Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, United States

Posted: 2017-01-16

CHAPTER 2 DESIRE THE STARTING POINT
OF ALL ACHIEVEMENT, The First Step toward Riches

Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing
to burn his ships and cut all sources of retreat. Only by
so doing can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind
known as a BURNING DESIRE TO WIN, essential to success.

Every human being who reaches the age of understanding of
the purpose of money, wishes for it. Wishing will not bring
riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes
an obsession
, then planning definite ways and means to acquire
riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does
not recognize failure, will bring riches.

Everyone who have accumulated great fortunes, first did a
certain amount of dreaming, hoping, wishing, DESIRING, and
PLANNING before they acquired money.

Each of us must choose, 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.

I have started my 7th time through TGR. I can choose to follow my
desire, burning the bridge of the past failures choosing to win the
riches of life that are before me. With MFF I have learned to step
beyond just wishing, and let DESIRE become an obsession. I have been
given a new dream, with a blueprint and a plan for success. I have
been given the belief of “Go ahead, you can do it!”

I know, even with all the setback, we have had, I will reach my
desire for the riches life has for us. As Hill wrote, “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.

Before passing to the next chapter kindle anew, in your mind, the
fire of hope, faith, courage, and tolerance. If you have these states
of mind, and a working knowledge of the principles described, all
else that you need will come to you, when you are READY for it.”

Thanks Michael and Linda for your desires to build MFF now in its
12th year. Thanks to Bob Shoaf being a mentor with deep commitment to
the system. Thanks to each member on the calls for sharing lessons
and speaking up. A special thanks to each person who was downloaded
‚Äčthe e-book and allows me to serve them

Nathan Grimes
Lubbock, TX USA