Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ray Lalonde Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Posted: 2017-11-29

Chapter 2

Desire

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.

Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire.

(There is no such reality as “something for nothing”)

One must realize that all who have accumulated great fortune’s, first did a certain amount of dreaming, hoping, wishing, DESIRING, and PLANNING before they acquired Money

You may as well know, right here, that you can never have riches in great quantities, UNLESS you can work yourself into a white heat of DESIRE for money, and actually BELIEVE you will possess it.

You may as well know, also that every great leader, from the dawn of civilization down to the present, was a dreamer.

If you do not see the riches in your imagination, you will never see them in your bank balances.

In planning to acquire your share of the riches, let no one influence you to scorn the dreamer.

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.

There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being READY to receive it. No one is ready for a thing, until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish.

EVERY ADVERSITY BRINGS WITH IT THE SEED OF EQUIVALENT ADVANTAGE.