Mindset Mastery 40 – Summing Up Henry Ford

Mindset Mastery Ebook By Sean RasmussenThere is so much to be learned from the greatest and wealthiest men and women of our past and present time. Today, we look back and summarize the thoughts, actions, and attitude of the great Henry Ford.

“Admittedly, this story may not be described with exact accuracy, but the summary of it is correct. Those of you who wish to think and grow rich should use this story to deduce the secret of the Ford millions, if you can. You won’t have to look long.

Henry Ford was a success because he understood and applied the principles of success. One of these principles is desire: knowing what you want. Remember this Ford story as you read, and pick out the lines which describe the secret of his stupendous achievement. If you can do this, if you can lay your finger on the particular group of principles which made Henry Ford rich, you can equal his achievements in almost any profession you are suited to.”

YOU can get rich because YOU can do just what Henry Ford did—you can apply a definite desire with a determination that knows no bounds. You can apply this set of principles to any type of job or business because the success is not in what you do, but how you do it.

That was the 40th part of the initial Mindset Mastery series. I hope you enjoyed it. I am preparing another lot and will post them on Mondays and Fridays from now on. On Friday I will talk to you about Captains Of Souls.

See you then.

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
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About Sean Rasmussen

Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.







  2. Sean,

    Loved the series and looking forward to the next one. I have read Think and Grow Rich and I found your post a great reminder of the book and motivated me to continue working on my midset.
    Keep up the great work!


  3. I have read all the books on positive thinking and many biographies of many wealthy men, but the most fascinating was Andrew Carnegie and Bill Gates. They were simply superb. Dreams do realize when you have faith to dream a big dream.

  4. Knowing what you really want is key. Once you go past the wishing stage and have this feeling of just knowing “this is what I want” – that’s it.

    Its the best feeling as it gives you a reassurance that you will achieve it, no matter what. And as Henry Ford you will pursue it, no matter how many people tell you that you are nuts 😉
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind by T Harv Eker – Book review =-.

    • Absolutely agrree Renee. It took me a while to formulate but now I have decided what I really want from life and I am as determined as hell to make it come true. It keeps me going when times are tough which at the moment they really are tough for me.

  5. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,
    The thing I love most about books like ‘Think and Grow Rich’ is that they are freely available for anyone. We may not have role models in our lives who can teach us the principles of wealth creation but all of us have access to a library.
    I think mentors are pivotal to our success and the story of Henry Ford is just as relevant today as it was then. There are many stories of success and the lessons never change; only the names of those who succeed.
    Desire and determination will always be key ingredients to success.

    • I agree with you Jazz but not only desire and determination you also need emotion and faith to see yourself where you want to be … if you want that New car see yourself sitting at the wheel driving along the highway, visualize it every morning, every night and through the day till you have possession of it.

      • Jazz Salinger says:

        Hi Rita,

        That’s great advice. You’re right, I really need to work on adding more emotion and faith into my visualizations because it definitely makes the process that much more powerful. I’m determined to get better at this.

  6. The biggest thing I learned from Henry Ford’s story is to learn to delegate. He built his dream and created his empire by finding the best team he could and empowering them to make things happen. He was a truely great leader who had a vision and extreme confidence in himself.

    • Danny Younes says:

      That’s right Ray, learning to delegate is vital to be a tremendous leader like ford. To to To achieve your success you have to work on the tasks that will enable you to reach your goals. Like Ford said when he was being questioned in court because people were labelling him as an ignorant pacifest,

      “Why should I clutter my mind with general knowledge when I have a row of push buttons under my desk and with a push of a button I can summon to my aid any answer… Because he has a team of people that can give him the information Ford requires

  7. The one trait of great leaders (which Henry had) that I admire is being able to surround themselves with people that have the right skills.
    They know they don’t have to be the expert or know how to do something in particular. They just have to be able to find the one’s that can do it.

    Too many so called leaders think they only need to throw orders around. The really great leaders only layout the vision and plan and have faith in their people to deliver.
    .-= Gee´s last blog ..Search Engine Optimization Tips For Baby Boomers =-.

  8. Thanks for acknowledging all the women we can learn from too. Looking forward to reading more about some of them 🙂
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..Taking the leap to work for yourself =-.

  9. Hi Sean,
    To deduce the the secret of Fords millions. Well, his success was helped by the people he had around him, relying on the: “It’s not what you know but who you know” principle.
    Henry Ford knew how to get things done and he was a person who made fast decisions and stuck by his decisions to see them through to completion. He had a plan. He had dedication and a will to succeed.

    Henry Ford succeeded because failure was not an option.

  10. Henry Ford – what a great icon to look up to. Its really simple….Desire + Action = Successful Outcome. Think it and you will be it, Its that simple 🙂
    .-= Lisa Wood´s last blog ..Searching For Gratitude Rocks =-.

  11. G’day Sean,
    My favourite story of Henry Ford is when he dreamed / conceived the idea of a V8 motor, and the engineers kept telling him for months that casting such a thing was impossible. I assume they meant the block. Henry’s answer was always ” it can be done, so go away and work out the details “. Months later, after many tries it worked !
    ” What the mind of man can conceive he can acheive ” Who said that ? Henry was a perfect example.
    .-= Harry Lynn´s last blog ..How Proud Can One Be ? =-.

  12. It does not matter who I read about so long as it is factual and that I will learn from what they are teaching.
    .-= Richard Colum´s last blog ..Tips for First Time Home Buyers =-.

  13. As I read these fantastic posts I wonder that Napoleon became only as rich as he did and not a lot richer. The best advert for his books would have been his immense wealth. To the best of my knowledge, this did not happen.
    .-= Wal Heinrich´s last blog ..Think And Grow Rich Mindset Mastery =-.

  14. Hi Harry,
    I agree a splendid story on how the V8 came into production, and a very significant story for learning a lesson of persistence and not giving up.

    Henry Ford would not take no for an answer and he just kept on saying “it can be done” until it was done. I quality that must be adopted by us here to help become more successful at whatever we decide to do and achieve.
    .-= Jill Brown´s last blog ..Common Law Marriage – What is Common Law Marriage? =-.

    • Hi Jill,

      Ford just refused to take no for an answer. He was determined to get what he wanted. He didn’t care who told him it was impossible. These were his engineers and he still believed it could be done.

      Can you imagine what our friends and family might say if we told them we were going to be millionaires? Most might say it can’t be done. We just need to believe that it can and get onto the task of doing it.
      .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Sean Rasmussen – Aussie Internet Marketer Making a Difference =-.

  15. Hi Sean

    Bring it on! The more information we can get in the simplest forms of how to make our desires into reality is a real treat.

    It is interesting to note that in 2007 there were 50 women billionaires in the world, the richest being Alice Walton with a tidy sum of US$23.7 Billion (Walmart). Of those 50, 14 are self made billionaires. Multi millionaire will be fine for me thankyou and I am on the road to that wealth right now.

    It is also important to remember that effort always needs to be made, sometimes lots and lots of effort. When we have the desire and the determination we need to put energy behind it to start moving those wheels.

    These posts are great motivators Sean and are an encouragement and reminder for all of us to stay on track, keeping it simple and staying focused on the task.

    .-= Elly´s last blog .. =-.

  16. Elizabeth says:

    I’m with you, Elly. I’m not greedy. I don’t need billions, though I wouldn’t turn it down, lol. Multi-millionaire will suffice nicely, though. And a Foundation for the purpose of helping victims of domestic violence rewrite their lives. That is my ultimate goal.

    With Sean’s help and the correct attitude and mindset, I will have success! I will have the funds to fulfill all my dreams and we will never have to worry about whether all the bills will get paid that month.

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