Power: Use To Accumulate Wealth

The meaning of power as a noun is the ability to do something or act in a particular way; the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events. Power as a verb means supply (a device) with mechanical or electrical energy; move or travel with great speed or force.

Power is the ninth step and the driving force to accumulate wealth. Power is essential for people to be successful in accumulating money or wealth. In this blog post, I will be discussing a method on how you can attain and apply power.

Power is defined as organized and intelligently directed knowledge; it is also referred to organized effort, sufficient to enable an individual to transmute desire into its monetary equivalent. Organized effort is produced through the coordination of effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite end in a spirit of harmony.

POWER IS REQUIRED FOR THE ACCUMULATION OF MONEY!

POWER IS NECESSARY FOR THE RETENTION OF MONEY AFTER IT HAS BEEN ACCUMULATED!

They are three sources of organized knowledge:

A. Infinite Intelligence

B. Accumulated Experience: This is taught in public schools and colleges where it is being classified and organized.

C. Experiment and Research: In the field of science, and practically every other walk of life, men are gathering, classifying and organizing new facts daily. This is used when knowledge is not available through accumulated experience.

GAINING POWER THROUGH THE “MASTER MIND”

Master Mind is defined as “Coordination of knowledge and effort, in spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose.” They are two characteristics of a Master Mind group which are: economic feature and psychic feature. The economic feature is economic advantages created by a human who surrounds themselves with advice, counsel, and personal cooperation of a group of men and women who are willing to lend him wholehearted aid, in a spirit of perfect harmony.

The psychic phase of the Master Mind principle is much more abstract and much more difficult to comprehend, because it has reference to the spiritual forces with which the human race, as a whole, is not well acquainted. There are two known elements in the whole universe, energy and matter. The human mind is a form of energy and part of it being of a spiritual nature. When two minds come together in a spirit of harmony, the spiritual units of energy of each mind form an affinity, which constitutes the ‘psychic” phase of the Master Mind.

Energy is nature’s universal set of building blocks, out of which she constructs every material thing in the universe, including man, and every form of animal and vegetable life. Nature’s building blocks are available to man, in the energy involved in thinking.

Every human who has accumulated a great fortune, has recognized the existence of this stream of life, and it consists of one’s thinking process. The positive emotions of thought form the side of the stream which carries one fortune. The negative emotions form the side which carries down to poverty. Some people go through the experience of alternating between the positive and negative sides of the stream; spending time on both the positive side and the negative side. Millions of people are struggling to get back to the positive side of the stream.

In this world, poverty and riches have changed places. Riches have taken the place of poverty, and the change is usually brought about through well conceived and carefully executed plans. Poverty needs no plans; it is bold and ruthless. Riches/wealth are shy and timid and have to be attracted.

Any human can wish for riches, and most people do, but only a few have a definite plan, plus a burning desire for wealth and the only dependable means of accumulating wealth.

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Are You Being Persistence In Life & Business

Are you being persistent in your personal life and business life? Persistence is the eighth step in going for wealth.

Persistence is an essential factor in the procedure of transmuting desire into its monetary equivalent; the basis of persistence is will-power. Will-power and desire combined together makes an irresistible pair. The men and women who have accumulated great fortunes have had the will-power mix with persistence and place back of their desire to insure the attainment of the objectives to get wealth.

Ninety to ninety-five percent of people are ready to throw their aims and purposes in the air at the first sign of opposition or misfortunes when trying to reach their goals. Only a few people will continue to move along despite all opposition and misfortunes to reach their goals.

The first test of your persistence will begin when you start to follow the six steps described in a previous post. The starting point for all achievement is DESIRE. Desire will help you start focus and on the right track. If you have a weak desire, you will have weak results and it’s nowhere around it. If you have a strong desire, you will have strong results and you will reach your goals.

Fortunes gravitate to men whose minds have been prepared to “attract” them, just as surely as water gravitates to the ocean.

The subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake and while you are sleeping.

Poverty is attracted to people whose mind is favorable to it, as money attract to those whose mind is attracted to it. A poverty consciousness develops without conscious application of habits favorable to it.

WITH PERSISTENCE WILL COME SUCCESS

There is no substitute or alternative for persistence. You will have to grind daily to gain success, even when you do not want to. Things will start off slow and difficult but as time progresses things will become easier.

Persistence is based on definite causes listed below:

  1. Definiteness of Purpose
  2. Desire
  3. Self-Reliance
  4. Definiteness of Plans
  5. Accurate Knowledge
  6. Co-Operation
  7. Will-Power
  8. Habit

Lack of Persistence Symptoms:

  1. Failure to Recognize and to Clearly Define Exactly What One Wants
  2. Procrastination, with or without cause
  3. Lack of Interest in Acquiring Specialized Knowledge
  4. Indecision, the habit of “passing the buck” on all occasions, instead of facing issues squarely
  5. The habit of relying upon alibis instead of creating definite plans for the solution of problems.
  6. Self-Satisfaction
  7. Indifference
  8. The habit of blaming others for one’s mistakes, and accepting unfavorable circumstances as being unavoidable.
  9. Weakness of desire, due to neglect in the choice of motives that impel action
  10. Willingness, even eagerness, to quit at the first sign of defeat.
  11. Lack of organized plans, placed in writing where they may be analyzed.
  12. The habit of neglecting to move on ideas, or to grasp opportunity when it presents itself.
  13. Wishing instead of Willing
  14. The habit of compromising with poverty instead of aiming at riches. General absence of ambition to be, to do, and to own.
  15. Searching for all the short-cuts to riches, trying to GET without GIVING a fair equivalent, usually reflected in the habit of gambling, endeavoring to drive sharp bargains.
  16. Fear of criticism, failure to create plans and to put them into action, because of what other people will think, do, or say.

People refusing to take chances in business, because they fear the criticism which may follow if they fail. The fear of criticism is stronger than the desire for success in some cases. Many people are scared and refused to set high goals for themselves because they fear criticism from relatives and friends who will doubt them.

You can develop persistence by doing four things:

  1. A definite plan backed by burning desire for its fulfillment.
  2. A definite plan, expressed in continuous action.
  3. A mind closed tightly against all negative and discouraging influences, including negative suggestions of relatives, friends and acquaintances.
  4. A friendly alliance with one or more persons who will encourage one to follow through with both plan and purpose.

You can use all four of these steps in all walks of life, not just business. These steps could lead to freedom and independence of thought; lead to small or big riches. They lead the way to power, fame, and worldly riches. But, these steps can also lead to mastery of fear, discouragement, and indifference.

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Procrastination: It Can Rob You

We have all procrastinated sometimes in our lives, whether it be in school, in business, or on our jobs. Procrastination is the seventh step towards wealth. Over 25,000 human beings have experienced failure, and says that lack of decision was the cause of the failure. Procrastination is the opposite of decision and is the common enemy which every human must conquer.

The majority of people who fail to accumulate money for their needs are influenced by the opinions of others. People allow the newspapers, television, and gossiping neighbors influence their thinking. Opinions of other people are the cheapest commodities on Earth.

If you are influenced by opinions when reaching decisions, you will not reach decisions that help transmute your own desire into money. With being influenced by other people’s opinions, you will lose desire for your own. Take no one into your self-confidence except for the people in your Master Mind group. You should only choose the one who will be in complete sympathy and harmony with your purpose. You have a brain and mind of your own; you should use it! Reach your own decisions based on facts that you find yourself.

People talk too much and listen too little. Keep your eyes and ears open; your mouth closed, if you want to form a habit of quick decision. Every time you open your mouth in the presence of someone who has abundance of knowledge, you will display to that person the exact knowledge you have or the lack of knowledge you have. Keep in mind the fact that everyone who you are associated with is seeking ways to make money.

YOUR FIRST DECISION SHOULD BE KEEP A CLOSED MOUTH AND OPEN YOUR EARS AND EYES.

TELL THE WORLD WHAT YOU INTEND TO DO, BUT FIRST SHOW IT.

The value of decisions depends upon the courage required to reach your goals.

The habit of indecision usually begin in our younger years, when we are in grade school, high school, and even college. It could be beneficial to the college system if they only allowed students who had a definite major to enter college because they would have a focus. The habit of indecision happens because our school systems goes with the student into his chosen occupation.

Ninety-eight percent are working for wages– weekly, bi-weekly, or once a month; because they lack the definiteness of decision to plan a definite position, and the knowledge of how to choose an employer. Definiteness of decision will always requires courage and often times great courage.

Financial independence, riches, desirable business and professional positions are not within reach for the person who neglects or refuses to expect, plan, and demand the four things I mention.

IN ORDER TO BE WEALTHY, PROCRASTINATION CAN NOT BE IN OUR VOCABULARY!

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Plan Before You Take Off

Planning is the process of making plans for something; organization, arrangement, design. Organized planning which is the crystallization of desire into action. All things that man creates or acquires begins in the form of desire. Desire is taken on the first lap of its journey, from abstract to the concrete which works into imagination’s workshop where plans for its transition are created and organized.

In the blog post on January 2, we talked about six steps to translate the desire for money into its monetary equivalent. The formation of a definite, practical plan or plans through which this transformation may be made. You can build your plans by doing four things:

  1. Visually yourself with a group of people that you may need for the creation, and to help carry out your plan or plans for accumulation of money-making use of the “Master Mind” principle.
  2. Before forming your “Master Mind” alliance, decide what advantages, and benefits you may offer the individual embers of your group in return for their cooperation.
  3. Arrange to meet with the members of your “Master Mind” group at least twice a week or more often if possible, until you have jointly perfected the necessary plan, or plans for the accumulation of money.
  4. Maintain perfect harmony between yourself and every member of Master Mind group. Fail to maintain perfect harmony, expect to meet with failure.

Every plan you adopt to accumulate wealth should be the joint creation of yourself and every member of your Master Mind group.

A QUITTER NEVER WINS-AND-A WINNER NEVER QUITS

When you begin to select members for your Master Mind group, endeavor to select those who do not take defeat seriously. Desire can be transmuted into its monetary equivalent, the agency through which money is made. Money is nothing but inert matter; it cannot move, think, or talk, but it can hear when a human desire it, and calls it to come.

There are two types of people in this world: Leaders and Followers. It’s nothing wrong with being a follower; you just do not get any credit. Many leaders start as followers and then they grow into leaders. Many great leaders were intelligent followers. The person who can follow efficiently, usually become the person who develop into leadership fast. There are eleven important factors of leadership:

  1. Unwavering Courage
  2. Self-Control
  3. A Keen Sense of Justice
  4. Definiteness of Decision
  5. Definiteness of Plan
  6. The Habit of Doing More Than Paid For
  7. A Pleasing Personality
  8. Sympathy and Understanding
  9. Mastery of Detail
  10. Willingness to Assume Full Responsibility
  11. Cooperation

The 10 Major Causes of Failure in Leadership:

  1. Inability to Organize Details
  2. Unwillingness to Render Humble Service
  3. Expectation of Pay for What They Know Instead of What They Do with That Which They Know
  4. Fear of Competition from Followers
  5. Lack of Imagination
  6. Selfishness
  7. Intemperance
  8. Disloyalty
  9. Emphasis of the Authority of Leadership
  10. Emphasis of Title

The causes are more common than anything when it comes leadership, simply because most people do not follow the right people that teaches them how to be a leader. Besides leadership failure, most people are suffering from personal failure. There are 15 reasons that could possibly be holding you back for success:

  1. Unfavorable Hereditary Background
  2. Lack of a Well-Defined Purpose in Life
  3. Lack of Ambition to Aim Above Mediocrity
  4. Insufficient Education
  5. Lack of Self-Discipline
  6. Ill Health
  7. Unfavorable Environmental Influences During Childhood
  8. Procrastination
  9. Lack of Persistence
  10. Negative Personality
  11. Lack of Controlled Sexual Urge
  12. Uncontrolled Desire for “Something for Nothing”
  13. Lack of a Well-Defined Power of Decision
  14. One or More of the Six Basic Fears
  15. Wrong Selection of a Mate in Marriage

Being aware of the things I mention and can help you plan your entrepreneur journey and where you want to go. The journey will not be easy, but it will be well worth it.

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Imagination: Mind Workshop

As a child, we all had imagination. Imagination is the workshop of the human mind and the fifth step towards gaining wealth. Your imagination where all your plans are created by you; the impulse, the desire, is a given shape, form, and ACTION through the aid of the imaginative faculty of your mind.

Through the aid of your imaginative faculty, you will discover and harnessed Nature’s forces during the past fifty years versus the entire history of humanity. People’s only limitation lies in their development and the use of their imagination. There are two forms of imagination, which are synthetic imagination and creative imagination.

Synthetic imagination arranging old concepts, ideas, or plans into new combinations; this creates nothing for you. Synthetic imagination sometimes works with the material of experience, education, and observation with things it is fed with.

Creative imagination is the finite mind of a human has direct communication with Infinite Intelligence. Hunches and inspiration are received through creative imagination and all basic or new ideas are handed over to humans. Vibrations from the minds of others are received and that one individual may tune in and communicate with the subconscious minds of other human.

The creative imagination only functions when the conscious mind is vibrating at an exceedingly rapid rate. It also become more alert and more receptive to vibrations. Both synthetic and creative faculties of imagination become more alert with use; it’s a muscle that has to be developed through use.

Desire is a thought, an impulse; it is nebulous and ephemeral. It is also abstract and of no value until you have transformed it into a physical counterpart. Synthetic imagination will be the most used imagination when you are in the process of transforming the impulse of desire into money, but remember you may face circumstances and situations which demand your creative imagination.

The imaginative faculty will become weak if you are not using it. It can also be revived and made alert through use. Center your attention on the development of the synthetic imagination because you will use it more often in the process of converting desire into money. Transformation of the intangible impulse, of desire, into the tangible reality, of money, calls for the use of a plan or plans. The plans must be formed with the aid of thee imagination, and mainly, with the synthetic faculty.

SUCCESS REQUIRES NO EXPLANATIONS FAILURE PERMITS NO ALIBIS

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What Is Your Specialized Knowledge?

What do you have specialized knowledge, personal experience, observations, or all three? Specialized knowledge, personal experience, and observations are the fourth step to becoming wealthy. There are two kinds of knowledge: general and specialized. General knowledge will not make you any money, no matter how great in quantity or variety it is.  Colleges and universities are known to use general knowledge.

General knowledge will not attract money, specialized knowledge will. Specialized knowledge is organized and intelligently directed through practical plans of action to the definite end of accumulation of money. Knowledge is only potential power; knowledge becomes power when it is organized into definite plans of action, and directed to a definite end. The missing link in our education system is the failure to teach students how to organize and use knowledge after they acquire it.

Specialized knowledge of service, merchandise, or profession will help you turn your desire into money which you intend to offer in return for a fortune. The accumulation of great fortunes calls for power, and power is acquired through highly organized and intelligently directed specialized knowledge, but specialized knowledge does not have to be in the possession of the man who accumulates the fortune.

Specialized knowledge is the most plentiful, and cheapest of service in the world. It pays to know how to purchase knowledge. General knowledge has no value except that which can be gained from its application toward some worthy end. This is one reason why college degrees are not valued highly because they represent nothing but miscellaneous knowledge.

Successful men never stop acquiring specialized knowledge related to the major purpose, business, or profession. People who are not successful in what they do usually make the mistake of believing that learning/knowledge acquiring period stops when we finish school. The truth is that school does but little more than to pit one in the way of learning how to acquire practical knowledge.

Anything acquired without effort, and without cost is generally unappreciated, often discredited; maybe this is way we often get so little from our marvelous opportunity in public school. Public school education is great but it does not give us the tool we need to go into business for ourselves. The beginning of a successful business is the process of an idea.

Use your imagination, and seek more profitable outlet for your personal services.

There is no fixed price for sound ideas; all ideas are specialized knowledge. When you have the capability that means imagination, which one quality need to combine specialized knowledge with ideas in form of organized plans designed to yield riches.

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Self-Suggestion

As I write today’s post, I know not many people have heard of auto-suggestion. Auto-suggestion is what we are going to talk about today. Auto-suggestion is the third step to accumulate wealth in your life. Auto-suggestion applies to all suggestions and all self-administered stimuli which can be reach through our five senses (sight, hear, taste, smell, touch). Auto-suggestion is also called self-suggestion. In this blog post, we are going to use self-suggestion, since we are talking about you.

Self- suggestion is an agency of communication between that part of the mind where conscious thought takes place, and that serves as the seat of action for the subconscious mind. Dominating thoughts which one permits to remain in the conscious mind, whether negative or positive is not important. What is important is the principle of auto-suggestion voluntarily reaches your subconscious mind and it influences your thoughts.

No positive or negative thought can enter anyone subconscious mind without the aid of self-suggestion except for thoughts picked from our five senses. The five senses can be stopped by the conscious thinking mind, and maybe passed on to the subconscious mind or rejected at will.

The world has taught man that he has absolute control over the material that reaches his subconscious mind through the five senses even though it’s not meant construed as a statement that man always exercises the control. Self-suggestion is the agency of control through which an individual may voluntarily feed his subconscious mind on thoughts of a creative nature or by neglect, permit thoughts of a destructive nature to find their way into the rich garden of your mind.

In the last blog post, I mention six steps you can used to help your desire come true. One step was to read your desire out loud twice a day. Remember when you are reading your desire statement out loud that the words mean nothing unless you mix emotion and feelings with the words.

The ability to use the principle of auto-suggestion will depend on your capacity to concentrate on a given desire until the desire becomes a burning obsession. Do not wait for a definite plan, through which you intend to exchange services or merchandise in return for the money you are visualizing, but begin at once to see yourself in possession of the money, demanding and expecting that your subconscious mind will hand over the plan or plans you need. Be on the alert for these plans and when they appear, put them into ACTION IMMEDIATELY. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and start to put the plan in action.

When you visualize the money, you intend to accumulate with your eyes closed, see yourself rendering the service, or delivering the merchandise you intend to give in return for the money. Visualization will help you get things faster along with FAITH!

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What Is Your Faith Level?

What is your faith level? I know you are wondering why I am asking this question. Well, faith helps you to attain your desire. Having faith is the second step to attaining wealth. Without faith, nothing is possible.

Faith is the head chemist of your mind. Faith blended with the vibration of thought when the subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibration and then translates into its spiritual equivalent and transmits it to Infinite Intelligence or Prayer. If you do not have faith in yourself or what you are doing, you will not achieve.

Faith, Love, and Sex are the most powerful positive emotions and when they blend together they have the effect of coloring the vibration of thought where reaches the subconscious mind and it changes into a spiritual equivalent that induces a response from Infinite Intelligence. Love and faith are related to the spiritual side of a human and sex is related to the physical side of a human. Mixing or blending these emotions has the effect of opening a direct line between the finite, human’s thinking mind, and Infinite Intelligence.

There is a way that you can develop faith. First, faith is a state of mind which may be induced, or created, by affirmation or repeated instructions to the subconscious mind, through a principle called auto-suggestion. Auto-suggestion will be discussed in a later blog post but you may convince the subconscious mind that you believe that you will receive for the thing you ask for and will act upon the faith you have followed by definite plans for obtaining that very thing you are desiring.

FAITH IS A STATE OF MIND WHICH MAY BE INDUCED BY AUTOSUGGESTION.

HAVE FAITH IN YOURSELF; FAITH IN THE INFINITE.

FAITH is the eternal elixir which gives life, power, and action to the impulse of thought!

FAITH is the starting point of all accumulation of riches!

FAITH is the basis of all “miracles,” and all mysteries which cannot be analyzed by rules of science!

FAITH is the only known antidote for FAILURE!

FAITH is the element, the ‘chemical, when mixed with prayer, gives one direct communication with Infinite Intelligence.

FAITH is the element which transforms the ordinary vibration of thought, created by the finite mind of man into the spiritual equivalent.

FAITH is the only agency through which cosmic force of Infinite Intelligence can be harnessed and used by man.

Here is a self-confidence formula that you can use:

  1. Have the ability to achieve the object of your Definite Purpose in life, so be persistent, continuous action toward its attainment.
  2. Dominating thoughts will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical action, and gradually transform themselves into physical action.
  3. Use the principle of auto-suggestion that can help get any desire that you have in your mind will eventually seek expression through some practical means of attaining the object back it. Devote ten minutes a day to self-development.
  4. Clearly write down a description of your definite chief aim and do not stop trying until you have developed a sufficient self-confidence for attainment.
  5. Realize that no wealth or position can endure, unless it was built upon truth and justice.

Wealth/Riches begin in form of Thought! The amount of wealth is limited by the person whose mind the Thought is put into motion. FAITH removes LIMITATIONS!

THERE ARE NO LIMITATIONS TO THE MIND EXCEPT THOSE WE ACKNOWLEDGE BOTH POVERTY AND RICHES ARE THE OFFSPRING OF THOUGHT.

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What Is Your Desire?

We all desire things to happen in our lives and that’s the first step toward becoming wealthy. Edwin C. Barnes began his first step to riches when he got off that freight train in Orange, NJ because he had the thought of a king. What is your thought process?

Barnes’ mind started working the minute he stepped off the train and started walking toward Thomas A. Edison’s office. He saw himself being in front of Mr. Edison and asking him for an opportunity to become his associate, which was Barnes’ burning desire? This desire was not a hope or a wish; it was a keen, pulsating desire that transcended everything else in Barnes’ life; it was definite.

A few years after Barnes first walked into Mr. Edison’s office, he was standing there again but what for… Barnes’ desire of being Edison’s assistant had become a reality. His dominating dream had become a reality. How did Barnes succeed? Barnes chose a definite goal and he placed all his energy, his will power, all his effort, and everything he had to reach the goal.

Barnes won his goal because he wanted to be Edison’s business associate so bad, that’s all that mattered. He created a plan to which he is able to attain that purpose. The plan was to burn all bridges behind him and Barnes stood by that desire until it became dominating obsession of his life and finally it became a fact and a reality.

Every person who wants to win must be willing to burn all sources of retreat that could stop them from winning. They are only able to do this by having and maintaining a BURNING DESIRE TO WIN, essential to success mindset. When people reaches the age to understand the purpose of money, they wish for it. Wishing for money will make you wealthy, but having a state of mind to desire wealth will become an obsession and then you can begin to plan definite ways to acquire wealth, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches.  Fix your desire you want by using these six steps:

  1. Be definite as to the goal or amount you want.
  2. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire.
  3. Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.
  4. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.
  5. Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money that you intend to acquire, name the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.
  6. Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before going to sleep and in the morning. AS YOU READ, SEE, FEEL, AND BELIEVE YOURSELF ALREADY IN POSSESSION OF THE MONEY.

The people who are money consciousness will accumulate great riches. Being money consciousness means that the mind has become so thoroughly saturated with desire for money, that a person can see they are already in possession of it.

A BURNING DESIRE TO BE, AND TO DO is a starting point from which the dreamer must be able to take off. Dreams are not born of indifference, laziness, or lack of ambition.

What is your burning desire and are you going after it?

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Are You Going To Be An Edwin C. Barnes?

Happy Day! I hope everybody is doing well. Today is the second day of 2017, and we are going to start the year off with talking about a book that I think everyone has read this book. The book is called Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. The content of this book can help anyone succeed in any line of, whether you are a business owner or work a job/career.

The book has thirteen steps listed so you can learn how to think and grow rich. We will discuss all the thirteen steps in the days to come.

In the first chapter of the book, Mr. Hill introduce us to a man who thought his way into partnership with Thomas A. Edison. This man did not know Thomas A. Edison before meeting him. This man’s name was Edwin C. Barnes.

Mr.  Barnes had a burning desire to work with the Infamous Thomas A. Edison, but since he didn’t know Mr. Edison personally at the time; it was just a desire that later become a reality and you will see how soon. Mr. Barnes has the desire that was definite; he knew he wanted to be a personal assistant to Mr. Edison and he was not going to stop until his desire become a reality.

Mr. Barnes was determined to make his desire a reality. Because this desire was not just an ordinary desire, he decided to travel to Orange, New Jersey on “blind baggage.” “Blind baggage” meaning Mr. Barnes went to his destination on a freight train so that he could be able to make his desire a reality. What extreme will you go to make your burning desire a reality? Many people have desires but will not go the extra mile to make it a reality.

Even though, Barnes didn’t get to work side by side with Mr. Edison just yet; he did get to work the offices of Edison. The work that Barnes did in the Edison offices was more important to him than Edison because he was building and displaying his skills that will help him make PARTNER. If people focus on the unimportant things first, then they will be made part of the important things. But we live in a world where people focus on important first and leave the unimportant to work up themselves.

Barnes’ mind was intensifying his desire to work as Edison’s business associate. When somebody is truly ready for something to happen, it will appear. We cannot receive anything until it time for us to have it. We should be like Barnes was, determined to remain ready until he got what he was seeking. Many people give up on their desire because it takes too long to accomplish it and at the moment they give up, they are a finger length away from having their desire a reality.

Our opportunities will come in different forms than what we expect. For Barnes, his opportunity came in a sign of being a sales person for Edison Dictating Machine/Ediphone. No one at the time was interested in selling the Ediphone than Mr. Edison and Mr. Barnes. Mr. Barnes suggested to Edison to allow him to try and sell the Ediphone. Mr. Edison gave Mr. Barnes a chance and Mr. Barnes became number one with Mr. Edison. Barnes and Edison became partners years after Barnes started working for Mr. Edison.

If Mr. Barnes has been like most of us who gives up when things do not come on our time, he would have never made partner with Edison.  Many of us have things waiting on us to receive them but because we give so quickly we will never receive them.

Edwin C. Barnes at the start had nothing to start with except for the capacity of knowing what he wanted and the strong determination to stand by his desire until he realized it. Nothing stopped Mr. Barnes from making his desire a reality, so nothing should stop you from making your desire a reality.

Keep going hard until your desire becomes a REALITY!

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