Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Lawrence Bergfeld Bronx, New York, USA

Posted: 2018-01-07

Who do you know who is a good decision maker?

Let me tell you what happened to me back in college. When I was a freshman this kid Andrew whom I knew before college crossed paths with me once again there. It was in the middle of November and his friend Jason was coming over to visit from his college. Andrew asked me if I want to come with him to the bus station. I was not sure. A couple of minutes later he called me again and said that he was leaving. He should NOT have given me a ring in the first place. A week later his friend Jason came to visit him again and he mentioned that he will come over on Saturday Night. I see him on Monday morning before school and I asked him why wasn't he around. He said to me that plans changed. Thats an example of NOT to follow when reaching decisions.

My friend Jeremy was an excellent student and he asked me if I knew what I wanted to do when I came to college here. It was raidology which was not so much my idea because I did not have the habit of making a definite decision at the time. He was a sophmore back then and he majored in computer engineering. Every semester he had a 3.5 GPA and made the deans list. And every summer he had an internship going for him. One summer before starting he told me that he went through 6 rigorous interviews. He got the position. Before he finished college he received a call from Intel regarding a job offer in New Mexico, they flew him in.

He worked there and in Oregons Intel Plant, for a couple of years. After the two years were up he went to Michigan for his masters. When he finished his masters he made Microsoft and is very successful there. This story is a prime example of making a decision and sticking with it!

In conclusion I learned from Andrew what NOT to do when making decisions and from Jeremy what I am supposed to do when making decisions.

Lawrence Bergfeld