Henry Ford’s notes.

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Serve others.

“A business absolutely dedicated to services will have little concern about profit. It will be indecently large.
The secret to success lies in serving others. All successful people serve, the greater the success, the greater the service.
Wealth is created from services, and comes only through services. Ford said: “Wealth, just like happiness, cannot be achieved by direct search. It comes as a by-product of providing useful services. And how do you serve?


“There is no man who cannot achieve more than he thinks he can.
You are in complete ignorance of your abilities, so you never focus your efforts on one task. You spend an hour of your day on one thing, three hours on another, but you never focus on one task. When you concentrate your life, everything impossible becomes possible. Focus, you can do more than you think you can.

Be productive.

“From my observations, I have noticed that most people determine the time that others waste.
Each of us has 24 hours a day, but only a few of us succeed using that time, and the rest of us fail. Why is this happening? The point is that some people effectively control their time, while others are in control of their time. Some people dictate their day, while others allow their time to dictate the direction of their movement. If you fail, you fail because you are misusing your time. If you achieve success, you achieve success through effective time management. Are you a master of your time?

Solve problems

“Most people spend a lot of time and energy walking around problems without trying to solve them.
Rest assured, you will get a reward for solving other people’s problems. But can you solve any problem? If you solve big problems, you get a big reward, if you solve small problems, you get a small reward. If you solve problems of a few people, the reward will be insignificant, if you solve problems of a huge number of people, you can become rich. Do not waste your time walking around the problems, solve them.

There is nothing particularly difficult.

“There is nothing particularly difficult if you divide it up not by small works.
Henry Ford said: “There are no big problems, there are only a lot of small problems. When you think about it, you can really see that in reality, there is nothing “complicated”. You climb the mountain step by step, the individual steps are not as hard as the whole climb. Consistent solution of big problems, step by step, will lead to success. Eat a whale with one bite at a time and one day it will be eaten.

Keep your eyes on the prize.

“Obstacles are the terrible things you see when you take your eyes off the target.
Never take your eyes off your target. The goal is what motivates you, what makes you keep moving towards it, no matter what the obstacles. You must constantly see what you want to become. You must see the goal you have already achieved, you must experience the goal you have achieved in your imagination.


“Thinking is hard work, and that’s probably the reason why so few people really think.
Thinking is how you prepare, it’s hard work, it’s where you find out the little nuances and “prepare” your plans. Ford said, “First, the secret to success is in preparation. Are you ready to succeed? Do you think so? Thinking is hard work, but whoever has to do it must prepare for success.