His bulldog determination, his persistence in standing back of a single DESIRE, was destined to mow down all opposition, and bring him the opportunity he was seeking.
When opportunity came, it appeared in a different form, and from a different direction than Barnes had expected. That is one of the tricks of opportunity. It has a sly habit of slipping in by the back door, and often it comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. Perhaps this is why so many fail to recognize opportunity.
He has nothing to start with ,except the capacity to know what he wanted, and the determination to stand by that desire until he realized it.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever know, told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them.