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World. We had refused to accept Nature’s error, and, by PERSISTENT DESIRE,
we had induced Nature to correct that error, through the only practical means
DESIRE had commenced to pay dividends, but the victory was not yet complete.
The boy still had to ﬁnd a deﬁnite and practical way to convert his handicap into
an equivalent asset.
Hardly realizing the signiﬁcance of what had already been accomplished, but intoxicated with the joy of his newly discovered world of sound, he wrote a letter to
the manufacturer of the hearing-aid, enthusiastically describing his experience.
Something in his letter; something, perhaps which was not written on the lines,
but back of them; caused the company to invite him to New York. When be arrived, he was escorted through the factory, and while talking with the Chief Engineer, telling him about his changed world, a hunch, an idea, or an inspiration-call
it what you wish-ﬂashed into his mind. It was this impulse of thought which converted his afﬂiction into an asset, destined to pay dividends in both money and
happiness to thousands for all time to come.
The sum and substance of that impulse of thought was this: It occurred to him
that he might be of help to the millions of deafened people who go through life
without the beneﬁt of hearing devices, if he could ﬁnd a way to tell them the story
of his Changed World.
Then and there, he reached a decision to devote the remainder of his life to rendering useful service to the hard of hearing.
For an entire month, he carried on an intensive research, during which he analyzed the entire marketing system of the manufacturer of the hearing device,
and created ways and means of communicating with the hard of hearing all over
the world for the purpose of sharing with them his newly discovered “Changed
World.” When this was done, he put in writing a two-year plan, based upon his 35 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH ﬁndings. When he presented the plan to the company, he was instantly given a
position, for the purpose of carrying out his ambition.
Little did he dream, when he went to work, that he was destined to bring hope
and practical relief to thousands of deafened people who, without his help, would
have been doomed forever to deaf mutism.
Shortly after he became associated with the manufacturer of his hearing aid, he
invited me to attend a class conducted by his company, for the purpose of teaching deaf mutes to hear, and to speak. I had never heard of such a form of education, therefore I visited the class, skeptical but hopeful that my time would not
be entirely wasted. Here I saw a demonstration which gave me a greatly enlarged
vision of what I had done to arouse and keep alive in my son’s mind the DESIRE
for normal hearing. I saw deaf mutes actually being taught to hear and to speak,
through application of the self-same principle I had used, more than twenty years
previously, in saving my son from deaf mutism.
Thus, through some strange turn of the Wheel of Fate, my son, Blair, and I have
been destined to aid in correcting deaf mutism for those as yet unborn, because
we are the only living human beings, as far as I know, who have established deﬁnitely...
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2012 for the course ACCOUNTING 225 taught by Professor Austin during the Spring '12 term at American.
- Spring '12