Hello everybody, The 30 day mental cleanse is a place where real cool committed people post their reflection about each chapter of “think and grow rich”.
Here is a collection of some of the most popular lessons for chapters one to four.
Tula Rands “thoughts are things”
“Most of my life I just “thought” without realizing how important
thought was and that I could use it as a tool for my benefit or
if misused to my hurt. With thought I have choice. A choice on
how and what I think and WHAT I think IS what I create and become.
MFF states ‘Learn how to think not what to think”.
Hill writes “A little more than thirty years ago, Edwin C. Barnes
discovered how true it is that men really do THINK AND GROW RICH.
His discovery did not come about at one sitting. It came little by
little, beginning with a BURNING DESIRE.
So it is with us as we participate in the mental cleanse. We do
not learn it all at once, we grow to understand, little by little.
It is our thoughts that have kept us re-living all the negative things people
have told us, the negative feelings we have had about ourselves and
our abilities, and even the fears that we have kept alive in our minds by
just thinking about them. It has been OUR choice.
We can choose to think differently.
I made my choice a year ago to change my life. I changed my thoughts
and my thoughts changed me.
If we can change ourselves by changing our thoughts we can also change
the circumstances around us and in our business.
Hill writes: “It was what he, Barnes, THOUGHT that
counted. If the significance of this statement could be
conveyed to every person who reads it, there would be
no need for the remainder of this book. ”
Do we want to harbor negative thought or do we want to larn how to be positive about life? Thank you Tula Rands some very thought provoking stuff here.
THE STARTING POINT OF ALL ACHIEVEMENT
‘DESIRE’ = To CHOOSE a definite goal, place ALL your energy, efforts, & will power behind that goal until you see the fulfillment or manifestation of what you desire.
That is a great definition of DESIRE right from the actions & life Edwin C. Barnes.
The process of turning a DESIRE into Reality seems very simple & direct to me & yet the question that spoke loudly to me from this chapter is just this. Why do so many folks Never really achieve anything of lasting significance in their lives?
We could say just like the chapter shows us that People……
Lack the fortitude to ‘Burn All their Bridges Behind them’
They have the attitude that they will TRY a thing instead of They will DO a thing
They are double minded & LACK the SINGLE FOCUS needed to attain the Goal
They try to Talk to Talk themselves & others into their DESIRE
I Believe all the above points plague all of us until we really DIG deep within ourselves to find our ‘WHY”. To me all the above problems are just symptomatic of not REALLY being in tune with my WHY and then connecting that why to my Gifts & talents.
I mean for me years ago when I first was introduced to Network Marketing all I saw were $$signs , that at the time I thought would easily flow into my bank account & even Unlimited Money at that!!…And then after a few years I wouldn’t need to work again…Well without a burning desire as defined in this chapter I never was able to accomplish this. It seems I was always distracted and never truly focused on my efforts and so I only enjoyed limited success and would eventually quit.I have come to the conclusion over the years that My burning Desire—Finding my Why must be More than Money & Material things. Sure I have Monetary goals & Material things I Desire , However I believe (at least for me) they will come out of my Why.
My WHY is to fulfill the Meaning of My Name ‘MATTHEW’ which means ‘Gift of God’ I DESIRE to be a GIFT Poured out & Opened up to others to help them find success & happiness in their lives.
And so with that 3 months ago I crafted a New Self Talk that goes like this;…
‘I am ‘Matthew’, Gift of God Passionately & Freely poured out & opened up to ALL those entering my life seeking Help and Abundance.’
By repeating my ST on a daily basis 200-400 times I have begun to BUILD a Burning Desire within my heart that is showing fruit in my life today as I am finding folks to help.
The Mental Cleanse has enabled me to find Clarity, Focus, & Purpose, in my DESIRE which I am still honing. Mentoring For Free is the Vehicle that I am using to Share my Gifts to help others.
Much Love & Abundance To All
Matt Geib The Great
Wow Matthew a heated up burning desire can drive us to achieve greatness. Thank you for your brilliance.
Chapter 3 – Faith
I can see why Hill put them next to each other in this book. Desire and Faith are almost similar. Desire is like setting your sight on what you’re wanting or craving for. Then, there’s Faith. It’s when you have the Belief in ALREADY having what you want and assuming that it is real.
The thing about faith is that you can make what you want feel totally real, as long as you’re constantly replaying it in your mind. You can do that through self-talk of course. But the thing to watch out for is that faith could also be suggested someone. This is why we need to say our self-talk at least 100 times a day. Otherwise, we’re going to adopt someone else’s Faith. And I think most people do just that.
This just goes back again to: You are what you THINK about most of the time.
These past weeks while going through chapter 2, I finally followed through with the six steps Hill mentioned. I’ve written out my statement and have been saying it every morning and every night. And just in these past few days, my belief has grown strong that I can almost feel that I ALREADY have it! However, I had to change the fixed amount so that my subconscious mind could say “Yeah, you can do it!” instead of “Ha, how are you going to do that?”
I want to share now how I came to believe I ALREADY have it…
I think it was about a week ago. I was sitting down on my bed, just about to go to sleep. Just before I was going to say my written statement, I just froze. I noticed the moment around me. The NOW. I looked at all my sticky notes on the wall and how I organized everything in my room. I thought, I would not have written that a year ago. Wow, have I changed that much? Then, I thought about my roommates that I’m currently living with. Everyday, I see them watching TV. Looking back at my old self that use to watch a lot of TV, I said “how could I have been like that?” Ha. This Mental Cleanse stuff works! So, now that I’ve cleared the clutter of beliefs that weren’t serving me, I KNOW that I can get what I want. I have that FAITH!
Now, the other AH-HA moment that I got out of this chapter was when Hill revealed that my greatest weakness was my lack of Self-Confidence.
Everyday, I call my mom to talk her. Since I’m in college, it’s only natural to have her want to talk with me. But when I talk to her, I sometimes feel that I can’t be happy around her.
I almost began to cry after each time I hung up because I kept thinking how could I talk like that to the person that has given me unconditional love. The funny thing is is that I can talk to a new client more positively.
It hit me like a ton of bricks today. I felt that I didn’t DESERVE her love. The thing is though, I don’t know how I got that belief. Maybe it’s because I wasn’t giving much love to other people. I was selfish in only wanting it. I realize love is about really caring for someone. No matter who it is. Understanding them and giving them more than what you would expect to get.
So, to have Self-Confidence, to have that Faith to feel that you DESERVE it, it has to come from a positive self-talk. Not just for you but for others as well.
Thank you everyone in this mastermind group for sharing your brilliance. I love you and truly do appreciate you.
Thank you Barton Felipe, for one so young you have an amazing handle on how to have faith.
Darlene Moore write about auto-suggestion.
How many times have we heard…Don’t judge someone until you walk a mile in their shoes.
This is what comes to my mind when I think about this statement. Do not listen to other
people until they walk a mile in your shoes…Make up your own mind and follow it!
When we turn off the TV, quit reading the newspaper and whatever else we need to do to
get rid of negativity. We have a chance to tell ourselves what we want twice as much at
other people are telling us what to do.
By figuring out what we want out of life and adding the emotions that follow your desire.
No matter what anyone else in life’s opinion is of us, we can become the person We are
proud to be.
I would like to share a little story with you.
Both of my husband’s parents have passed away. Both of my parents have passed away.
Friends of ours have no grandchildren. They asked if they could be our sons grandparents.
We of course said yes because all children need good grandparents.
While my son was visiting Mama and Pap one day, he came home early.
He said he was mad at Pap. When I asked why, he told me Pap called me stupid. And
nobody calls my Mommy stupid.
And he would not say anything else. I proceeded to call Mama and Pap and discovered
Pap was upset and saying curse words. My son stood on a chair and looked him straight
in the eye and said “Pap you are a winner and you should not use those words. Only
losers use those words.” Pap asked him who told him that. My son said Mommy did.
Pap stated well your Mommy is stupid because I have talked like this my whole life. My
son proceeded to tell him “Then you have been a loser your whole life.” He then put on
his coat and asked Pap to take him home.
I talk to my son about this. My son told me it would be okay, he knew Pap was a winner.
Everyday at dinnertime when we said prayer, my son would pray for Pap to be a winner.
After 3 weeks, Pap finally called and apologized to him. Pap came and picked him up and
they spent a great day together. While getting out of the car, my son turns and looks at
him and says “I love you Pap and I knew you were a winner”
Once my son came in the house, he turned and looked at me and said with a smile and a
sparkle in his eye “Mommy my self-talk worked, Pap says he will be a winner from now on.”
Because of all the love and emotions these two share for each other, my son had enough
faith and desire for his Pap to be a winner. And Pap was willing to have enough faith that
he could be better for his grandson.
To me, this is very powerful auto-suggestion. My son believed in Pap until he could believe
Faith, love, desire and all other positive emotions will help you become the person you want
to be. You just have to believe, like a child believes.
Much appreciation to Michael and Linda and the rest of the Mastermind Team for helping my
family improve and become better everyday.
Thank you Darlene your lesson all come from the heart and I honored to be part of a group that you have been involved in so successfully.
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