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Chapter 2 - Desire
“If you knew you could not fail, how differently would you live your life.”
We have heard Michael Dlouhy say this many, many, many times.
Barnes, probably, had never heard these exact words spoken, but he knew
what they were all about because he lived them.
As Hill tells us "Barnes succeeded because he chose a definite goal,
placed all his energy, all his will power, all his effort, everything
back of that goal. He did not become the partner of Edison the day he
arrived. He was content to start in the most menial work, as long as
it provided an opportunity to take even one step toward his cherished goal.
Five years passed before the chance he had been seeking made its appearance.
During all those years not one ray of hope, not one promise of attainment
of his DESIRE had been held out to him. To everyone, except himself, he
appeared only another cog in the Edison business wheel, but in his own mind,
HE WAS THE PARTNER OF EDISON EVERY MINUTE OF THE TIME, from the very day that
he first went to work there.
It is a remarkable illustration of the power of a DEFINITE DESIRE. Barnes won
his goal, because he wanted to be a business associate of Mr. Edison, more
than he wanted anything else. He created a plan by which to attain that purpose.
But he BURNED ALL BRIDGES BEHIND HIM. He stood by his DESIRE until it became
the dominating obsession of his life—and—finally, a fact."
Barnes understood “If you knew you could not fail, how differently would you
live your life.”
Do we understand it in the same way?
Are we willing to do the menial tasks, the connections with people every day.
Are we willing to make the phone calls, the following up, the every day things
that may become boring so we too can reach our desire?
Barnes, "in his own mind, WAS THE PARTNER OF EDISON EVERY MINUTE OF THE TIME,
from the very day that he first went to work there"?
Where did we see ourselves when we began our Network Marketing Businsess?
Do we still see ourselves there and do we live our lives as if we cannot fail?