In Napolean Hill’s classic book, Think and Grow Rich,
he agrees to become Andrew Carnegie’s understudy to document and
understand the secrets to creating wealth. The deal Carnegie offered
was that he spends years with him and captures the secrets, however,
Carnegie will not pay him anything. Eventually Napolean Hill goes on
to become wealthy himself.
There is a huge danger in getting something for free; IT COSTS YOU
NOTHING. And because it does not cost you, you do not appreciate it.
There is wisdom everywhere to be found. There are people that have
knowledge to help you in your situation. There are books to devour
that will help you. Yet, is your tendency not to take someone out for
lunch who has immense knowledge that might bless you because of the
cost of $15? Or do you stay away from buying books because of another
$20 you might spend? Or do you delete those invitations to valuable
seminars that can help you in a great way because of some sticker shock?
We do not value what costs us nothing. Carnegie understood this and
helped Napolean Hill in a great way by making a deal that would
increase sensation for his hungering appetite.
To do your desire, to leverage your talents in a new venture, to
pursue passion…these are mere steps. Get into reading . Ask someone successful if you can treat them to lunch. Or get access to some serious knowledge that will make a difference. Let it cost you and watch how your hunger increases.