Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Rick Burnett Spanish Fort, Alabama, USA

Posted: 2020-04-14

“The oak sleeps in the acorn. The bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul, a waking angel stirs. DREAMS ARE THE SEEDLINGS OF REALITY.” N. Hill

Hill also tells us “If the thing you wish to do is right, and you believe in it, go ahead and do it! Put your dream across, and never mind what “they” say if you meet with temporary defeat, for “they,” perhaps, do not know that EVERY FAILURE BRINGS WITH IT THE SEED OF AN EQUIVALENT SUCCESS.

He tells us to throw off the fear of criticism that is described in detail in How To Outwit The 6 Ghosts Of Fear by getting away from anyone that would discourage you so I ask myself why I would put up with them? He also tells us “It may interest you to know that Marconi’s “friends” had him taken into custody, and examined in a psychopathic hospital, when he announced he had discovered a principle through which he could send messages through the air, without the aid of wires, or other direct physical means of communication.” 

The way he describes friends with the quotation marks around it tells me that maybe the one’s who would do that just might not be friends.

I realize after doing a lot of self analyzing after Chapter 15 that I do not have the kind of burning desire Barnes did. I want it bad but not bad enough to put EVERYTHING on hold and do WHATEVER IT TAKES! That is a huge difference than just wanting it.

Three more things pertaining to desire that Hill said were 

1.You may as well know, right here, that you can never have riches in great quantities, UNLESS you can work yourself into a white heat of DESIRE for money, and actually BELIEVE you will possess it…..I have two quotes on sticky notes right in front of my i’m looking at, the first is..80% of your success comes down to when you believe it. Harv Eker The other is It’s only what you believe will happen and therefore do next (action) that will bring about a life change. Bruce Wilkerson from The Prayer of Jabez.  That tells me that belief is EVERYTHING!

2. “Every human being who reaches the age of understanding of the purpose of money, wishes for it. Wishing will not bring riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches” Hill


3. “If you do not see great riches in your imagination, you will never see them in your bank balance.” Hill It might be hard to see 50k per month in our accounts if we have never even seen 10k in it but we could sure see an extra 1k  because we HAVE seen that before. 

Have you ever gone in for a job interview just hoping to get it at any cost because you needed it so bad to provide for the family that you would tell the employer you would work for any reasonable wage, work overtime, weekends, holidays, whatever? In other words just basically beg? I have!

Hill says about Barnes “When he went to Orange, he did not say to himself, “I will try to induce Edison to give me a job of some soft.” He said, “I will see Edison, and PUT HIM ON NOTICE THAT I HAVE COME TO GO INTO BUSINESS WITH HIM. That’s not begging for a job, that’s knowing exactly what he wanted and shows CONFIDENCE and BELIEF that he will have it because he knows what he’s willing to give to get it!

After listening to the Saturday night mastermind and the leadership call yesterday the point that Michael was trying to make on both is that we have programs running in our heads that might be keeping us from getting what we want, plain and simple a roadblock to our success. I have wondered what that bad programming was in my life for a long time. 

I was doing my visualization this morning and think I realized what it was. It just popped right out! I always wanted to sell stuff as a kid, all of those instances back then involved going door to door to the neighbors and ASKING for a sale. In my thee life rule picture number 2 is if you don’t ask the answer is always NO. My mom would discourage me subconsciously sending the message that sales might be bothering people. Some fundraisers, in fact as I think back when my daughter would express interest doing for the band I would be the same way just passing on the same lie. My mom was not in the least a bad person and neither was I but it was just programming being passed on. Michael says that the only way to get past that is self talk so I went back to my why and took my self talk from it… I am having so much fun helping look better, feel better, and have another income option, and the best of all becoming debt free~ I will do that every day until I BELIEVE IT with everything within me!

I know I said in my Chapter 15 lesson that this time around I was going to skip all the other chapters and focus just on that one but I couldn’t do it…The WHOLE book is JUST TOO GOOD and every chapter has life changing nuggets. 

Thanks Linda and Michael for this study! If it was the ONLY thing MFF offered it is still worth it’s weight in gold. I feel sorry for the ones who claim they don’t have time. It’s like a person trying to swim upstream against the current without it. Thanks to all my friends and mastermind partners I get to be with every week.

Rick Burnett

Fairhope, Al