Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc. TN Lic#050

    Every January, I re-read Napoleon Hill’s classic, “Think and Grow Rich”. Yes, it was a book that was written during the depression era and many pooh-pooh the book as being irrevelent, ancient and archaic. Wrong on all accounts. Napoleon Hill is credited with writing the first philosophy of success principles that many self-help speakers and coaches repurpose.
    I also believe that there are defining events in everyone's life. Those events are often attached with such emotion that they scar our soul and we resolve with all our being this will never, ever happen again. I had one of those moments yesterday. The decision was made then and there to burn the bridges leaving me no recourse but to push onward. And so my friends, I will leave you with this thought . . .
    Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win - essential to success.
~ Napoleon Hill

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Comments (12)

James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Michael.  I follow you everyday.  So for you to burn a bridge is just not like something you would do unless it was absolutely necessary.  For whatever reason I wish you success, you can't rebuild that bridge but you can make new ones.  

Jan 18, 2016 07:38 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Michael.  Somebody really screwed up to have you make that decision.

Jan 18, 2016 07:47 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

At times it's necessary to burn a bridge, I've done it with no regrets at all.

Jan 18, 2016 07:52 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Michael - that is the real test of committment.  Many are only in if they have an exit.  Failure is NOT an option!

Jan 18, 2016 07:53 PM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Certainly a tough decision to make in any life, Michael.

Jan 18, 2016 08:58 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I love that you take time for reflection and this book is a good one too!

Jan 18, 2016 09:31 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I haven't read the book, Michael. I love your reflections and hope you day is outstanding.

Jan 18, 2016 10:19 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I don't think Napoleon Hill will ever go out of print. I still read Socrates  quotes Michael of TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. 

Jan 19, 2016 12:17 AM
Suzanne Strickler
Realty Mark Associates - Havertown, PA
School is never out for the Successful.

"Think and Grow Rich" is an excellent motivational book.  Classic by age and timeless in advice. And sometimes,  it's the right thing to "Think, then cut your losses to Grow".

Jan 19, 2016 02:58 AM
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty

It's not often I burn bridges but sometimes it just has to be done. I know you'll keep marching forward towards success! 

Jan 19, 2016 05:59 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Michael there is a lot of wisdom and truth in that quote.  Easy to see why Hill's book is so important to you.

Jan 19, 2016 06:59 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


When we have a big why . . . . and we're determined to achieve it. We will do what has to be done to achieve it.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 19, 2016 11:06 AM