Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Michael Grant Simon Stillwater, Minnesota, United States

Posted: 2021-02-23



I imagine if everyone of us asked a large group of people, if they would enjoy a life of great wealth and financial freedom, they would not get many no.  In fact almost everyone would probably say yes. 


The next question is, What are you willing to do to achieve financial freedom?   We might get a variance of answers.  Some might say, what do you mean?  What would I have to do?    Some would say they hope to win the lottery?   Many, probably will not know what to say.    Most, however, will not be willing to take the time and commitment that a lifestyle change requires.  


This is the same thing we all do when we talk to individuals about our five pillar opportunities. We will probably get a variety of answers if we talk to enough people. 


Most want, but few will do what is required because they do not have the burning DESIRE to move forward.


High Level Success in Sports is no different.  Most who have participated in Sports want to do well.  Most, however, will be fair to midland.  The ones who make it to the top of their game make it because they are willing to do whatever it takes to get there.  Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Tom Brady, all had natural ability as athletes.  The professional ranks of each of their sports are filled with athletes.  They, however, rose to the top because of their desire and obsession to be the best.    

Michael Jordan Shot Free Throws till his hand blistered. He did this after he was cut from his high school Varsity Basket Ball team.  Tiger Woods hit more buckets of balls, played extra wholes and hit the gym than most of his competitors.  He mentioned one time that John Daly had way more ability than him.  Tiger, however, put in the time.  Daly won a few tournaments, but Tiger won several majors in the heart of his prime.   


Tom Brady has had a long career and won more Super Bowls than any Quarterback in the History of the NFL.  Now he has won Super Bowls with two different teams.  He is still playing at a high level even in his forties.   Some will say He is just lucky and gifted.  Many, however, probably don’t know the nutrition plan he follows along with the hours of extra work he still puts in to play at this level. 


All three of these athletes got to the level of play in their sports because of the Burning Desire, which drove them to work, which transmitted into their individual successes.


Barnes had a burning desire to become a business partner with Edison.  He worked for Edison for five years in a menial job, before the opportunity to market his Dictating Machines came.  Most would have quit within a matter of months and moved on to other opportunities. Barnes did not.  He was willing to do whatever it takes, burned all bridges, and his desires turned into reality.  Many others have had similar success stories and more will come in the future.  Unfortunately, many more will not succeed.  Not because they were not able.  They will not because they did not have the DESIRE!


The same applies to the Network Marketing Industry.  There are a number of five pillar companies with great opportunities to improve the lives of many.  Only a few, however, will make the stage because they are not willing to do what it takes to be successful.  They simply did not have the desire!


We all have challenging days due to the issues of life. Things can happen even in Five Pillar Companies.  Shipping, back orders, bad weather, and CoVid. Nothing is perfect in this world, and it comes down to how we react to it.


Mentoring for Free is the place to keep our minds and attitudes sharpened.  Thank you Michael And Linda Dloughy for this wonderful program.  Thank you Rick Burnett for reaching out to me.  Thank you to everyone who participates on these weekly calls.


Psalm chapter thirty-seven verse number four. 

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”


Michael Simon