Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Mervyn Drury Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Posted: 2018-10-31

Chapter 3 Faith


The Second Step toward Riches

What is Faith? Most of us if asked this question will point initially to a religious interpretation; however Faith can be both animate and inanimate. Simple examples of Faith are when driving a car and you wish to stop, you apply the brake. You have faith that the brakes will work. A baby if it cries has faith that a mother will feed or change its nappy.

The following quote is very informative: “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe”. Gail Devers

So many of us have dreams and as we have read in the previous two chapters, the first step is to change the dream into a passionate desire by using the human emotion of desire. However we can lose the passionate desire by listening to opinions or Naysayers. So we have to employ the human emotion and that is faith. It is necessary at this point to say that faith can be negative or positive.

Looking at the quote above by Gain Devers we see that Faith players an integral part in maintaining the Passionate Desire through times of initial failure and the overriding factor that it is easier to quit. Throughout my life I have come up against failures especially when working in development of new machinery. But I always return to the quotation ‘Everything a man can conceive he can achieve’. Also the word ‘Impossible’ if written differently “I’m possible” carries us to greater achievement.

Edison failed 10,000 plus times to develop a working incandescent light bulb but he had faith that if he persisted he would achieve his dream. Barnes was persistent in his Faith (belief) that he would be a Business Associate of Edison. Here again we can see the application and truth in Gail Devers’ quote above.

Linda and Michael’s statement that “They will believe in us until we believe in ourselves” is a statement of Faith, that the Mentoring For Free System, when followed will coach people to become successful in the majority of industries and or professions.

Mervyn Drury

Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.