NYC 62: 10.22.14 Education – The Little Engine That Could!

The Little Engine That Could.

How many of you remember that children’s book?

It told the story of a little steam engine that had the power of positive thinking stoking it’s engine, carrying it over a big mountain, where other, bigger but less motivated trains failed.

Did you know that Thomas Edison had 10,000 failures before his light bulb glowed?

Marconi’s friends had him hospitalized and tested when he said he could send sound thru the air.

Beethoven was Deaf, Milton was Blind, Helen Keller was both Deaf and Blind……and you all know their names.

This all comes from Napoleon Hill, the great and first motivational speaker, who taught his son to fight against adversity and overcome any obstacle.

His son became a very successful salesman…..despite the fact that he was born without Ears!!!


If you think you are beaten, you are,

If you think you dare not, you don’t.

If you like to win, but you think you can’t,

It is almost certain you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost,

For out in the world we find,

Success begins with a fellow’s will –

It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are,

You’ve got to think high to rise,

You’ve got to be sure of yourself before

You can ever win a prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go

To the stronger or faster man,

But soon or late the man who wins


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