Vision was his secret weapon
Henry Ford was an underdog who revolutionized American life. Not highly educated or brought up in a wealthy family, Ford had to use something else to drive him toward success: vision.
He would eventually become one of the most successful businessmen in the world. But first, he failed… multiple times. He had to struggle and start over. And I’m sure he had to battle doubt along the way.
I was intrigued by Henry Ford’s story and wanted to tell it in a way that focused specifically on his vision. I wanted to find and convey nuggets of wisdom on vision that we can apply to our lives some one-hundred-plus years later.
That said, I believe that the ultimate source of wisdom is not from a man such as Henry Ford. For as it says in Proverbs 1:7,
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
What I will say about Henry’s story is that he seemed to possess an incredible ability to persevere toward his vision. And at times he was creative at how to re-invented himself and his image – such as when he ventured into the world of auto racing in order to attract new investors.
I found it inspiring that he seemed to live these words that he spoke:
“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”
I hope you find this story inspires you to seek wisdom about vision. I certainly am reminded of the power of vision – both as a vehicle toward success, and at times, toward downfall.
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MUSIC (from the YouTube audio library):
* “Bright Future” by Silent Partner
* “Silent Night (Instrumental) by Jingle Punks
* “Long Road Ahead B” by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license | Source | Artist page
* “The Story Unfolds” by Jingle Punks
* “Fargo” by Riot
* “Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven