Walt Disney, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison etc. their life paths certainly show us how thoughts become reality.
My father, Wm. Victor Gray – a barber aboard ship and fresh out of the Navy took a barber course to further his knowledge.
Could he make it as a barber? He certainly enjoyed it.
His brother Evert did, then perhaps I can too, dad thought.
His thought created the desire to learn more and to move within that thought-desire.
Subconsciously dad thought he could, thus this thought-action spawned the course. After graduation, this course inspired him to first obtain a job at his brother Evert’s 9-chair shop in the Hampton Village area in St. Louis, MO. There dad met Stan Musial cutting his and his son Dickie’s hair often.
Again, thought spurred dad to open his own barber shop on the corner of Concord Village Rd and S. Lindbergh on the second floor above a grocery store. Sure at first he was hesitant to branch out since by that time he had married and the second child, Victoria, was on the way. But he soldiered on!
This location was great, but soon he outgrew it. Dad saw and heard the men sitting on the stairs to the barber shop, telling jokes and laughing while awaiting for their turn. The location was great but he knew he had to locate a larger place.
He scouted out various places to begin his next shop, finding a building on the corner of S. Lindbergh and Lemay Ferry. When he spoke to the previous renter, also a barber, the man said he couldn’t make a go of it there and he was the third barber that moved out!
Hmm dad pondered should I take it or not? The location was perfect! At a busy intersection. He wondered why his predecessors failed to succeed.
He heard a little voice spur him on. Go ahead, give it a try! You never fail when you try.
He listened and opened his barber shop with just he as the barber. Within three months he had to hire another barber and within another three months yet another barber was hired. Here he met and cut Whitey Herzog’s hair and others from the team.
His thought-desire became a roaring barber business of which he never stopped till age eighty-one.
He told me the walls roared with jokes and laughter. He said Honey, I’ve had the best job anyone could have ever wished for! Before I knew it the day was over and I had a blast!
So listen to your thought and dreams. That’s where your inspiration and desire come from. Act on it and see what dreams are fulfilled…by thought.
Thoughts are powerful when listened to!
PS…you might want to read an excerpt from A Widows Vision (on this site) and see how thoughts became things for me, too!