Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ryan McChesney Tampa, Florida, United States

Posted: 2016-04-19

Chapter 8

Decision

 

This chapter is one of the most important chapters to understand in order to reach your goals. Therefore, I would highly recommend that you reread it in case you do not fully understand the importance in this chapter. And if you think you know it, after only reading it one time (like I did a year ago), then you should at least participate on this mastermind call. Let me tell you a story on the importance of decisions.

 

I go back to a time when I was playing traveling baseball during my high school years. I had an amazing, enthusatic, and passionate coach that loved baseball, and more importantly, loved helping us become succssful men and baseball players. I was struggling hitting the ball at this time so bad that many would believe that I didn't belong at that level. I was thinking so much on the negatives with my swing, my defense, and my life outside of baseball. As being a green personality, I always strived for my swing to be perfect, even if I did get a hit. However, my team and I were playing baseball on a hot summer day in Florida, which meant that there was barely any breeze and 100% humidity with the temperatures around 95 degrees. We were playing two games that day against another local team, and after a bad first game, my coach came over to me and told me something that I would never forget. He simply stated, "Ryan, do you know how you get out of a slump? Go up to the plate and swing at every opportunity that you get (which meant to swing at every strike thrown). And if you strikeout swinging, then say screw it, and get back up there the next time with the mindset that you aren't going down without a fight until you win."

 

And guess what happened only 30 minutes after he told me that, I ended up 2 for 3 with a home run, double, and a walk. From then on, I took that mindset approach to every at bat, and I became the hottest hitter on our team that summer. And like the old saying goes, "And the rest is history." My point to that story is that once I made a decision to listen to my coach, and went all in on that mindset, my game took off to the next level. And it is no different here in network marketing. It all starts with a thought in your mind, but it will only remain a thought without a decision to act upon it. I can't thank my coach that summer for giving me that talk enough because without his help and my decision to listen and apply that mindset, I don't know what would have happened to my baseball career.

 

Ryan McChesney

Tampa, Florida