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

Posted: 2018-06-27

THE MAN WHO THOUGHT HIS WAY INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH THOMAS A. EDISON

TRULY, “thoughts are things,” and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a BURNING DESIRE for their translation into riches, or other material objects.

Don't believe me...maybe you know a friend, co-worker, family member, or maybe you...it's Monday morning after a rough weekend...alarm goes off...it's time to get up for work...you hit the snooze button a few times.  All of a sudden you implant the thought in your mind, that you feel sick...maybe I'll just call in...you pick up the phone and inform your JOB that you're not coming in today.

A few minutes go by...you open the blinds and realize it's a beautiful day!!! The sun is bright and warm...IT"S A PERFECT DAY TO GO TO THE BEACH!!!

All of a sudden all sickness is GONE!!!

You decide to cook a nice breakfast to waste a little time, just to make sure no one from the office sees you on your way to the beach...Yes ma'am...yes sir that's exactly how quickly thoughts become things!!!

One of the chief characteristics of Barnes’ Desire was that it was definite. He wanted to work WITH Edison, not FOR him. Observe, carefully, the description of how he went about translating his DESIRE into reality, and you will have a better understanding of the thirteen principles which lead to riches.  I'm not sure WHY Barnes' had such a strong DESIRE but there was a PURPOSE behind his DESIRE.

 

When this DESIRE, or impulse of thought, first flashed into his mind he was in no position to act upon it. Two difficulties stood in his way. He did not know Mr. Edison, and he did not have enough money to pay his railroad fare to Orange, New Jersey. These difficulties were sufficient to have discouraged the majority of men from making any attempt to carry out the desire. But his was no ordinary desire! He was so determined to find a way to carry out his desire that he finally decided to travel by “blind baggage,” rather than be defeated. (To the uninitiated, this means that he went to East Orange on a freight train). I'm sure that Barnes' would've walked or rode a bicycle to meet Edison if necessary.

In Business this Burning Desire is our WHY...and no it can't be money.  What are you going to do with the money once it's obtained?  My WHY: To achieve time freedom and help MILLIONS of others accomplish the same!!!  If YOU help enough people get what they want you'll get what you want.  And as an added bonus you'll create relationships that last a lifetime!!! 

 

I always think about the little engine that could...HE ALWAYS SAID I THINK I CAN...I THINK I CAN...I THINK I CAN...never said i'll try...i'll try...i'll try...HE SAID I THINK I CAN...I THINK I CAN...I THINK I CAN!!! And before he knew it he'd overcame all obstacles in his way!!!  How many times in life have you thought about doing something and at first it seemed too hard to accomplish?  You're face to face with one of life's challenges (and life brings many challenges), but you say to yourself I'M GOING TO DO THIS!!! Once you overcome the challenge you look back and say to yourself that wasn't so bad!!!  I can do that again, faster, and better next time!!!  Yes thoughts are things...if you eliminate try, can't, and impossible from your vocabulary you can defeat the WORLD!!! 

It's my PRAYER to each and everyone involved in this mastermind to become a part of the soultion to this negative world's problems, and not add to the blaming, complaining, and the poor me mentality!  Thoughts are TRULY THINGS!!! You can choose to be average, extraordinary, or passed by...I believe that this mastermind is creating solutions!!!  Let's get the rest of the world onboard!!!

Thank you so much Michael and Linda Dlouhy for having the courage to create this amazing system when the world was against you both...and a very special thank you to each and everyone that makes up this mastermind!!!

We're creating a solution together as ONE!!!

 

Nick Harper