Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Shirley Gekler Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Posted: 2016-03-09

The Starting Point of All Achievement

The First Step toward Riches

The one thing that set Edwin C. Barnes apart from others is that he had a DEFINITE BURNING DESIRE to

become a partner with Thomas Edison.

Mr. Barnes was willing to do whatever it took.  When he started his work with Mr. Edison, he did the most 

menial assignments, which would have been discouraging for many people.  --  But to Barnes, he was on 

the way to accomplish his goal -- one step closer.  Years passed, and through the back door came the

opportunity which was  made for Barnes, as the other employees had no interest in this new piece of equip-

ment, which was the opening for Barnes.  He wasted no time and ran with the opportunity to show

what he could do.  He succeeded because he never gave up on his DESIRE. to be in Partnership with 

Edison.  Made by Edison and Installed by Barnes was the slogan.

Thus through DESIRE, Barnes proved that one can really Think and Grow Rich in every way.

Thanks to Michael and Linda Dlouhy for providing the platform for all of us to learn and grow into the people

that we were meant to be

Love to all,

Shirley Gekler

Sudbury, Ontario