Napoleon Hill, the author of Think and Grow Rich, believes that an individual does not have to be a genius to become rich. Anyone can get rich if he or she thinks positively and has a burning desire to accomplish his goal.
Positive Thinking: You have to visualize your financial goals and know that you can attain them. Own it.
If you begin making up every excuse under the sun why you cannot succeed, pinch yourself. You have to discipline your body and mind to think positive thoughts. You can achieve greatness, even if you aren’t the smartest, most talented, or most attractive person on the planet. Success is your if you’ll just allow it to come into your life.
Burning Desire: Napoleon Hill tells a true tale of a man named Edwin Barnes who desired to become Thomas Edison’s partner. Probably all of us would have mocked him if we had lived in his time. Edwin Barnes was an unknown. However, he had a burning desire, a consuming obsession, and he was determined. He traveled to Thomas Edison and convinced him to hire him. He didn’t immediately achieve his goal, but he worked hard and ultimately became Thomas Edison’s partner. This was a feat everyone thought was impossible.
Edwin Barnes followed these seven steps to achieve success:
- Choose a definite dream.
- Put all your energy into that goal.
- Be content to go one step at a time.
- Visualize your dream.
- Form a plan.
- Stick it out.
- Remove any way to retreat.
As you focus on obtaining your goals, write down your answers to these questions: What is the exact amount of money I want? What am I willing to give for it? What exact date do I want this money by? What’s my plan?
Don’t forget, successful people do not believe in defeat. What looks like defeat is really a awesome opportunity. Start creating opportunities out of failures and becoming successful today!
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