Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nick Harper Tyler , TX, USA

Posted: 2020-07-29

Chapter 2 Desire
THE STARTING POINT OF ALL ACHIEVEMENT

WHEN Edwin C. Barnes climbed down from the freight train in Orange, N. J., more than thirty years ago, 
he may have resembled a tramp, but his thoughts were those of a king!

As he made his way from the railroad tracks to Thomas A. Edison’s office, his mind was at work. He saw himself 
standing in Edison’s presence. 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.
Barnes’ desire was not a hope! It was not a wish! It was a keen, pulsating DESIRE, which transcended everything else. It was DEFINITE.

Barnes was not willing to fail he did whatever it took to become a business associate of Edison!  

People don't fail. They give up trying. - Anonymous

Thomas Edison dreamed of a lamp that could be operated by electricity, began where he stood to put his dream into action, 
and despite more than ten thousand failures, he stood by that dream until he made it a physical reality. Practical dreamers DO NOT QUIT!

"Burning" desire is more than a wish or a want or a dream. Wishes, wants and dreams typically come from us, the human individual. 
This specific type of desire is something that comes from our spirit. It is as if our Higher Self is compelling us toward something.
Once a person has a BURNING DESIRE there's no possible way that he or she can fail!!!  A burning desire is necessary in order to achieve any sort of success.

When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe then you'll be successful. - Eric Thomas

That's the definition of a BURNING DESIRE!!!  

Thank you Linda and Michael Dlouhy for teaching me how to develop a burning desire.  Thank you to all my friends here at MFF.

Nick Harper