CHAPTER 1-THE MAN WHO “THOUGHT” HIS
WAY INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH THOMAS A. EDISON
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would
never think a negative thought.” Peace Pilgrim
Let me start by informing you that we are the “Masters of
our Fate, the Captains of our Souls!” WHY? Because we have
the power to control our thoughts!
Just think the energy or ether in which this world floats,
where we move and have our being, moves at an inconceivably
high rate of vibration, and fills us with a form of universal
power which ADAPTS itself to the nature of our thoughts
transforming them into their physical equivalent.
What a different story man would have to tell if only they
would adopt a definite purpose and stand by that purpose until
it had time to become an all-consuming obsession!
Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet
with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When
defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to
do is to QUIT. That is exactly what the majority of people do. But not the winners in life!
Hills interview more than five hundred of the most successful
men this country has ever known. They each told him their
greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which
defeat had overtaken them. Failure is a trickster with a keen
sense of irony and cunning. It takes great delight in tripping
one when success is almost within reach.
Success comes to those who become SUCCESS CONSCIOUS. Failure
comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become
In order to be a success, one must understand, and apply the
principles of success. One of these is desire: knowing what
one wants. As Henry Ford desire was to have his V-8 engine
and impossible was not in his vocabulary, so must we see the
possible and go for it. Isn’t it that we change impossible
to “I’m possible!”
Let it be remembered our brains become magnetized with the
dominating thoughts which we hold in our minds, and, by means
with which no man is familiar, these “magnets” attract to us
the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize
with the nature of our dominating thoughts.
I choose to live in the now by filling my thought with positive
energy and emotions. To recall the “Stop It” video when any
negative emotions shows their ugly heads. In the repeating of
my self-talk 100’s times daily. By being on the calls made
available to us here on Mentoring for Free. In participating,
writing lesson, and speaking up.
Thanks to Linda and Michael Dlouhy magnifying their thoughts
in building this mastermind groups as a resource for all of
us. Bob Shoaf, thanks for support and encouragement. To everyone
who participates in writing lessons and speaking up on the calls,
your wisdom in appreciated. My gratitude to all who have
downloaded the e-book “Success in 10 Steps” and visits with weekly.