Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Len Hollon Prattville, Alabama, United States

Posted: 2016-09-24

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Bancruptcy!


This introductory chapter talks about a BURNING DESIRE.  I have given it some thought

wondering what exactly that means.


I am 56 years young, have a college degree, have had successes and failures in the work

force like most people.  For many years I have been in a downward spiral.  As a contract 

cable installer, as more and more companies came along, each new contract paid less and 

less.  I eventually wound up living with my parents and working for my sister in her business.

Essentialy, I was bancrupt.  


Then, of course, there is network marketing.  I have tried multiple companies since I was 

about 20 years of age.  Each one a failure.  Of course I have learned that since I wasn't 

properly trained, those failures were not my fault.  Still I wonder.  With those copanies did I

have a BURNING DESIRE or was it just fantasy.


Let's look at the 2 men Hill talks about in this chapter to understand the difference.


Edwin C. Barnes hopped a freight to Orange, New Jersey, showed up at Edison's laboratory

 looking like a tramp, and told Edison that he was ther to go into business with him.  He then

took a job working in a job of lower importance for Edison and stuck with until his opportunity 

would come along.  And it did come along and his diligence paid off and he became Edison's 

partner.  That is BURNING DESIRE.


R. U. Darby's uncle went west to find gold.  And he did find it.  However, when the gold seemngly

ran out, he gave up and sold out and went home.  Unlike the junk man he sold his equipment to,

he didn't even have enough determination to consult and expert before he quit.  Perhaps he only

had a fantasy and when the going got tough he couldn't stick.


In the past in network marketing, perhaps I just had a fantasy.  Did I quit when I should have 

found an expert to teach me the ropes?  Or, was that not even possible at that time?  Or, maybe

I wasn't ready?


I don't know.  I do know that I have a strong determination to help not only myself, but my family

and others, as well.  I have the determination, now, to stick until I have acheived my goal of 

fulltime, debt free income.  I am in a "5 pillars" company.  And most importantly, in MFF I have

partnered with the "expert" that will let me know that I just have to keep digging and I will find

the gold.  Perhaps that is BURNING DESIRE.


With Grateful Appreciation,


Len    from    "Sweet Home Alabama"


Jeremiah 29:11