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Friday, December 23, 2011

The Henry Ford Model for Success

"I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know
what can't be done." Henry Ford

At the age of 15, Henry Ford dropped out of school to help on his father¹s
farm. Yet, his tinkering with watches and other machines earned him a
position as an engineer for Thomas Edison¹s company. Somehow it seems Ford
lived by this quote. When you look at his accomplishments, it is clear he
pursued what he wanted instead of viewing a lesser education as a
limitation. And then he surrounded himself with people who could commit to
what seemed impossible.

In every human being¹s life, there are circumstances that give the
appearance of impossible. However, impossible is determined in how you view
yourself. It almost never has anything to do with what is in front of you.
With that thought, get clear on the conversations you have with yourself and
others about what can and cannot be done.

If you are surrounded by friends who try to convince you of your
limitations, it may be time to find new friends. People who are committed to
accomplishing what they want instead of doing what is acceptable according
to friends, family and society live a life with many self-imposed limits.
Those who don¹t know or don¹t care about what can¹t be done seem to reap the
greatest rewards in life. When you choose your friends, choose wisely.

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