Loray Rover Greenbelt , MD, US
Based on the book Think and Grow Rich, Chapter 9: Persistence.
Unpressured, cattle will follow along in single file, often walking along the same path, forming well worn tracks or ruts. ‘Tracks’ form through our minds in a similar way. If we go down the same line of thinking often enough, a pathway forms and becomes a rut that gets deeper each time we use it. That is great stuff if the track is a dinki-di pathway (with true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy thoughts). It isn’t so good if that rut is a load of bull dust. If we have bad thinking ruts, we need to chuck a u-ie. To re-route cattle, you put up a fence (Abundance in the bush).
To re-route wrong thinking, the starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Hill says if you are following this book Think and Grow Rich with the intention of applying the knowledge it conveys, your first test as to your PERSISTENCE will come when you begin to follow the six steps described in the second chapter. Unless you are one of the two out of every hundred who already have a DEFINITE GOAL at which you are aiming, and a DEFINITE PLAN for its attainment, you may read the instructions, and then pass on with your daily routine, and never comply with those instructions.
If you always think how you’ve always thought, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. You have to start thinking differently if you want to see different results in your life.
Will you start refusing to go down the old ruts in your mind? Think PERSISTENCE often enough and you will get some new mind ruts! It’s called “renewing your mind” Renewing your mind is the key to changing your life. Can you see the dodgy ruts in your mind? What state of mind will you use to set those paths straight? You may want to start with Hill says:
The method by which DESIRE for riches can be transmuted into its financial equivalent, consists of six definite, practical steps:
First. Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. It is not sufficient merely to say “I want plenty of money.” Be definite as to the amount. (There is a psychological reason for definiteness which will be described in a subsequent chapter).
Second. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire. (There is no such reality as “something for nothing.)
Third. Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.
Fourth. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.
Fifth. Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire, name the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.
Sixth. Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night, and once after arising in the morning. AS YOU READ—SEE AND FEEL AND BELIEVE YOURSELF ALREADY IN POSSESSION OF THE MONEY.
May all your mind ruts (and cattle tracks) be good ones!
On the Think and Grow Rich lesson call, I listened to Michael Dilouhy say “to own your life you must own your mind.”
Thank you Michael and Linda Dilouhy always to this incredible mastermind group with everyones brilliance and in making this a great learning place on every call, thank you for everyone that speaks up.