Desire: The Starting Point Of All Achievement – Step 1 of Napoleon Hill’s 13 Steps to Riches

One of the must-read books on the subject of mindset and success is Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich“.

While this book was first published in 1937, Hill’s money-manifesting secrets are as powerful today as they were then – and can change your life forever….IF you follow through.

In the book, Hill describes 13 steps to Riches and goes into great detail with anecdotal stories and studies, etc….  But I’m going to attempt to break them down over the next several weeks into bite-sized, actionable pieces.

Creating your ideal life and business requires one key element that every book on successful entrepreneurship talks about and that is; DESIRE. An all consuming, obsessive, burning desire.

You have to approach your business with a back-against-the-wall” frame of mind. It’s not something you “try out”  and think”If it’s not producing after a few months I’ll quit and get a job somewhere.”  You can’t try it out for a while and “see what happens”

You’ve got to be all-in.  You need to create a circumstance where your back is against the wall and there’s no other way.

No possible way of retreat.

It’s win or perish.

You have to be able to say “there is but one thing in this world that I’m determined to have, and that is {fill in the bland}. I will burn all bridges behind me and stake my entire future on my ability to get what I want.”

Your “WHY” is your motivation.

Get clear on why you want this business to succeed and focus on it to the point of obsession. This is what will create the burning desire that’s required in order to manifest your dreams into reality. It’s the “burning desire” that allows you to see and feel yourself as already being the successful entrepreneur before you actually are.

You’ve got to realize that anyone who has achieved great success in their business first did a certain amount of dreaming, hoping, wishing, desiring and planning before they arrived there.

Here are six steps to manifesting your financial dreams as explained in “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill

  1. Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire.  It’s not enough to merely say, “I want plenty of money”.  Be definite as to the amount.
  2. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire.  (There is no such thing as “something for nothing”)
  3. Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.
  4. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.
  5. Write out the previous 4 steps in a clear, concise statement. Include the amount of money you intend to acquire. Name the time limit for it’s acquisition.  State what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.
  6. Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night, and once after rising in the morning.  As you read, see and feel and believe yourself already in possession of the money.

And that last part?  About seeing, feeling and believing?  That’s where you need the obsessive, burning desire.  The object here is to want it so badly, and to become so determined to have it that you convince yourself you will have it.

Well, that should take you the week to complete, if you really put some thought and effort into it.

As always, I’m here to help.  Leave me a comment below or reach out on Social Media.

 

To Your Success!

Jillana Raye

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