God's Man | More Thoughts on Persistance...
Yesterday's 30 Day Trial Post has now got persistence on my brain. Here is another story from Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
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When Henry For decided to produce his famous V-8 motor, he chose to build an engine with the entire eight cylinders cast in one block. For instructed his engineers to produce a design for the engine. The design was drawn up on paper but the engineers agreed, to a man, that is was simply impossible to cast an eight-cylinder engine in one piece.One of the principles that the 30 Day Trial draws out of us is desire. How badly do you really want it? How much do you want it? What price are you willing to pay? Post will be late today as I will be at the church for much of today.
Ford said, "Produce it anyway."
"But," the replied, "it's impossible!"
"Go ahead," Ford commanded, "and stay on the job until you succeed. No matter how much time is required"
So the engineers went ahead. Six months went by. Nothing happened. Another six months passed, and still nothing. The engineers tried every conceivable plan to carry out the orders, but the thing seemed out of the question. "Impossible!"
At the end of the year Ford again checked with his engineers. And again they told him they had found no way to carry out his orders.
"Go right ahead," said Ford. "I want it, and I'll have it." They went ahead, and then, as if by a stroke of magic, the secret was discovered.
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