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

Posted: 2021-02-08



One can read and know every chapter of this book inside and out.  They can want and hope this will lead them to the promised land of financial prosperity.  Great, but this will not happen until they get out of their mind the three roadblocks or dream killers which are fear, doubt, and indecision. 


Doubt can be dealt with through personal development from Mentoring for free, training with our companies, reading and listening to positive sources more than the negatives.  In other words limit your exposure to the news!

Keep a close eye on the company you keep.  There are two famous statements. One is, “An individual attitude and outlook will be the average of the five people they spend the most time with.” Next is the statement that hits home, “Misery loves Company.”  We are what we eat and become the company we keep!


The hardest part of any major journey is beginning the journey. Reminds me of my swimming days when I dreaded the cool pool water at the beginning of the workout.  The longer I stood there the harder it was to jump of the deck and begin.  Everything turned out fine once I was in, moving, and my body warmed up quickly.  These two can be dealt with.


Fear can be the biggest hindrance that holds one back.  According to Hill there are six basic Fears.

The Fear of Poverty, Criticism, Ill Health, Loss of Love of Someone, Old Age, and Death.


Well this is how we look at these matters. 


There are ways to deal with our health.  We can exercise, watch what we eat within reason and take recommended supplements.  Many of us are involved with one of the five pillar wellness companies. Therefore we can be our best customers.  Otherwise we can locate someone who is a member of one of these companies and exchange services. Some folks will not be interested.  No problem, move on to the next person and keep going.  There will be someone who is willing, just keep moving.


Loss of love of someone. Ending relationships are mentally tough and can slow anybody down for a time.  Life goes on and things will get better in time as long as we have the proper mindset.  Mentoring for Free, Church, and focusing on God can help someone during these times.  Well this has helped me in the pass.


 Time never stops and every fifty-two weeks we have another birthday. We will get older and cannot do anything about it.  The limitations of Age can be a mindset. 


They say,

“No human being can escape Death and Taxes.” More folks than not do not enjoy paying taxes and there are ways to deal with this matter.  Then there is the issue with Death.  The probability of Death is one hundred percent for each and every one of us.  It will happen when it happens and when it is our time, it is our time.  Therefore we need to live life to the fullest. 


Everyone will experience criticism if they do something that requires time, dedication, and sacrifice.  Some will criticize because they simply do not understand.  Some will because they do not believe in themselves.  Lastly some will because they are Debbie Downers and simply negative.  Best thing is to ignore them and shut them out if possible.  Do not walk, one should run!


The most significant fear that keeps one from achieving wealth is the fear of poverty.   This is a State of Mind and will eliminate your chances of obtaining financial freedom.   Just like positive and negative emotions these two states of minds do not work with each other.  No different than mixing large amounts of alcohol with medication.  Nothing positive will come out of this.  


Many recipes are simple and a good hearty meal is the end result as long as the proper ingredients, measurements, and preparation steps are followed.  The same goes towards Success.  Hill has provided us with a recipe here.  We will all arrive in time as long as we follow these steps.


Mentoring for free is a great place to stay on track.  Thank you Michael And Linda Dloughy for this program. Thank you Rick Burnett for reaching out to me.  Thank you to everyone who participates on these weekly calls.  You all enhance my life.


Psalm Chapter Thirty-four verse four.


I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”



Michael Simon