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

Posted: 2021-04-19

I really like Michael’s lesson. He says “Nature’s building blocks are available to man, in the energy involved in THINKING! Man’s brain may be compared to an electric battery. Every time we come back into this chapter my mind goes straight to that battery illustration. I think it has a lot to do with the EX truck driver in me and it is a perfect illustration for me, the perfect word picture. The bottom line as Lawrence would say is there is far more power in numbers, especially when the fellow numbers have basically the same mindset as you.


Michael also quoted Edison and the way people think or think they think and then made this statement. “But, we see it all the time.  We invite people to join this Mastermind group because we know it works in our personal development and yet,  the eighty-five percent that we invite don't stay long enough to even begin to understand the impact this could have on their lives. And that has confused me for some time as to why that happens, and it used to happen to me too before I got so frustrated that I told my wife I was getting out of this industry if I didn’t find a better way and that’s when I came into my experience with finding MFF. 


I was reading Art Williams book Pushing Up People and this explanation finally made perfect sense so though I’d share. ON that subject Art says “ People have difficulty making a commitment to anything. They spend their whole lives going from one thing to another, looking for a quick and easy way to success, or else they just settle for something less than their dreams. Many people make a half-hearted commitment to something, and tell themselves they are making a total commitment. Then they see something better somewhere else; the grass looks greener in a new business or job. They commit for a little while to something new. Then they get tired of that business, too, and they’re off again to something else.  Now, I don’t believe that you have just one chance to do something great in your life, but I don’t believe that you get an unlimited number of chances, either. Sometime in your life, you’ve got to stop running. You’ve got to say, “Now, this is it. This is a good opportunity and I’m going to take it all the way.


This time, I’m going to stand and fight until I win.”  When you finally make that total commitment, nothing in your life will be the same. Maybe for the first time, you’ll have a real direction in your life, a purpose forgetting up in the morning and working hard every day. When you see everything you do as one more step toward reaching the goals you’ve committed to, no task seems too big or too small."


Thank you Linda and Michael Dlouhy for making the commitment to provide this platform to give back and for my friends and mastermind partners that have been hanging in here as well for so many years so I can experience your and input and brilliance, my fellow batteries :)


Rick Burnett

Fairhope, Al