Earl Baldwin Billings, Montana, USA
Before I read Chapter two I was thinking I would be able to write at least one paragraph for the lesson. It turned out that I wrote more than I thought I would be able to.
The first line in the second paragraph says Barnes mind was already at WORK before he ever got to Edison. We don't need to wait until things are all lined up and in place to think about our goal. Our mind needs to be laser focused on the prize we set before us.
At first it was only a wish or a thought and then it became the dominating dream of his life. He chose a definite goal and put all of his energy into achieving it , always doing whatever it took to move closer to his goal.
This makes me think of Donald Trump when he thought he could be the president.
He developed a Desire to Make America Great Again. His mind was set on that one desire to make America great, and he said this over and over being completely focused on his goal. He went after people who could advise and give counsel to make it become a reality.
I am starting at ground Zero and building a business this year so I will have $100,000 by December 30th 2017. I will also be fluent in listening and talking to other people about how I can help them. My plan is simple, but will take a lot of work on my part. I will follow through with the lesson plans and training calls, talk with my sponsor and coach once a week, decide on a product to promote and use daily self talk as a motivator. I will make $100 by February 30th and then double it every month to achieve my goal of $102,400. on December30th 2017.
This is a very aggressive plan for me and I know I will achieve it.
As Hill says,
Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night, and once after arising in the morning. AS YOU READ—SEE AND FEEL AND BELIEVE YOURSELF ALREADY IN POSSESSION OF THE MONEY.
I - think - I - can + determination = I - know - I - can
My inspiration since childhood has been the story of (THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD)
In the story, a long train must be pulled over a high mountain. Larger engines, are asked to pull the train;but for various reasons they refuse. The request is sent to a small engine, who agrees to try. The engine succeeds in pulling the train over the mountain while repeating the mantra "I-think-I-can,I-think-I-can,I-think-I-can",and overcomes a seemingly impossible task. "".
Thank You Bob Shoaf for directing me in the right direction.