A young man by the name of Napoleon Hill was given the opportunity to
interview many successful businessmen including Ford, Edison, Firestone,
as well as others, and subsequently wrote a book on his findings of a
successful businessman. This book was published in 1936 and can still
be found in bookstores today. I would like to quote, from memory, an
excerpt from this book:
"I fully realize no wealth or position will long endure unless built
upon truth and justice and agree not to engage in any transaction that
does not benefit all parties concerned. I will succeed by attracting to
myself the forces I wish to use (such as wisdom, courage, action,
determination and persistence) and the cooperation and assistance of
others. I will have others to serve me as I am willing to serve
others. I will eliminate jealousy, envy, selfishness and cynicism by
developing love for all of mankind. I will trust in others and have
others to trust in me because I will trust in myself. I will sign my
name to this formula and commit it to memory and repeat it daily with
full faith and confidence, it will eventually alter my thinking so that
I may become a happy, healthy, wholesome person and accomplish my
definite chief aim in life."
A person's worth is measured by his contribution to others.
Albert C. Young, Jr., P.E.
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