. He was cut from the Varsity team as a Sophomore in High School. He worked hard on junior varsity and grew four inches over the summer.  By the time he was a Senior he played on the McDonalds All American team and was heavily recruited. He ended up playing for Dean Smith at North Carolina. 


In College he was good, but not a total standout based on North Carolina’s system.  He left early and was selected third in the NBA draft.  Jordan hit the NBA like a tsunami wave hits land.  He stood out like no player I ever remember. He was talented, but his work ethic, desire, and belief made him the what he was. It’s not just talent it’s believing in yourself.


The same goes for Business. Edwin Barnes had little money, few possessions, and did not stand out as anything special.  He, however, had the desire, belief and determination to succeed. He wanted to work for Edison and was determined to make it happen.  He was given a chance to work in his office. It took a few years, but his belief in himself and bulldog determination and work ethic made it happen. Would probably not happened otherwise. 


Most individuals would have stayed a while and left when the going got tough or a better looking opportunity presented itself.  I myself have fallen in this trap more than once.  This happened for two reasons. First I was not necessarily all in. More importantly was because I did not have total confidence or full belief in myself. Part of this is I fell for the naysayers thoughts and suggestions.


Now I am comfortable I found the right company, I am all in, and I believe in myself. I see myself walking the stage, getting the check, and most importantly helping others.    


Speaking of naysayers and negative garbage.  There was plenty before, but the current situation of the world is worst I have ever seen. Unemployment numbers have hit the roof in a matter of days, businesses are shut down, and many are wondering how they are gonna pay their bills. It’s not wonderful, but the media makes it seem much worse.   One who has the Television on for hours or trolls Social Media will have a polluted mind thinking the worst. 


Said last week we as a whole we will get through this situation. Plus good things will come out of this situation. Virtual work and meetings could  become a mainstream method of doing business, home school will rise, and the open minded will see that trading hours for dollars is not financial security.   Home based businesses, which includes network marketing will become a viable alternative.


To get through these negative times we need to keep the right messaging flowing in our mind. Listen and read enhancing material and associate with positive folks as much as possible even if it’s virtual.


Mentoring for Free is the perfect place.  Thank you Michael and Linda Dlouhy for this program. Thank you Rick for reaching out to me. Thank you to everyone who participates in these lessons.


Romans chapter twelve verse number two.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”


Michael Simon