THINK and GROW RICH (Chapter 2.1) A Burning Desire To Be and To Do | Keto Mom Book Club
Updated: Jan 18, 2022
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"Tolerance and an open mind are practical necessities of the dreamer today. Those who are afraid of new ideas are doomed before they get started... If the thing that you wish to do is right and you believe it is, go ahead and do it. Put your dreams across and never mind what they say" ~ Napoleon Hill
Points to Ponder:
00:41 Do You Own Your Morning?
01:08 "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill
02:47 Tolerance and an Open Mind
03:37 Don't Be Doomed
04:31 Failure Brings the Seed of Success
05:19 Keep Your Eyes Forward
05:44 Dreams Are the Seedlings of Your Reality
06:35 You Get What You Look For
06:53 A Burning Desire To Be and To Do
08:30 This Health Journey is Not Perfect
08:52 Don't Quit, Get Back Up and Keep Going
09:24 Overcoming Serious Challenges
10:05 A Fire of Hope, Faith, Courage and Tolerance
10:37 The State of Mind Must Believe
Full Episode Transcript:
Good morning! Welcome to the Keto Mom page, we're going to talk about mindset. It's so dark out, meaning it's not bright and sunny. So where are you tuning in from? I'm tuning in from Minnesota, today looks like a not promising morning with the sun. But hopefully it will come out soon. So I just got done working out, I did my morning reading and I'm excited to talk to you. Do you have a morning routine? That is the question of the morning. My question is this "Do you own your morning or do you let your morning own you?" I want you to respond and we can talk all about that. Maybe that will be my Keto Tip of the Day later in the afternoon when I do a tasting and a Keto tip. "How to Own Your Morning?"... Actually, I'm going to do that so tune in later today. I'm not going to talk about that because I'm going to talk about "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill.
We're talking on your mindset and yesterday we talked about "Burning Desire". I'll tell you where we're at in the book if you're following along, or just tuning in, whatever works for you. But do you own your morning or does your morning own you? Is it cloudy where you're at or sunny? It's very cloudy today. But I bet you The sun will come out. So here is what we were talking about yesterday, we talked about burning desire. We're still on page 46...
By the way whenever my girls want something or if when we play waitress and my girls need to get into character. For whatever reason or they're just being silly, our British accent comes out. We just think we need to have a different accent. I don't know, it's just something funny that we do. So I hope that you're having a great morning.
I hope I can make you smile and I hope I can help change your mindset. So you don't "Have to" do anything today but "You get to" do it. You "Get to" because you are alive and breathing. You are awake today, which means you get another day and you should be thankful. Alright! It's time to start. Yesterday we talked about one quality which must be possessed to win, the definition of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants and a burning desire. So if you want to know, we're on page 46 and we're going to go to the next five pages. We're talking about burning desire.
He says "Tolerance and an open mind are practical necessities of the dreamer today. Those who are afraid of new ideas are doomed before they get started"...
And let me just put this in Keto mom terms... Those who are afraid to dream and who are afraid to start a new routine. Those who think "I've never been to a gym, I can't possibly do that", "You want me to intermittent fast? But I have always eaten breakfast. I was told breakfast is the most important meal of the day"... If you are not open to new ideas, trying new things, or open to the possibility that you might not be doing it right. He says it right here "You are doomed before you get started"...
Don't be doomed! There are things that you might not know that if you try, if you do it, if you go "Oh my goodness, I actually might not know everything" but you're open to it, you might find something that works... Alright! Let's keep moving...
"If the thing that you wish to do is right and you believe it is, go ahead and do it. Put your dreams across and never mind what they say"...
He writes a little bit differently because this book was written years and years ago. Sometimes he uses words like "Thy" and "Thou" and I'm like we don't talk like that... "They say if you meet with temporary defeat, they perhaps do not know that every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success"... I often say "The only way you fail is if you quit", and sometimes they get in the way. You know those people that are like "You'll never get that size", "I can't believe you're doing another diet", "You'll never accomplish it", "That is not sustainable"... You know those people? It's okay! Let them speak way back there.
But if you have the burning desire, if you're going to dream and have a vision to be healthier. Then they can sit in the back and watch you. Don't let them pull you down. The only way you're going to keep going though, is if you keep them back there, and you keep your eyes forward...
So in the book, it talks about so many dreamers, inventors, people that went forth, even when those people said they couldn't. So he share stories about Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Lincoln and the Wright brothers. The things that they had done, the dreams that they had and the seeds that they planted. "Dreams are the seedlings of your reality"... So right now you're dreaming about being healthier, being stronger, about running the marathon and about looking a certain way before you go on vacation or your wedding. Keep those dreams inside of you have that burning desire. Don't let those people pull you down. Those people may have tried the diet, and those people would say "Oh, I did that last year, it didn't work", "Oh, I joined a gym. It was terrible", "Oh, I did that don't even bother", "You'll never, it's never going to work for you"...
You tell them to shut their mouth and they totally will... They will if you work on your mindset, they will if you believe that you can do it. And if you get pulled in by those people, and you're like "Oh, you're probably right" or "Oh, you're right! It didn't work for you".
Remember, you get what you look for, so stop looking at their failures and you keep going forward... "A burning desire to be and to do, is the starting point from which the dreamer must take off. Dreams are not born in difference, laziness or lack of ambition"...
Listen, a burning desire to be and to do, is the starting point from which a dreamer must take off. "To be and To do", you're going to learn how to do things and you're going to take action. You just need the burning desire to do it. Some of you just don't really have it in you. It's kind of like wavering and ever flowing. If you answered this morning's question "Do you own your morning or does your morning own you"... If your morning owns you, you don't have a big enough desire to change yet. I know that's harsh. Sometimes I don't like saying things like that... But I get messages all the time, and they'll say "Oh, it's been two weeks or a month, the fat isn't coming off". And I'm like "Listen, you didn't gain fifty pounds in two weeks"... You probably gained it over the last two years. You didn't gain it overnight and you're not going to lose it overnight. Sometimes the harsh reality of hearing these things will either put the burning desire in you to change, or you're just going to get mad and never change. What is it going to take for you to get outside of yourself, to learn and to take action?... All right! "Remember that all who succeed in life, get off to a bad start and pass through the many heartbreaking struggles before they arrive. Their turning point in the lives of those who succeed usually come at the moment of some crisis through which they introduced to their other selves"...