Wednesday, October 1, 2014
When Edwin C. Barnes climbed down from the freight train in Orange, N.J. more than fifty years ago, he may have resembled a tramp, but his thoughts were those of a king!
As he made his way from the railroad tracks to Thomas A. Edison's office, his mind was at work. He saw himself standing in Edison's presence. He heard himself asking Mr. Edison for an opportunity to carry out the one consuming obsession of his life, a burning desire to become the business associate of the great inventor.
Barnes desire was not a hope! It was not a wish! It was a keen, pulsating desire, which transcended everything else. It was definite.
A few years later, Edwin C. Barnes again stood before Edison, in the same office where he first met the inventor. This time his desire had been translated into reality. He was in business with Edison. The dominating dream of his life had become a reality.
Barnes succeeded because he chose a definite goal, placed all his energy, all his will power, all his effort, everything, back of that goal.
[the story I am referring to is this Thoughts Are Things]
(From Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich")
If you desire something do you do everything you can to get that? As one quote of a coach friend I have, "If you quit, you never really wanted it in the first place."
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