Bill Riske Houston, Texas, USA
Chapter 1 Thoughts Are Things
THE MAN WHO THOUGHT HIS WAY INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH
THOMAS A. EDISON
Hill tells us that TRULY, “thoughts are things,”
and powerful things at that, when they are mixed
with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a
BURNING DESIRE for their translation into riches,
or other material objects.
Barnes objective is to go into business with
Thomas Edison. Not to work for him but to go into
business with him.
Here is Barnes looking more like a tramp with no
money to even have fare for the train ride.
How does he conquer this first obstacle.
He jumps on a freight car
After a long train ride he presents himself before
Edison in his office and says I have come to go into
business with you.
Can you imagine the look on Edison's face at this time.
That did not distract Barnes at all.
Because he had a definiteness of purpose, persistence,
and a BURNING DESIRE to accomplish his objective.
Later in life Barnes saw his chance, because he was
ready for it, he immediately took the opportunity and
sold the machine that nobody wanted to sell.
He was so successful that he was made a partner with
Because of his persistence and BURNING DESIRE.
The lesson to learn here is to never give up.Keep your
mind on your goal.
As Michael says "How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything"
Thank you to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for creating this
amazing platform MFF. They had obstacles but their
persistence created a system that has thousands of people
to follow your dream.
Thanks to all my fellow Master Group members for posting
and sharing your and experience every week.