Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Marty Roe Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States

Posted: 2020-12-27

Chapter 9,
Think And Grow Rich Lessons!

There are four simple steps which lead to the habit
of Persistence. They call for no great amount of 
intelligence, no particular amount of education, and but
little time or effort. The necessary steps are:-
1 A definite purpose backed by burning desire for its 
2 A definite plan, expressed in continuous action.
3 A mind closed tightly against all negative and 
discouraging influrnces, including negative suggestions
of relatives, friends and acquaintances.
4 A friendly alliance with one or more persons who will
encourage one to follow through with both plan and 
purpose.     (Napoleon Hill) 

What does that mean? I use to have a hard time with that 
statement. I think its safe to say we can all look back into
our past and find those times in our life when we had all 
four steps working for us.  I can remember growing up and 
the first big mile stone I came up against  in my life, riding 
 a bicycle on 2 wheels.  I had some friends that were riding
bicycles, I had been putting it off, I made the Decision I had 
to learn how, and I have to do it now. On a Friday 
 afternoon, I borrowed my sisters bicycle, in our large 
front yard I had plenty of room and some nice soft grass 
to fall on. For a while it did not seem like I was getting 
anywhere, I went through a lot of falling down and getting
back up, I did not know it at that time, I now know I was 
failing forward. 
When ever we have these four simple steps in place we
will not fail. Remember, some projects are going to take 
longer then others, it took Napoleon Hill a little over 20 
years to write Think And Grow Rich. It took me 60 years
to realize my thinking was all messed up. My Desire now
it's to continue to learn and fail forward. 
A big thank you to my Master Mind friends for helping me
to learn how to think, not what to think. 

Marty Roe
Pine Bluff, Arkansas,