Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, United States
Chapter 2 Desire: THE STARTING
POINT OF ALL ACHIEVEMENT
I started wondering this week how many people told Edwin Barnes,
“You are so lucky! You are in business with Thomas Edison, and
financial security. Life must be great. You’re just so lucky!”
“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.” Napoleon Hill
There was no luck involved, just a definite and determined
desire with the willingness to stay and do whatever it took.
Barnes was a living example of someone committed to the six
steps for moving desire to realization.
These six steps for transmuting desire to a realization are:
Fix in your mind the exact amount or thing you desire.
Determine exactly what you intend to give in return.
Establish a definite date to have your desire.
Create a definite plan of action and begin.
Write it down and be specific.
Read aloud daily