Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Richard Burnett Spanish Fort, Alabama, USA

Posted: 2022-03-30

I decided that I would go back once again to the year 2017 in which I had only been with the program less than a year to see if I had grown and if so, how much? Turns out that it was pretty mind boggling! So here’s what I wrote in April of 2017…


Mr Hill says “The sixth sense defies description! It cannot be described to a person who has not mastered the other principles of this philosophy, because such a person has no knowledge, and no experience with which the sixth sense may be compared. Understanding of the sixth sense comes only by meditation through mind development from within. The sixth sense probably is the medium of contact between the finite mind of man and Infinite Intelligence, and for this reason, it is a mixture of both the mental and the spiritual. It is believed to be the point at which the mind of man contacts the Universal Mind.


This is where I get a little puzzled because I feel that I have had this sixth sense for quite a while now, in fact most of my later adult life. I know I have had it when I had in no way mastered all thirteen principles. In fact I still feel like I have not completely mastered them. So if I am understanding this correctly he says that it can’t be described to someone who has no knowledge of the sixth sense, not that you cannot have it yourself. I will be looking forward to the insights of others on this subject on the mastermind.

So now I fully understand the question I was confused about at the time.

Something that Hill said I had never noticed in any prior reading seemed to jump off the page at me for some reason this time and it was this statement.

“Realizing, as I did, early in life, that I had to overcome the handicap of birth in an environment of ignorance and superstition, I deliberately assigned myself the task of voluntary rebirth through the method here described”. So he obviously discovered the power of self talk at an early age. I have no idea why that jumped out at me this time. I don’t think that it was the self talk but the fact that he realized he had to overcome the handicap of birth in an environment of ignorance and superstition.

It seems to me that we all have to overcome the very same thing.


So now in 2022 I do understand much better. The first thing I was confused about was why I had that sixth sense so strongly without any personal development and definitely not having the other 13 chapters mastered. I think the reason that it was so strong for me without having them mastered is that I spent so many years in dangerous situations in a truck and just naturally had to adapt and be aware or I wouldn't be talking to you now. Then about the handicap of birth. I think we all have that handicap unless we had parents that were really understanding of the damage that those influences could do and be a filter for us somewhat until we learned how to competently think and process on our own because we are born with a wide open subconscious mind and people are pouring into it what they will, good or bad and much of that is ignorance and superstition. It's not the actual birth itself but the vulnerability of being open to everything that you are being taught and helpless at that age to reject it.

Thanks to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for this mastermind and to all my friends and partners in the journey for your input.

Rick Burnett

Fairhope, Alabama