Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Shirley Gekler Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Posted: 2017-04-27

THE MAN WHO "THOUGHT" HIS WAY INTO

PARTNERSHIP WITH THOMAS A. EDISON

Barnes certainly had a DESIRE to be in business with Edison  -- 

His DESIRE had grown from a tiny flicker to a full BURNING DESIRE.

Before he ever met Edison, he had made a decision that he would be 

in business with Edison, no matter what it took -- This was no longer a 

wish or a hope -- He was willing to do whatever it took and for however 

long that it might take.

Edison seeing the determination that Barnes displayed -- decided to let 

Barnes earn his place with the company -- first of all doing various jobs

which others didn't have any interest in doing.  Barnes, didn't complain,

he performed whatever duties that he was asked to do without complaint, 

knowing that HIS DAY WOULD COME.    --  HIS DAY did come, through

the back door -- Who would of thought -- only Barnes and Edison had any

interest in this new invention.  Barnes lost no time in proving his worth,  He

truly "THOUGHT HIS WAY INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH THOMAS A. EDISON"

Yes, through Barnes' DESIRE to be in business with Edison, he became a 

very wealthy man.  -- Many probably considered Barnes LUCKY, however, I 

offer that Barnes made his luck with PERSISTENCE.

Thanks to Michael and Linda for providing this platform for all of us to learn and

grow into the people that we were meant to be.

Love to all

Shirley Gekler

Sudbury, Ontario