Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Abigail Dantzie Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Posted: 2021-07-20


The Seventh Step toward Riches


We all get ideas and some of us receive many ideas, large and small and many in between. An idea is useless if we don’t have the ability and know how to take them from intangible thought to the physical equivalent.

A Desire is received –Promptly reach the Decision to go for it - Guard the idea – Formulate an organised plan – totally commit - execute the plan – be persistent.

I understand there are two major threats to my desire gaining momentum and materialising. The first is procrastination and second is the opinion of others. In fact, one can have one or both those challenges on them at the same time.

I have experience of receiving Desires and in order to achieve my desires I quickly decide to go for it, focus until it is a burning flame, organise a detailed plan, commit to carrying it out, take action by doing what it takes (be all in), and be persistent and I often succeeded.

In the past I also experienced death of many desires because I was guilty of falling for the opinion of others many times, destroying many good things I had built and my desires dying out. This was part of my learning and growing. Today, I say to all opinions NO MORE! STOP IT IMMEDIATELY! AND I VISUALISE THE WORDS MELTING AWAY AND DISSAPPEARING!

It is important to watch for threats, like a watchman on the walls of a city or a guard at the gates of a palace. Threats destroy or steal. Either way, they come to take away something of value to you in order to gain something for themselves.


As soon as you have an idea and you desire to fulfil it you have two options, decide you will now, or decide to put it off until tomorrow. That tomorrow often does not come. Putting it off is called procrastination. This is a challenge that most people have and it can be very difficult to overcome.  It can be overcome however by choosing the exact opposite which is to DECIDE QUICKLY.

Procrastination weakens your desire while coming to a decision quickly strengthens it. Decision is an action growing towards obtaining your desire. Procrastination is the exact opposite. The moment you choose to put your desire off, which is a decision but away from what you want, you are not tending to it, it’s like putting it behind your back, turning your face away from what you want and looking in the opposite direction to where you want to go. You have put your desire in the dark and that flame gradually gets weaker and eventually will go out.

I believe my desire is an amazing and precious gift from God which can have immense value.

I have several desires which I believe it's God wanting to bless me and those around me and I just have to figure out how to obtain those desires. When succeed, I am not only blessed, but my loved ones are blessed and all who are concerned are blessed too. I believe my desires are treasures.

Anything of real value attracts attention both good and bad So you have to keep your ears and eyes open in order to know what attention is supportive and what is there to steal or kill your desire.

I believe thieves and robbers are wounded or jealous people with no confidence in God. They can actually be wolves disguised in sheep's clothing and approach you by expressing opinions in order to steal or destroy your idea.

Some opinions however are well meaning and innocent, but that doesn't mean they are not destructive. They can be the most dangerous as they come from people you love and care for and you are not watching out for them to destroy or steal. You are expecting them to support you to build your dream. You expect them to love you as you love them. Surprisingly they refuse to trust that you are one with your Creator who has trusted you with an idea to carry out and the fact that your Creator has given it to you means that you can successfully fulfil that desire. These opinion are often ego driven and blindly thrown about words with no facts backing them.

A jealous person is about their own business, not the business of The Father of Light. They stealthily fake friendship, they spy, pretend to care and throw their opinions when they really are attempting to break through and steal or destroy your idea. However, you can protect yourself against this threat also.

How can you protect yourself against this threat?

  1. Remember that you are King or Queen of your Castle, the Captain of your Ship, the Master of your Fate!

  2. “Let one of your first decisions be to KEEP A CLOSED MOUTH AND OPEN EARS AND EYES.”

  3. Remember to “Keep your eyes and ears wide open— and your mouth CLOSED, if you wish to acquire the habit of prompt DECISION.”

  4. Remember that “Genuine wisdom is usually conspicuous through modesty and silence.”

  5. "TELL THE WORLD WHAT YOU INTEND TO DO, BUT FIRST SHOW IT. This is the equivalent of saying that "deeds, and not words, are what count most." FREEDOM OR DEATH ON A DECISION.”

  6. “…choose ONLY those who will be in COMPLETE SYMPATHY AND HARMONY WITH YOUR PURPOSE.” Remember, trust is earned. Know who you are speaking to before revealing your treasure. A trusted person or two, that gives power to your idea. God will bless.

  7. Remember that “…habit of definiteness of decision assumes the proportion of obstinacy” they may call you stubborn. That’s a good thing.

  8. “Keep your own counsel, when you begin to put into practice the principles described here, by reaching your own decisions and following them.”

  9. “You have a brain and mind of your own. USE IT, and reach your own decisions.”

  10. “If you need facts or information from other people, to enable you to reach decisions, as you probably will in many instances; acquire these facts or secure the information you need quietly, without disclosing your purpose.”

The world has the habit of making room for the man and woman whose words and actions show that they know where they are going.

I am very happy and grateful to be part of a mastermind group enabling me to get better at bringing my intangible thoughts into their physical equivilant and to the geniuses who brought their intangible thoughts into physical equivilant enabling us to do the same.