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

Posted: 2017-08-14

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?

Tuula Rands