Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Taquittee Cross Calumet Park, Illinois, United States

Posted: 2020-07-29




This week I wanted to start my lesson off with what motivated me most from this chapter, and my notes follow.

Barnes' desire was not a hope! It was not a wish! It was a keen, pulsating DESIRE, which transcended everything else. It was DEFINITE.

The desire was not new when he approached Edison. It had been Barnes' dominating desire for a long time. 

Barnes won his goal because he wanted to be a business associate of Mr. Edison, more than he wanted anything else. He created a plan by which to attain that purpose.

But he BURNED ALL BRIDGES BEHIND HIM. He stood by his DESIRE until it became the dominating obsession of his life—and—finally, a fact.

When he went to Orange, he did not say to himself, "I will try to induce Edison to give me a job of some sort." He said, "I will see Edison, and put him on notice that I have come to go into business with him.

He did not say, "I will work there for a few months, and if I get no encouragement, I will quit and get a job somewhere else."

One must have a never give up mentality. Be coachable and follow the lead of that coach until you reach your goal. Start small till you get there.


He Said, "I will start anywhere. I will do anything Edison tells me to do, but before I am through, I will be his associate."

He did not say, "I will keep my eyes open for another opportunity, in case I fail to get what I want in the Edison organization." He said, "There is but ONE thing in this world that I am determined to have, and that is a business association with Thomas A. Edison. I will burn all bridges behind me, and stake my ENTIRE FUTURE on my ability to get what I want."

He left himself no possible way of retreat. He had to win or perish!


You may as well know, right here, that you can never have riches in enormous quantities UNLESS you can work yourself into a white heat of DESIRE for money, and BELIEVE you will possess it.

You have been disappointed; you have undergone defeat during the depression, you have felt the great heart within you crushed until it bled. Take courage, for these experiences have tempered the pure metal of which you are made-they are assets of incomparable value.

Remember, too, that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start and pass through many heartbreaking struggles before they "arrive." The turning point in the lives of those who succeed usually comes at the moment of some crisis, through which they are introduced to their "other selves."


So after reading this lesson this time, I wanted to pull something out that resonated with me.


So Let me be the one to impregnate your mind until you give birth to your new idea that will lead you to the DESTINY of your new way of LIFE.

I want to get your mind pregnant and watch you birth your most burning DESIRE.

I want to supply you with so much knowledge your evolution is unlimited. Your creative flow will continue to grow, just like the process of an embryo from the moment being created. It begins to develop into a human every day. Once fertilized, the egg becomes a living human being and start to grow cells, veins, brainwaves and a brain, arms, feet, eyes, ears, legs, toes, fingers, face, lips, tongue, nose, bones, blood cells, and a Heart.

But all these things start with a developmental process that leads to childbirth. Each Child Birth has labor pains or surgery Pains before delivery, the struggle the hurt, the pain, and the perseverance eventually Produce a Beautiful Baby.

In life today, right now, you are still that baby developing. You are still growing and developing. Each day will bring new birth, and each delivery will have its labor pains.





The same way with your burning desire, you will go through the labor pains, IT COMES WITH THE territory. Ideas and Creation with success always take time. So enjoy your pregnancy, TAKE IN THE KNOWLEDGE, GROW AND DEVELOP, PROCEDE THROUGH THE LABOR PAINS. AND KEEP giving birth to creativity and Ideas.



Going through the sift of failing forward is hard for some, even me. But I am learning physical pain and emotional pain. Each has a healing process. It up to you to hold on or let it go. I choose to grow through the process.


I'm in agreement with my Mentoring for free Mastermind Member Kristen B./ Fairhope, Alabama."

"This chapter was a wake-up call that you won't get let down when it " doesn't happen" because even if the timing is not your own if you never lose sight of the desire to have it and the faith you back it with, you won't be disappointed. And in the meantime, your positivity likely inspires others. 


I want to thank Michael and Linda for Giving birth to an excellent platform like Mentoring For Free. I want to thank My Mentors, Nathan, and Connie. And MOst of All I want to thank Everyone Here who cheer me on. And understand. 

Your Friend and Life-Changing mentoring coach.