Tuula Rands West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Chapter 1 - Thoughts Are Things
Hill tells us "One of the chief characteristics of
Barnes’ Desire was that it was definite."
"Definite" in the dictionary is
"free of all ambiguity, uncertainty, or obscurity."
Barns knew what he wanted.
Hill also tells us "Barnes literally thought himself
into a partnership with the great Edison! He thought himself
into a fortune. He had nothing to start with, except the
capacity to KNOW WHAT HE WANTED, AND THE DETERMINATION TO
STAND BY THAT DESIRE UNTIL HE REALIZED IT.
He had no money to begin with. He had but little education.
He had no influence. But he did have initiative, faith, and
the will to win. With these intangible forces he made himself
number one man with the greatest inventor who ever lived."
Barnes did not care what his circumstances were. I wonder how
many of his friends laughed and ridiculed him when he said he was going to
hop the train and go into business with Edison. Barnes did not
care what others thought, the only thing that mattered
was what Barnes himself thought.
How would our lives change if we thought as Barnes thought?
We would be "free of all ambiguity, uncertainty, and obscurity."