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Desire - The Vehicle of Your Success

Jul 10, 2008
"There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge." -- Napoleon Hill

We all have wants. You may want a better job, you may want better health, you may want a bigger house or you may want more money. How many of these things have you gotten by just wanting them? I bet none.

If wanting was enough, you'd have everything thing you ever wished for. If wanting isn't enough, what is?

You must have an intense, burning desire to achieve your goals.

How is desire different from wanting? Wanting is a simple, passing wish. A burning desire, on the other hand, powers you to be willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish your goal. It keeps your goal in the forefront of your mind every single day until you accomplish it.

What's different between you and someone successful? It's that they've decided they're going to do whatever it takes, for however long it requires, to achieve their goals.

After making that commitment, it becomes a simple matter of persistence over time using techniques that become habit and therefore automatic; an intense, burning desire.

There are Six Steps to turn your wants into desires into reality:

--Fix clearly in your mind exactly what goal you desire. Be definite as to the goal. For example, "I earn a 10% raise at work by my next review."

--Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for achieving your goal. You can't get something for nothing. You must determine what you're going to give up to reach your goal. (e.g. time, effort, money)

--Establish a definite date when you intend to achieve your goal. You need to have a specific time frame for when you'll accomplish your goal. (e.g. "I earn a 10% raise by July 1st, 20xx")

--Create a definite plan on paper for carrying out your goal and begin at once. It doesn't matter whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action at once and correct as you go.

--Write out a clear, concise statement of the goal you intend to achieve, name the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for achieving the goal, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to achieve it.

--Read your written statement aloud at least twice daily; once before going to bed at night and once after waking in the morning. As you read, see and feel and believe yourself already achieving your goal.

These Six Steps require no great effort, no specialized education, no minimum income, only an intense desire to set and achieve your goal. However, the successful application of these steps does require you to understand that success can not be left to chance.

You must realize that those people who've already reached a higher level from a lower did so through desiring and planning before they reached their goal. There is one quality that you must posses to reach your goal. As Napoleon Hill put it, you must have

"...definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what you want and a burning desire to posses it."

Thomas Edison, in his pursuit of the electric light bulb, made more than ten thousand attempts before he was successful. Where would we be today if he had stopped at his five hundredth attempt?

Fuel for your desire is keeping in mind the fact that you are not defeated until defeat has been accepted as reality. And where does this defeat take place?

In the one location where all your reality starts; your mind. If you accept no defeat through a burning desire, you must accomplish your goal.
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