Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Tuula Rands West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Posted: 2020-04-13

Chapter 2 - Desire

 

Hill tells us it was five years before Barnes saw the chance

he had been seeking of being a partner of Edison.  During those

five years he never waivered, never gave up hope, never doubted.

He kept doing whatever menial task he was asked that took him even

one step closer to his goal.

 

Once Barnes attained his goal people envied him because of the

"break life yielded him".  Today people would say he was "lucky."

 

Robertson Davies states "What we call luck is the inner man

externalized. We make things happen to us."

 

Barnes did not rely on luck.  He made things happen for him.

He was there every day, he did his menial work,  he kept alert

for any opportunity and he watched and learned.  He did not

give up.

 

As Ray Kroc had put it "Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more

you sweat, the luckier you get."

 

Do we look at successful people and say "They were so lucky,

Or do we recognize that success takes work?

 

We know that Michael Dlouhy stated his success was because of

his daily "self talk". It was in the doing; he did not just say his

self talk he carried it through every day by putting time into

his business doing those menial tasks, just like Barnes.  And

some people say Michael "was lucky".

 

Barnes succeeded because he chose a definite goal, placed all

his energy, all his will power, all his effort, everything

back of that goal and Michael Dlouhy did the same.  LUCK HAD

NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

 

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