Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Bob Shoaf Sunny Alamogordo, NM, USA

Posted: 2017-08-13


The First Step toward Riches

In my opinion, this chapter may best be looked at as a continuation of our "Why"
from Chapter 2 of Success In 10 Steps. How could I develop a BURNING DESIRE if I
did not have a "Why", a "Why" that brings me to tears.  Now I am ready to
develop my BURNING DESIRE.

Just like Barnes, I must have thoughts of a king. It must not be a hope or a
wish. It must always be forefront in my mind. It must be my self-talk. It must
be my most dominate thought. It must be in detail.

Barnes succeeded because he had a definite goal, placed all his energy, all his
power, all his effort, everything back of that goal. He reached his goal because
he wanted that business partnership with Edison more than he wanted anything

So why do so many people feel they can cheat the system and reach their goal in
1 month, 3 months or even 6 months or a year? They seem to say, well if it takes
that much time, I'll just quit. Michael has a list of over 100 excuses, just
pick one. How these people do anything, is how they do everything.

Napoleon Hill gives us six definite steps REQUIRED for the development of a

1. Fix Your mind on the exact amount of money You desire. 2. Determine exactly
what You will give in return for the money You desire. 3. Establish a definite
date when You will possess the money You desire. 4. Create a definite plan for
carrying out Your desire, and begin at once, whether You are ready or not. Put
this plan into action. 5. Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of
money You intend to acquire, the time, what You intend to give in return and
describe clearly the plan You have. 6. Read Your written statement aloud, twice
daily, once in the morning and once just before bedtime.

Seeing, feeling and believing You are already in possession of the money is when
You are able to develop the required BURNING DESIRE.

The easiest way to develop this BURNING DESIRE is to post lessons weekly, read
the other lessons and participate on at least one of the Wednesday calls. Learn
the 13 Principles Napoleon Hill has lain out in this book, Think and Grow Rich.

I am grateful to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for having the foresight and
persistence to create such a master piece as Mentoring For Free.

I like to refer to these 8 weekly calls as the book learning part of Mentoring
For Free. The tool mentioned in Chapter 7 (Page 71) of Success In 10 Steps is
the on the job training (OJT). This is where we are able to put into practice
the skills we are learning from our training calls. You may have all the book
learning in the world and it will not do You a bit of good, if You do not put it
into practice consistently.

Thank You, thank You, thank You Linda and Michael Dlouhy for Your brilliance in
creating Mentoring For Free.

I am grateful to those who make up our 8 weekly calls and create a master mind
group per Napoleon Hill's instructions. Without these master mind groups, we
could not effectively learn the book learning part of Mentoring For Free.  Thank
You, thank You, thank You to each one of You for Your participation.

Bob Shoaf
Sunny Alamogordo, NM

PS: I am grateful to those who have downloaded my ebook and we communicate
periodically. We too, are creating a master mind group as Napoleon Hill
recommends. I appreciate each one of You, because we are helping each other. I
am becoming the leader I have a BURNING DESIRE to be. Thank You, thank You,
thank You to each one of You.