Nick Harper Tyler , TX, USA
Chapter 2 Desire
Barnes’ desire was not a hope! It was not a wish! It was a keen, pulsating DESIRE, which transcended everything else. It was DEFINITE.
The desire was not new when he approached Edison. It had been Barnes’ dominating desire for a long time. In the beginning, when the desire first appeared in his mind, it may have been, probably was, only a wish, but it was no mere wish when he appeared before Edison with it.
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!!!
Today, people who know Barnes envy him, because of the “break” life yielded him. They see him in the days of his triumph, without taking the trouble to investigate the cause of his success.
Barnes succeeded because he chose a definite goal, placed all his energy, all his will power, all his effort, everything back of that goal. He did not become the partner of Edison the day he arrived. He was content to start in the most menial work, as long as it provided an opportunity to take even one step toward his cherished goal.
I've heard of many successful people becoming successful by being in the precsence of great minds...most started as an apprentice, and worked their way up. Many of these people worked without getting paid money, but I've discovered that the pay received is far greater than money. The knowledge these great leaders gained gave them the ability to change the world. And this all started with a desire...
I greatly respect Barnes and many others who have overcame all obstacles and made their desires a reality, and I know that I too have the power to turn my desires into my reality!!! I'm very thankful for Linda and Michael Dlouhy for being the great minds that we can receive knowledge from. Thank you to all my friends that make up this amazing mastermind.