Don't have an account? To participate in discussions consider signing up or signing in
facebook connect
Sign-up, its free! Close [x]

Benefits

  • okay Create lasting relationships with other like minded women.
  • okay Blogging, let your voice be heard!
  • okay Interact with other women through blogs,questions and groups.
  • okay Photo Album, upload your most recent vacation pictures.
  • okay Contests, Free weekly prize drawing.
  • okay Weekly Newsletter.

  • Chapter 1: Introduction

    6 posts, 5 voices, 745 views, started Apr 14, 2009

    Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 by Jlwatt

    •  



    • Amethyst
      Offline

      Post your thoughts, questions, insights or anything else related to chapter 1 here.



      •  


        • 0 votes vote up vote up

          Tuliplady wrote Apr 14, 2009
        • Just sitting here re-reading chapter one.

           One of the things that is sticking with me is the sentence:   One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average man’s familiarity with the word “impossible“.  

          Too often we say it’s impossible or we “can’t” when what is really the case is that we don’t have the gumption to try, or the desire to do.  I know I find myself guilty of this.  And my dad has been preaching this to me for 25 years!



                Report  Reply


        • 0 votes vote up vote up

          Jlwatt wrote Apr 15, 2009
        • Great comment, Tuliplady!

          One of stories one of my math professors in college told, in an effort to encourage us to get to class on time, happy was about this student who arrived in class late to see five problems on the board. He copied them down and figured they were homework. He returned the next day and handed his paper to the professor and apologized for not being able to complete all the problems. The professor looked at him and asked what problems. The student replied the ones he had written on the board the previous day. The professor explained that those were five unsolved problems from mathematics. And the student had solved two of them.

          Yes, it is AMAZING what we can do when we don’t know something is impossible! happy

          Found this:
          www.snopes.com/college/homework/unsolvable.asp
          Not quite the same version I remembered, but true!



                Report  Reply


        • 0 votes vote up vote up

          Kelly Robertson wrote Apr 15, 2009
        • I thought Chap 1 was very enlightening and thank GOD because if a book is hard to “get in to“, we often set it down, never to return.  

          I was stuck on it like glue, just thinking of my potential!  

          Gosh, we sure do get in our own way, don’t we?  We base our potential on past performance, failures and what we learned as we were growing up about “who” we’ll be and what we can make of our lives. Once you read about Barnes and more, it all becomes clearer and clearer that we can DO ANYTHING and we can BE anything.  ox



                Report  Reply


        • 0 votes vote up vote up

          Mjmurphy wrote Apr 19, 2009
        • In the story about Darby I really like the line failure is a trickster. It made me think of a dream I had several years ago...I was trying to carry these precious gems on a board and they kept rolling around and falling off the flat board onto the ground. I was upset at losing them but this wizened old man began to laugh at me and I couldn’t fathom why he would think it was funny till I looked down at the ground and it was covered with these precious gems, as far as I could see the land was littered with them glittering in the sunlight. Then I too began to laugh at how silly I was, for thinking I was losing something and because there was an abundance of these gems to easily scoop up.



                Report  Reply


        • 0 votes vote up vote up

          Jlwatt wrote Apr 28, 2009
        • One of the things I got out of the first chapter was the idea of focussing on success. It seems like too many times we think about something we want then we think about all the things that might go wrong or all the reasons we can’t or all the times we have failed in the past. If it is something we REALLY want, none of that should matter.

          I am going to start a new thread called “Focus on Success“. Please check it out!



                Report  Reply



  • Think & Grow Rich View Group »

    Napoleon Hill's book "Think and Grow Rich"