Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Bill Riske Houston, Texas, USA

Posted: 2020-04-07

 

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.

Picture this:
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. 

Why??
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
Edison.

Why??
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.

Bill Riske