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

Posted: 2018-03-19


The First Step toward Riches

This first step toward riches expands on the "Why" we created and sent to our mentor from Chapter 2 of Success In 10 Steps. Napoleon Hill placed DESIRE above all the other steps, because he knew it was the most important.

Napoleon Hill uses Barnes as an example of how a person should act when creating a BURNING DESIRE for success. As in Barnes case, it should not matter how long it takes. It should not matter our outward appearance. It's what is in our heart that matters.

Barnes succeeded because he had a definite goal. He placed all his energy, all his power and all his effort toward that goal.

Barnes left himself no way of escape. He had to win.

How many people who say they have read or listened to Chapter 2 of Success In 10 Steps, but have not even started their Why. How many only emailed it to their mentor after their mentor pointed out those tips and the instructions on the last page of that chapter?

We teach people to be leaders. When a person decides to become a leader, there are 3 answers they might give:

    1.  I'll try. There is no such word as try in the dictionary. It really means NO! There is no such word as TRY!
    2.  I'll do my best. This is better than #1, but when a person encounters a speed bump or a brick wall, which they will, they quit.
    3.  I'll do whatever it takes. Now this is a person who will become a leader.

If a person is not willing to post lessons here in Think and Grow Rich, they are in the category #1 above. But don't despair. All is not lost. If a person comes to the Think and Grow Rich Training calls and reads all the lessons, there is hope. Anyone can grow into a leader by staying here long enough for this personal growth training to begin to take effect.

One must complete the 6 Steps Hill has for us in this chapter. He also says we MUST read our written statement aloud, twice daily. These Steps are so important Hill makes reference to them in several of the following chapters.


I am grateful to Linda and Michael because when their first two companies blew up on them, Michael joined over 100 companies, studied each one's Policies and Procedures and compensation plans to see what worked and what didn't. Then he became a consultant to company owners for about 2 years. This Mentoring For Free training with 8 weekly calls is exactly what I was looking for. Those 8 weekly calls are created as a harmonious Mastermind group; just as Hill suggests. Thank You, thank You, thank You to Linda and Michael Dlouhy.

I am grateful for those who form the weekly calls and keep it harmonious. They are working on their DESIRE too. Thank You, thank You, thank You to each one of You.

Bob Shoaf
Sunny Alamogordo, NM

PS: I am grateful to those who have download the ebook, Success In 10 steps, from my mentoring site and chose to communicate periodically in a harmonious call periodically, thereby, creating a Mastermind group also. Thank You, thank You, thank You to each one of You. I appreciate You.

Remember, how You do anything, is how You do everything.