Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Daring Ideas with Burning Desire Wins

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“If you wish to win a man over to your ideas, first make him your friend.” - Abraham Lincoln

The following conversation may be able to illustrate this point:

Father: I want you to marry a girl of my choice.
Son: "I will choose my own bride!"
Father: "But the girl is Bill Gate's daughter."
Son: "Well, in that case...ok"

Next Father approaches Bill Gates.
Father: "I have a husband for your daughter."
Bill Gates: "But my daughter is too young to marry!"
Father: "But this young man is a vice-president of the World Bank."
Bill Gates: "Ah, in that case...ok"

Finally Father goes to see the president of the World Bank.
Father: "I have a young man to be recommended as a vice-president."
President: "But I already have more vice-presidents than I need!"
Father: "But this young man is Bill Gate's son-in-law."
President: "Ah, in that case...ok"

Moral: Even If you have nothing, You can get Anything. But your attitude should be positive.

(Source: Internet)

“There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” - Napoleon Hill

“Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle.”

What we need are ideas, burning desire and good moral as a guide. What do you think?

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surjit said...

Hi Sam,
Really a great conversation to illustrate your point of view. I like the quote:
“If you wish to win a man over to your ideas, first make him your friend.”
Thanks for sharing this motivational post.
God bless.

WaterLearner said...

Very clever illustration!!!

FL Sam said...

Hi Sam, Happy Day to you. Nice post. All successful people have a goal and the burning desire to achieve it.

We tend to blame others when we fail but actually it is all in our mind. We must look inside us and not outside. Once we get it right inside, everything outside is no longer a problem. :)

Ross Cornwell said...

I enjoyed reading your blog today, especially your quote from Napoleon Hill and commments about the power of positive thinking, and I thought that you may be interested to learn that a new edition of Dr. Hill's classic book "Think and Grow Rich" has been published.

Its title is "Think and Grow Rich!" (subtitled) "The Original Version, Restored and Revised." I am the editor/annotator of this new 416-page edition, which is really an homage to Dr. Hill. (For several years I was the editor-in-chief of "Think & Grow Rich Newsletter.")

What I have done is this: to restore Dr. Hill's book to its original manuscript content (it was first published in 1937, but was abridged in 1960), annotate it with more than 50 pages of endnotes (most of the persons and events he discusses are generally unknown to readers today), index it thoroughly, add an appendix with a wealth of additional information about Dr. Hill and his work, and revise the book in ways to help remove certain "impediments" to reading the book today (language that today would be considered obsolete, sexist or racist). None of these things had previously been done with TGR.

If you would like to learn a little more about this project, a quick visit to will give you some details. The "Editor's Foreword" provides more complete information, and the “Testimonials” page will demonstrate how well-received this new book is around the world.

Here is the book’s page...

The book is available on all the Amazon websites and most other online sellers (it is now the No. 1 best-selling version of TGR on Amazon), it can be ordered by any bookstore, and it will soon be appearing in bookstores everywhere.

Our edition of TGR! is superior in every way to other versions on the market. It is a trade paperback, not a pocket-size mass market paperback. It is unabridged. It is 416 pages versus 230+ (depending on the edition). It looks better, feels better, reads better than any other version. It is fast becoming the "version of choice" among Napoleon Hill devotees and other students of success and high achievement.

Thank you for your time and attention.

Ross Cornwell, Editor

Titania Starlight said...

Hi Sam,
The first thing that caught my eye was the pic. You know I am a very visual person.
Are those Volkswagon Beetle buses?
Now that is too funny. :o)

Great motivational post. I think that if some of our leaders and sucessful corporations had a bit of morality behind their success we may be seeing a more positive world. Maybe I should not be so judgemental.

It does take a positive attitude to achieve the things we want in life. Lack of motivation I think is what keeps many of us from reaching our true potential. When we were small we were praised on a regular basis but as adults there is usually very little or none. I for one am very self critical. I do realize that when I do fail at things I have no problem in blaming myself.

I do so enjoy reading your posts. A lot of wisdom to be found here.


Sam Chan said...

Hi Surjit,

You're welcome. We can do wonders when we have lots of true friend.

There is a quote that says: "Whenever you meet a stranger, try to leave him as a friend."

Blessings to you, Surjit.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks for the visit.
Yup.. that was a great conversation. I found it useful. Thus, I use it in this post.

How are you? Hope you are doing fine.

Blessings to you, Karen.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Sam,

Thanks for your encouraging words and valuable words of wisdom. You are right! We mustn't blame others.

"There's hope for every failure, as long as he doesn't blame others for his fate."

Have a great day!
My best wishes.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Ross Cornwell,

Thank you for your compliment on my blog. I will definitely check out this new edition of "Think and Grow Rich".

TGR is indeed one of the most influential book that teaches Personal Achievements, Financial Independent and Riches of the Spirit beyond measurement in money.

It must be great. Otherwise, there won't be so many edition lately.

Best Wishes

Sam Chan said...

Hi Tawnya,

You indeed have a very sharp observation skill. Well, according to source i.e. the flickr, it is a Victoria's 68 Volkswagen van

I am glad you find this post motivational. I really appreciate your thoughts!

"Personality can open doors; only character can keep them open."

I agree with you that unless morality is behind our success, many achievements and success won't be fulfilling and lasting.

Blessings to you, Tawnya

Krishna. N. C. said...

Dear Sam,
Excellent post! Just the perfect words to set me in motion. I am reminded of a saying which says, "It is your Attitude not your Aptitude which dtermines your Altitude".
I wish you a very happy and a spiritually blessed new year!(sorry for being late!)
Love and prayers for you:)

Sam Chan said...

Hi Krishna,

Thanks for your nice words, wishes and prayers. I am glad you find this post helpful.

That is a very nice quote by Zig Ziglar - “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude”

Lots of Love and Blessings to you, Krishna.

Trinity said...

Sam, thank you for your prayer for Cliff... he has been sick for a week and I can't visit your blog to read. I woke up earlier to do some blog hops today. But now cliff wakes up already! :-)

Hey I love that picture! You always able to find very suitable yet interesting picture illustration for your posts! I wonder if you search the pic first or you write first then you browse the picture? :-D

And the conversation is so clever as well... I will tell this to my hubby.. look! You have more readers now! Congratulations! It's 110 people who been blessed by this post and hopefully there are 110 people who own the positive attitude now.

Zenobia said...

This is an excellent illustration. Thank you so much for sharing. I look forward to reading more.

amei79 said...

change mind-set, to be more innovative & creative...this is one of the china's resolution!

Sam Chan said...

Hi Trinity,

Thanks for the visit even though you are so busy. I believe Cliff has recovered by now. FYI, I am really very tire having to fetch my my children back from school and to and fro their tuition centres since school reopens. That's why I don't even have energy to blog.

I usually write my post first. Then only I look for suitable photos. Well, it is very time-consuming to find good photos.

As for the RSS subscriber, the figure goes up and down. Whenever I post less frequent those number won't stay for long! :(

Thanks for your continuous support.

Blessings to you, Trinity.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Zenobia,

Thanks. I am glad that you liked the illustration.

Best wishes.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Amei79,

Thanks for sharing your valuable thoughts.

My best wishes.

enigma said...

Hi Sam,interesting post again You have here with a great illustration.Nice to read!!!Then Thanks for post & Have a nice day/night.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Enigma,

Thanks for dropping by. I am glad you like this post. FYI, I am away for company conference. I do find your blog interesting. I will post some comments once I am back home in a couple of days.

Blessings to you, Enigma.

Frieda said...

"the Gate story"
How's true, we make our own realities and dreams come true …you should become a player in your life rather than just a spectator and just watch your life playes in-front of you.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Frieda,

Thanks for adding your words of wisdom. Indeed, it is alway better to be the chess player instead of the chess piece.

Blessings to you, Frieda.

entrenador personal said...

Thanks for the visit.
Yup.. that was a great conversation. I found it useful. Thus, I use it in this post.