By chance, Napoleon Hill’s son came to a device that instantaneously allowed him to hear—despite the fact that he lacked the physical aperture, and no device prior had given him any assistance. It was seemingly a chance of fate, but Hill attributes it to one thing—his burning desire, which he transposed onto his son, for his son to hear and be “normal.”
Chance Changes The World
“Overjoyed because of the Changed World which had been brought to him through his hearing device, he rushed to the telephone, called his mother, and heard her voice perfectly. The next day he plainly heard the voices of his professors in class, for the first time in his life! Previously he could hear them only when they shouted, at short range. He heard the radio. He heard the talking pictures. For the first time in his life, he could converse freely with other people, without the necessity of their having to speak loudly. Truly, he had come into possession of a Changed World. We had refused to accept Nature’s error, and, by persistent desire, we had induced Nature to correct that error, through the only practical means available.
Where Desire Pays Off
“Desire had commenced to pay dividends, but the victory was not yet complete. The boy still had to find a definite and practical way to convert his handicap into an equivalent asset.
“Hardly realizing the significance of what had already been accomplished, but intoxicated with the joy of his newly discovered world of sound, he wrote a letter to the manufacturer of the hearing-aid, enthusiastically describing his experience. Something in his letter; something, perhaps which was not written on the lines, but back of them; caused the company to invite him to New York. When he arrived, he was escorted through the factory, and while talking with the Chief Engineer, telling him about his changed world, a hunch, an idea, or an inspiration—call it what you wish—flashed into his mind. It was this impulse of thought which converted his affliction into an asset, destined to pay dividends in both money and happiness to thousands for all time to come.”
An Impulse Of Success
As you’ll see later as we continue the story, this impulse of thought is a factor which bears heavily on the dividends this desire ultimately pays. We’ve talked bout this concept around my blogs in various incarnations, such as intrinsic motivation. It’s a form of capital we all have, probably on at least a daily basis, and one that can return in some very big ways for those who learn to seize upon it.
Carpe diem! To Your continued Success!
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