Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, United States

Posted: 2021-09-17

Chapter 2 Desire: The Starting
Point of All Achievement

The following is the lesson I posted on 11-29-2017:

The doctor walks into the ER room with the results of the blood test, “Her
ammonia level is elevated which is the cause of mental and memory losses.
We have no idea of the causes. The diagnosis is end-stage liver disease.
There is no known cure, except to have a liver transplant if she qualifies
for it.”

That was September 2013 the first time a name was put to the years of ER visits,
hospital stays, and emotional turmoil Connie and I had already been through,
and there was more to come. It was later in 2014 when she was in the ICU, I
was informed she was being air-evac to Baylor. This is where we meet Dr.
Trotter, a liver specialist. She was told there are steps she was going to
have to take to be possibly concerned for a liver transplant, if ever! She
would have to lose weight, reduce her use of salt (2mg per day), rebuild her
body and strength, stay faithful in taking the necessary medicines, and work
to reduce or eliminate other drugs.

In a year’s time, Connie lost over 100 pounds, got her sugar and salt under
control, started working with a personal trainer who strengthens her core,
uppers-body, and legs. When we return to see Dr. Trotter he was amazed by
her results. The changes in her were wonderful. Now the disease was still
there. her had improved to the point that she was not a candidate for a
transplant. She has now too healthy! Though disappointed, I am proud of
Connie for reaching for her desire to get better. She had a definite goal,
plan and saw a victory.

Mr. Hill wrote, “Barnes’ desire was not a hope! It was not a wish! It was
a keen, pulsating DESIRE, which transcended everything else. It was DEFINITE.

Barnes succeeded because he chose a definite goal, placed all his energy, all
his willpower, all his effort, everything back of that goal. He created a plan
by which to attain that purpose. But he burned all the bridges behind him. He
stood by his DESIRE until it became the dominating obsession of his life and
finally, a fact.”

Hills calls us to turn up our desire for riches (be it money, relationships,
etc.) into a burning flame, and with definiteness of purpose find and follow a plan
that will get you there. Hill even give us the outline to follow: fix in your mind
the exact amount of money you desire; determine exactly what you intend
to give in return; establish a definite date; create a definite plan for carrying
out your desire; write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money
you intend to receive and read your written statement aloud.

Hill writes, “But the successful application of these six steps does call for
sufficient imagination to enable one to see and to understand, that accumulation
of money cannot be left to chance, good fortune, and luck. One must realize that
all who have accumulated great fortunes first did a certain amount of dreaming,
hoping, wishing, desiring, and planning before they acquired money.”

Just like Connie had to fight hard to win some of the battles and stayed strong
in faith to win the victories even to the end, I am determined to fight hard to
win the prize of build a successful network marketing business and continue to
be a year from now for as long as it takes.

Thank you to the Mentoring for Family especially Linda and Michael Dlouhy for
the love, support, and encouragement I have received.

Nathan Grimes