Coming back to this chapter for a fresh start always reminds me that everything begins with thoughts. If we have good thoughts then good things will be coming to us and if we have bad thoughts, not so good things will probably be coming. You can't hide or mask the bad thoughts that you have either. For instance, If you are talking to a prospect and thinking inwardly that they probably wouldn't be interested in what you have to offer, then they are probably not going to be interested. If you are thinking inwardly that you have some awesome products and an opportunity that can change someone's life and grateful you told them, they will pick up on that too and be excited about it.
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. I think sometimes we try to make the keys to success so complicated like there is a magic formula to it when all it amounts to is wanting something so bad that you will do anything to get it and working hard to do so, ignoring failure, learning from it, and never paying attention to what others are saying.
Mr. Hill says about Barnes, “It was what he THOUGHT that counted. If the significance of this statement could be conveyed to every person who reads it, there would be no need for the remainder of this book.” If his thoughts had not been the thoughts of a king and Edison had just gone by his appearance alone, he would've not had a chance.
This last one from Hill pretty much sums it all up when he says “Psychologists have correctly said that “WHEN ONE IS TRULY READY for a thing, it puts in its appearance.”
Barnes WAS READY for a business association with Edison, moreover, he was DETERMINED TO REMAIN READY UNTIL HE GOT THAT WHICH HE WAS SEEKING.”
I ask myself AM I READY, or will I sit around making excuses until the same time next year while I watch all the other ones in the company who ARE READY go right on up the ladder. The choice is up to me. How will I let my thoughts control this? It all boils down to that.
Thank you to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for your good thoughts that led to this program and thanks to the thoughts that I get up to experience from each and everyone of my friends and mastermind partners weekly.