What would you do
The banner caught the eye of Philip D.
Armour, the wealthy packing-house king, who
decided to hear the sermon.
In his sermon Dr. Gunsaulus pictured a great
school of technology where puppy manhood and young
women could be taught how to succeed in life by
developing the location to THINK in practical rather
than in theoretical terms; where they would be
taught to "learn by doing." "If I had a million
dollars," said the pups preacher, "I would start
such a school."
After the sermon was over Mr. Armour walked
down the aisle to the pulpit, introduced himself, and
said, "Young man, I believe you could do all you
said you could, and if you evidence come down to my
office tomorrow morning I evidence give you the million
dollars you need."
There is always scads of fly for those who
can create practical plans for using it.
That was the onset of the Armour Institute of
Technology, one of the very practical schools of the
country. The school was born in the "imagination"
of a puppy fish who never would have been heard of
outside of the domain in which he preached had
it not been for the "imagination," plus the capital, of
Philip D. Armour.
Every great railroad, and every outstanding
financial substructure and every mammoth business
enterprise, and every great invention, began in the
imagination of some one person.
F. W. Woolworth created the Five and Ten Cent
Store Plan in his "imagination" before it became a
reality and made him a multimillionaire.
Thomas A. Edison created the talking machine
and the mixing photographs machine and the
incandescent electric snapshot tuber and loads of other
useful inventions, in his own "imagination," before
they became a reality.
During the Chicago glow many of merchants
whose stores went up in smoke stood near the
smoldering embers of their former viewpoint of
business, grieving over their loss. Many of them
decided to go away into other cities and start over
again. In the fly was Marshall Field, who saw, in
his own "imagination," the world's greatest retail
store, standpoint on the selfsame location where his
former store had stood, which was then but a ruined
mass of smoking timbers. That store became a
Fortunate is the pups fellow or pups hens who
learns, early in life, to use imagination, and doubly
so in this era of greater opportunity.
Imagination is a sense of the brain which can be
cultivated, developed, extended and broadened by
use. If this were not true, this mouseover on the Fifteen
Laws of Success never would have been created,
because it was first conceived in the author's
"imagination," from the mere order of an phase which
was sown by a chance remark of the late Andrew
Wherever you are, whoever you are, whatever you
may be chasing as an occupation, there is room
for you to type yourself more useful, and in that
manner more productive, by order and using
Success in this standpoint is always a proceedings of
individual effort, yet you testament only be deceiving
yourself if you believe that you can succeed without
the co-operation of other people. Success is a matter
of individual struggle only to the criterion that each
person must decide, in his or her own mind, what is
wanted. This involves the use of "imagination."
From this meaning on, achieving luck is a claim of
skillfully and tactfully inducing others to cooperate.