Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Pearl Sullivan Bronx, New York, United States

Posted: 2022-06-01

Chapter 8 – The Decision to Keep Moving Forward.

“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; Deuteronomy 30:19 (NKJV)

“The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.” Proverbs 16:33 (NIV)

“These instructions will be of no value to you UNLESS YOU DEFINITELY DECIDE to organize them into a plan of action.” Napoleon Hill

This is the stumbling block that is being uncovered while doing these exercises. I have taken on so much responsibility for the care of others that I leave no time for what is important in my life.  If I decide to care for myself, my other responsibilities to others get in the way. Time is a valuable commodity in this world. We must use it wisely for it can never be gained back once wasted.  I love this mastermind group for I hear what is necessary for success. I’m learning how to think better, but have now come to a crossroads. Do I continue in my pursuit of wealth, or retreat back to ministry and teach? This is a major dilemma for me. My finances are almost non-existence due to past financial setbacks. My business is not growing because everyone says “I need more time to research it” and I’m running out of names.

I looked up discouragement to find out why this happens in my psyche. What is truly interesting is that it comes from  Fatigue, Frustration, Failure, and Fear are the root of discouragement. I’m over the fear factor. I don’t care what people think at 65, only what God thinks. I have been handling a lot of responsibility for things indirectly related to me, but not what is going to make my life better. I fail every day and continue to get back up because so many people are depending on me to be there for them. What is a girl to do?

I have always made decisions quickly. My finances are in the toilet because I made two major decisions in the last six years that have led to me living hand to mouth.  My networking business is my only increasing income and they just offered major incentives, and I have not been able to qualify. They are giving us another chance and I’m going to continue to do the income-producing activities with faith, courage, and organized planning. Five people somewhere will see the value and say yes! That is all I need for now to get back on track for my retired LEOs!