Henry Ford and the Silver Dollar Glasses
Henry Ford once asked one of his young engineers “What is your life ambition?” The man replied that his goal was to make a million dollars. A few days later Ford gave the man a pair of glasses made with two silver dollars where the lenses should be. He told the man to put them on and asked “What do you see?” “Nothing,” the man said.
“The dollars are in the way,”
Ford told him. He wanted to teach him a lesson: If his only goal was dollars, he would miss a host of greater opportunities. He should invest himself in serving others, not simply in making money.
Money is not just about doing things that will bring money, but about how you see yourself. It is about believing in what you are doing. It is about earning the right to have the money.
It is about having the consciousness that attracts money to you.
Bill Gates, one of the richest men in the world, dropped out of college to pursue his dream. He saw a Personal Computer in every household. He was a billionaire by the age of thirty-one, the youngest person ever to reach such a goal.
Analytical-Literal Translation (Luke 12:34) “For where your* treasure is, there your* heart [(figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind); inner desire] will be also.