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Chapter 1 - Thoughts are Things
Hill writes "Barnes was ready for a business association with Edison,
moreover, he was DETERMINED TO REMAIN READY UNTIL HE GOT
THAT WHICH HE WAS SEEKING.
He did not say to himself, “Ah well, what’s the use? I guess
I’ll change my mind and try for a salesman’s job.” But, he
did say, “I came here to go into business with Edison, and
I’ll accomplish this end if it takes the remainder of my life.”
He meant it!"
Barnes did not quit.
How different would our business be if we thought as Barnes
thought? How different would our business be if everyone we
sponsored thought as Barnes thought?
People quit things all the time. Are we one of those people?
Do we quit things all the time?
The title of this Chapter is "Thoughts are Things? If this is
true and our thought is that we are always quitting and looking
for the next "thing" to join, what are we telling ourselves, how
are we living our lives?
We are telling ourselves we are "quitters". Do we really want
to be a quitter?
As Michael says, "How we do anything is how we do everything."
Hill tell us "Psychologists have correctly said that “when one
is truly ready for a thing, it puts in its appearance.”
How can we be ready for a thing when it appears, if we are
There is an old saying "Quitters never win and winners never
Are we a quitter, OR, are we a winner?
When we decide to be a winner will we follow Barnes example
and tell ourselves, "I’ll accomplish this end if it takes the remainder of my life.”
and we will mean it.