Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, USA

Posted: 2016-04-16

CHAPTER 8 DECISION: THE MASTERY OF PROCRASTINATION

 

On Thursday I had to take Connie to the doctor. After

examining her and being concerned she could have

pneumonia, the doctor had a chest x-ray done. The

doctor ordered a breathing treatment. It determined

Connie had an upper respiratory infection and was

prescribed an antibiotic to take for the next ten days.

 

   We are blessed by living in a community which has

a medical school and great teaching hospitals. The

school has great doctors who serve as instructors, many

who decide to give up private practice in order to mentor

future doctors. I have been inspired by the decision made

by those young men and women who have made the choice

to serve the needs of other. An important lesson from these

young doctors was the method on which they honed their skills,

“See One, Do One, Teach One”. We use this method here at

MFF, “Hear One, Do one, and Teach one” in making our calls.

 

   You may be wandering what this has to do with this chapter. I

think it has everything to with this lesson. Each of them had to

make many decisions, what school to attended, in which field of

medicine to practice, how much will the cost be and what will they

have to give up in exchange to reach their goal. How many who

started down this road to hit the WALL OF INDECISION or

PROCRASTINATION and give up on their dreams.

 

   Each of us have to make decisions and it is extremely important

how we make those decisions. Mr. Hill states, “people who had

accumulated fortunes well beyond the million-dollar mark, disclosed

the fact that every one of them had the habit of REACHING

DECISIONS PROMPTLY, and of changing these decisions SLOWLY,

if, and when they were changed.”

 

   Maybe it would be good if life gave is the magic bottle of success,

with all the conditions, warnings, and disclosures, like that which

comes with every prescription. Oh, that is exactly what this chapter

does. Here is a list of disclosures and warnings:

 

  1. LACK OF DECISION was near the head of the list of the 30 major causes of FAILURE.

  2. PROCRASTINATION is a common enemy which practically every man must conquer.

  3. The majority of people who fail to accumulate money sufficient for their needs, are, generally, easily influenced by the “opinions” of others.

  4. Avoid TOO MUCH talking, and TOO LITTLE listening. Keep your eyes and ears wide open—and you mouth closed.

  5. With every decision will come risk, have the courage to believe in yourself.

 

   If not for the courage of the founding fathers to make decisions

promptly and stand by them, we would not enjoy the freedom we

have today. What a benefit we have, the power which gave this

country its freedom, is the self-same power we can and must use

for our self-determining.

 

I decide to give up my citizenship in the nation of procrastination

and live the country of DEFINITENESS OF DECISION to make my

stake for ECONOMIC FREEDOM.

 

As always thanks to everyone at MFF and may God bless.

 

Nathan Grimes

Lubbock, TX USA