Shirley Gekler Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
THE STARTING POINT OF ALL ACHIEVEMENT
The First Step toward Riches
Barnes arrived in Orange, N.J. resembling a tramp, but with
thoughts of a king! 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.
Barne's 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 was
a keen, pulsating DESIRE, which transcended everything else. It was
The desire was not new when he approached Edison. It had been
Barnes dominating desire for a long time.
A few years later, 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. Later some
people looked as BARNES as being lucky without so much as checking
into how he arrived at his position in life. He worked for it -- did whatever
it took to arrive to his new position in life. He had a burning desire.
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