Ford said, "Produce it anyway."
"But," they replied, "it's impossible!"
"Go ahead," Ford commanded, "and stay on the job
until you succeed no matter how much time is required."
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
They went ahead, and then, as if by a stroke of magic, the secret
The Ford DETERMINATION had won once more!
This story may not be described with minute accuracy, but the sum
and substance of it is correct. Deduce from it, you who wish to
THINK AND GROW RICH, the secret of the Ford millions, if you can.
You'll not have to look very far.
Henry Ford is a success, because he understands, and applies the
principles of success. One of these is DESIRE: knowing what one
wants. Remember this Ford story as you read, and pick out the lines
in which the secret of his stupendous achievement have been described.
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 calling for which you are suited.