The starting point of all achievement!

Chapter one of Think & Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill goes into desire and how it’s necessary for success. Desire usually entails some type of direct goal in which we are trying to reach. Desire motivates us and without desire we could potentially stop short of our goals.

The method by which desire for riches can be transmuted into its financial equivalent consists of six definite, practical steps, viz:
FIRST. Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. Its is not sufficient merely to say “I want plenty of money.” Be definite as to the amount. (There is a psychological reason for definiteness which will be described in a subsequent chapter.)
SECOND. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire. (There is no such reality as “something for nothing.”)
THIRD. Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.
FOURTH. 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.
FIFTH. Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire, name the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.
SIXTH. Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night, and once after arising in the morning. As you read, see and feel and believe yourself already in possession of the money.

SO, with that said, a bit of background information. Currently I owe $7,000 on a car, $10,000 in credit cards. On the flip side I have about $1,000 in the bank and $3,000 in a 401k meaning I’m negative $13,000 as of today. Why am I sharing this? Well, why not. This is going to be an experiment with self-help and ambition. Honestly, I’d be happy with nothing to my name but love and a place to sleep. However, there is a lot of good that can be done with money and if you can help yourself out financially you can help others.
If you’re in the same place, and wanting to do more for the world then feel free to join me on this Think & Grow Rich Journey! 🙂

Now…to start small? or aim big? Desire the cha-ching big money bling bling? or something more modest??

Well, it’s an experiment after all…

1) I desire $100,000.00 us dollars
2) I intend to give time and 10% of profits to charity.
3) I will achieve this goal by 07/07/14
4) I plan to achieve this goal by means of real estate investments and blogging.

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4 thoughts on “Desire

  1. Awesome post. I finished “Think and Grow Rich” a couple of weeks ago and was starting to lose motivation…I was thinking, but the “Growing Rich” part was taking a little longer. Thanks for the reminder and the motivational push.

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