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

Posted: 2019-05-23

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

DEFINITE.

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.

Thanks to Michael and Linda Dlouhy 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