10.30.2006

thoughts become things, et. al.

say hello to our new house! the lot is over 1/4 acre - i think the backyard picture says it all. (things are bigger in texas...even marilyn monroe!) we are scheduled to close on it after thanksgiving.

on a totally unrelated note, here's a poem i came across while reading think and grow rich by napoleon hill:

if you think you are beaten, you are,
if you think you dare not, you don't
if you like to win, but you think you can't,
it is almost certain you won't.

if you think you'll lose, you're lost
for out of the world we find,
success begins with a fellow's will -
it's all in the state of mind.

if you think you're outclassed, you are,
you've got to think high to rise,
you've got to be sure of yourself before
you can ever win a prize.

life's battles don't always go
to the stronger or faster man,
but soon or late the man who wins
is the man who thinks he can!

6 comments:

danelle said...

What?! Since when? Did I miss a memo?
Anyway - the house is gorgeous!

Creechman said...

Congratulations on the house. Nice backyard. Did Marilyn come with?

tigger said...

I haven't seen her yet. But then again, they had a photo of Brad Pitt playing pool in the gameroom, and he wasn't up there either. :P

Kirby Barkley said...

I notice you have an Amazon.com link for the book "Think and Grow Rich." I would recommend that you consider changing to, or adding, a link to "Think and Grow Rich!: The Original Version, Restored and Revised," edited by Ross Cornwell, who has restored parts of Napoleon Hill's original 1937 manuscript that were cut out of the book in the 1960s.

There are several editions of "Think and Grow Rich" available. This is my personal favorite. Mr. Cornwell has also annotated the book (more than 170 endnotes) and added extremely useful features such as an appendix and a complete index of the book -- something it had never had in all the years it has been published. This book goes into my briefcase every time I go to work, go home from work, or travel. Not a day passes that I do not study up on one of the 13 Steps to Riches. The book is really indispensable.

You might also be interested in a discussion forum about the book which I have come across. It's at http://themindpowerinstitute.com/phpBB1/index.php . I remember the experience of reading this great book for the first time. It changed my life.

cjh said...

I have no idea about the sidebar. Congrats on the house! And if you find Brad Pitt, let me know...he should be surrounded by a gaggle of multicultural children.

tigger said...

Thanks, Kirby - you just added the link for me! It is a great book!