Would it be ok if I shared two brilliant lessons on Chapter 2 from Think and Grow Rich for this week’s Think and Grow Rich Lessons with You. A program that has helped thousands to change their lives and to become the person that they were intended to be. It has helped myself to become a better husband, father and friend.
Two brilliant lessons for think and grow rich lessons from two amazing women thanks for sharing Margi and Tuula
Chapter 2 – Desire.
Hill writes, “If the thing you wish to do is right, and you believe in it, go ahead and
do it! Put your dream across, and never mind what “they” say if you meet with
temporary defeat, for “they,” perhaps, do not know that EVERY FAILURE BRINGS
WITH IT THE SEED OF AN EQUIVALENT SUCCESS.”
We need to remember “they” do not know what we know, “they” do not know what
we are capable of, “they” are happy where they are and do not want to do any more
than they are doing.
We are not “they”. We have a dream. We know we are capable, and we are not happy
where we are because we want more. More for our families, ourselves and all those
we can help along our journey.
Lately we have heard the saying “Get over yourself”. It sounded strange for me at first
and I was not sure what it actually meant. Once I realized it was talking about worrying
about what others may think of us, it made sense to me.
Others have their own life to live. We have to live our lives and make our own choices
the same as others do. We came into Network marketing to make a change in our lives
and circumstances and when we begin to learn about ourselves sometimes it can be a little
We find out things about ourselves that we are not happy about. We may find out we
carry beliefs that we don’t really want to hang on to and then we have to go about getting
rid of those beliefs and replace them with new beliefs.
We have to learn to become confident in ourselves and know that we can make our own
choices and not have to listen to everyone else. Our family and friends may not like the
new us. When that happens, we have a choice.
For some that choice is easy, but for some not so easy.
Hill tells us “In planning to acquire your share of the riches, let no one influence you to
scorn the dreamer. To win the big stakes in this changed world, you must catch the spirit
of the great pioneers of the past, whose dreams have given to civilization all that it has
of value, the spirit which serves as the life-blood of our own country—your opportunity
and mine, to develop and market our talents.”
Practical dreamers DO NOT QUIT!”
A BURNING DESIRE TO BE, AND TO DO is the starting point from which the dreamer
must take off. Dreams are not born of indifference, laziness, or lack of ambition.
Remember, too, that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start, and pass through many
heartbreaking struggles before they “arrive.” The turning point in the lives of those who
succeed, usually comes at the moment of some crisis, through which they are introduced
to their “other selves”.
I believe the biggest heartbreaking struggle or crisis we have to go through is getting over
what others may think of us.
Quoting Hill again, “Remember, no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand
abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty.”
I choose to not let anyone decide for me what I am capable of and what I am going to
accomplish in my life.
Chapter 1, Desire.
Under the cover of the night sky, the little sea turtles begin the dangerous journey to the water’s
edge. A few days ago they were tucked away inside a nest on a warm, sandy beach. Following
nature’ gentle command, one-by-one they broke through their shells. Now a strong DESIRE to
get to the ocean waters fuels the coordinated effort of these young hatchlings to begin their
Once out of the nest, the little sea turtles face all kinds of dangers. Crabs, birds, raccoons, dogs
and even humans are great threats. Because their DESIRE is so strong, they keep crawling over
sand and seaweed.
Their struggle is so visible, that often a well-meaning vacationer will reach down to provide some
assistance. “That one looks like it needs some help.” The little turtle is scooped up and taken right
to the water and gently placed into the surf. “There you go, little one.”
Soon the little sea turtle will be washing up on the sandy beach. Dead. Without the struggle
of the journey, it did not have the strength to survive the ocean waves.
When we have a strong DESIRE to succeed in network marketing, it is as though we are traversing
those dangerous sands to get to our goal.
DESIRE fuels us to keep moving forward.
DESIRE makes the impossible possible.
DESIRE requires clear purpose, engaged minds, and strength of character. It requires a strong
shell and legs that keep moving.
When someone joins our business, we mentor them in whatever way they need to be successful.
We listen, we point them to training resources, and we build relationship with them.
But we can’t do it for them. We come alongside them, but if we do it all for them, we are raising
up weak and fragile team members, who will not have the strength to survive long term.
I often hear the question, “How can I motivate my team?”
No one could motivate the little sea turtles to risk their lives and crawl to the ocean. The sea
turtles have that DESIRE hard-wired within them and they have no choice but to head to the surf.
Without DESIRE they perish.
Without a strong DESIRE the lukewarm network marketer will eventually fall by the wayside.
But those who are strengthened through the struggle and refuse to quit, no matter what, will reach
Margi “Shining” Starr
You can read many more Brilliant lessons on our think and grow rich lessons Forum or even post Your own thoughts on the topic and join us for the discussion. We’d love to help You to own Your life, if You would like to participate in our free personal development training please let me know.