Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, United States

Posted: 2018-08-17

CHAPTER 8 DECISION: THE MASTERY
OF PROCRASTINATION

Decision: the act or process of deciding; determination
the act of or need for making up one's mind; something
that is decide; resolution:the quality of being decided;
firmness

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PROCRASTINATION: the act or habit of procrastinating;
the act or habit putting off or delaying; the act of
postponing something; procrastination is the thief of
time

“Those who reach decision promptly and definitely, know
what they want, and generally get it. The leaders in
every walk of life decision quickly, and firmly. That is
the major reason why they are leaders. The world has the
habit of making room for the man whose words and actions
show that he knows where he is going.” Hill

Definiteness of decision always requires courage, sometimes
very great courage. The fifty-six men who signed the
Declaration of Independence staked their lives on the decision
to affix their signatures to that document. The person who
reaches a definite decision to procure that particular job,
and make life pay the price he asks, does not stake his life
on that decision; he stakes his financial freedom. Financial
independence, riches, desirable business and professional
positions are not within reach of the person who neglects or
refuses to expect, plan and demand these things. The person who
desires riches in the same spirit that Samuel Adams desired
freedom for the Colonies, is sure to accumulate wealth.

Last week I mentioned the 4 birds sitting on a fence, one decided
to leave, but did not move. What if the one who decided to leave
chose to be a real leader and really left, do you think the other
would have follow?

Lubbock is the wintering grounds for Canadian geese. I feel a joy
when in early fall I hear the honking of the first flock arriving.
We have a small lake about a block from our home where the geese
spend the night. Every morning I can hear the geese as they begin
their flight to the fields outside of town to feed. Then, late
afternoon the sound as they return for the night.

One of my observation came as I watched one morning just before
the flock left. As they awoke and began to stir none were fly.
Suddenly, one bird lifted in to the air, then another followed by
100’s more. It took just one deciding “I am hungry! It is time to
eat. It’s time to go.” He took to the air and others follow.

We come to Mentoring for Free looking for answers. We had been
following paths that just had not worked for us. We feel the
pressure of failures and frustrations, wondering why have other
succeed, and not me. Here we learned not only “It’s not your fault”,
but why it is not and how to fix it. We find a mastermind of
harmonious people follow those who guide us in learning “How to
think, not what to think!” Giving us the skills necessary for
personal development, to brand ourselves, and building successful
business.

Here is question I had to ask and answer, “Am I going sit on the
fence, or am I doing decide and take flight so others can follow?”
I have made my choice:

"I, Nathan Grimes, am a person with integrity, a great attitude,
and specific goals. I have a high energy level, am enthusiastic,
and take pride in my appearance and what I do. I have a sense of
humor, lots of faith, wisdom, and the vision and courage to use
my talents effectively. I am moving, will you go with me.”

Thanks to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for you decision to build this
system and give it to us. My gratitude to Bob Shoaf partnering
and mentoring me regularly. To all who participate in this
mastermind thank you for the gifts you bring to call. My special
thanks to those who download the e-book, are coachable and speak
with me regularly!

Nathan Grimes
Lubbock. TX USA