Think and Grow Rich: Desire | Note 397
A burning desire to win is essential to success.
Yesterday, I talked about the power of thought. Today, I’m going to discuss Napoleon Hill’s first step to riches.
Do you know desire creates power? Nothing is impossible when you have a strong desire to be, do, and have. A strong desire for anything will almost certainly ensure success.
“Barnes’ desire was not a hope! It was not a wish! It was a keen, pulsating DESIRE, which transcended everything else. It was DEFINITE.
The desire was not new when he approached Edison. It had been Barnes’ dominating desire for a long time. In the beginning, when the desire first appeared in his mind, it may have been, probably was, only a wish, but it was no mere wish when he appeared before Edison with it.
Barnes succeeded because he chose a definite goal, placed all his energy, all his willpower, all his effort, everything back of that goal.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to burn his ships and cut all sources of retreat. Only by so doing can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a BURNING DESIRE TO WIN, essential to success.
Every human being who reaches the age of understanding of the purpose of money, wishes for it. Wishing will not bring riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches.”
The excerpts above are from the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
The first step to riches is Desire: The Starting Point of All Achievement.
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