Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Shirley Gekler Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Posted: 2017-11-13

Take Inventory of Yourself, As You Read This Closing Chapter,

and Find Out How Many of the "Ghosts" Are Standing in Your Way

INDECISION is the seedling of FEAR!  Remember this, as you read

Indecision crystalizes into DOUBT, and the two blend and become

FEAR!  The "blending" process often is slow.  This is one reason why

these three enemies are so dangerous.  They germinate and grow 

without their presence being observed.

Fears are nothing more than states of mind.  One's state of mind is

subject to control and direction.

Nature has endowed man with absolute  control over but one thing,

that is THOUGHT.  This fact, coupled with the additional fact that 

everything which man creates begins in the form of thought, leads

one very near to the principle by which FEAR may be mastered.


ITSELF IN ITS PHYSICAL EQUIVALENT (and this is true, beyond

any reasonable room for doubt), it is equally true that thought 

impulses of fear and poverty cannot be translated into terms of 

courage and financial gain.

The starting point of the path that leads to riches is DESIRE

A state of mind is something that one assumes.  It cannot be 

purchased; it must be created.  We live in a world of over-

abundance of everything the heart could desire, with nothing 

standing between us and our desires, excepting lack of a

definite purpose.

Your business in life is presumably to achieve success.  To be

successful, you must find peace of mind, acquire the materials 

needs of life, and above all, attain HAPPINESS.   All of these evidences 

of success begin in the form

 of thought impulses.

You may control your own mind; you have the power to feed it

whatever thought impulses you choose.  With this privilege goes 

also the responsibility of using it constructively.  You are the master

of your own earthly destiny just as surely as you have the power to

control your own thoughts.

Deliberately seek the company of people who influence you to


Mind control is the result of self-discipline and habit.  You either

control your mind or it controls you.  There is no halfway compromise

The most practical of all methods for controlling the mind is the

habit of keeping it busy with a definite purpose, backed by a definite


Thanks to Michael and Linda Dlouhy for providing this platform for 

all of us to learn and grow into the people that we are meant to be.

Love to all

Shirley Gekler

Sudbury, Ontario