Think & Grow Rich Lessons
James Lombard Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

Posted: 2016-09-28

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When a child is born, it’s as if a new star appears in the heavens. The child having nestled in its mother’s womb for 9 months imbued with the spark of the divine is pushed into an historical and cultural environment. As it grows, it is taught that certain ambitions and achievements are not possible in this world of limitations. It is quickly made aware that: “You cannot do this or that”; “We always behave this way”; “You cannot get too big for your boots”; “You must defer to authorities, to those with knowledge and experience”; “You must know your place”.


Thoughts matter because they can change us and others and the destiny of the human race. Hill says that too many people have the habit of “measuring everything, and everyone, by their own impressions and beliefs”. That which distinguishes us from the animal world is our minds and free will. We can accept the thoughts of others, such as the media, prominent celebrities or we can think outside the box and do our own evaluation of projects and people. What will God say to us if we refuse to use this spark of the divine?


Hill says that to be effective our thoughts must be charged with definiteness of purpose, persistence and a burning desire for achievement and that those three essential qualities must be maintained over a lifetime. Edwin Barnes was constantly “intensifying his desire” to partner with Edison. In other words, he was continually saying his self-talk.


The clock is ticking (tick- tock!) and we are being advised to smell the roses, to take stock of our assets and to use them for the benefit of mankind, not for our own glorification. We cannot do this alone.  Hill advises in his “Five Steps to Self-Confidence”: “I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use and the co-operation of other people”.


                                                                                                                                                                                                     Regards and best wishes to all.


                                                                                                                                                                                                               James Lombard, Dublin, Ireland.