So, then, just how did Henry Ford achieve what every brilliant engineering mind in his organization insisted was impossible? How did that “uneducated”, brilliant mind succeed where his engineers only failed?
“The engineers went ahead. There was nothing else for them to do, if they were to remain on the Ford staff. Six months went by, nothing happened. Another six months passed, and still nothing happened. 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 checked with his engineers, and again they informed 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.
The Ford determination had won once more!”
That’s It, Determination
That’s it. Nothing mysterious, just sheer determination. Henry Ford refused to accept the impossibility of things. He refused to let other less determined people tell him that what he believed in could not be done. And so we know that determination is one of the absolute keys to successful wealth creation.
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