Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ken Klemm Spring Hill, FL, USA

Posted: 2019-12-18

Most people associate Desire with a craving or longing 
for something they do not have, something they believe 
will bring them happiness.

So, you win that special person’s hand in marriage... 
Then what? You land the dream job you’ve always 
wanted... Then what? You get a car you’ve wanted for a 
long time... Then what? You move into your dream 
home... Then what?

Anyone who has been in show business will relate to 
this...

For many weeks a theater company prepares to premiere a 
Broadway musical. Sets are designed and built, scenery 
is painted, costumes are sewn, props are gathered, 
actors and musicians rehearse. Leading up to opening 
night, full dress rehearsals are performed and 
last-minute adjustments are made.

Opening night is a high stress event. Authors and 
directors monitor the audience to see if they laugh and 
applaud at the expected places, and the entire company 
anticipates the audience reaction as the final curtain 
closes.

Cast and crew gather for a late night party at a nearby 
restaurant and anxiously await the critics’ articles in 
the early morning publications.

If the show is a big hit, the company may go on to 
perform it six times per week for several years. An 
audience attending the show two years later expects an 
opening night-level performance, as most of them are 
seeing the show for the first time.

After winning a national championship, the sports team 
begins their next season with a 0 - 0 record. After 
giving a masterful performance to a sold-out crowd, the 
band boards the bus to journey to the next city. After 
winning a Pulitzer, the journalist pursues the next 
story. 

After completing the most challenging structure, the 
builder breaks ground on the next project. After 
hosting a fantastic wedding, the venue owner begins 
preparing for the next event. After completing an 
abundant harvest, the farmer begins planning the next 
planting season.

Thomas Jefferson famously enumerated three of our 
God-given unalienable rights: Life, Liberty and the 
Pursuit of Happiness. 

Is happiness the result of achieving a desired goal? 

If one finds joy in the PURSUIT, that one will never 
experience an unhappy day in their entire lifetime.

Your Friend and Servant,

Ken KLemm - Florida, USA

P.S. “Life is not about destinations; it is about 
journeys.”