When the movie “The Secret” first came out many people that watched were under the impression that to achieve whatever one wanted in life all one had to do was want it and success would come. Quickly, however, they learned that it doesn’t quite work that way. Yes, putting the thought out into the universe is the first step but one must also take actions toward achieving what one desires. We all know that wishing for financial success does not create success. If it did the world would be full of millionaires after all how many times have we purchased a lottery ticket then dreamed about what we would do if we won?
Wishing will not bring financial security or success in any endever. But desire with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to achieve then backing those plans with persistence does not recognize failure.
I want to share with you six steps where if you truly desire financial security or any other type of success so much that your desire becomes an obsession, you will have no difficulty convincing yourself that you will acquire it. A mental consciousness that the mind has become so thoroughly saturated with the desire that desire that you can see yourself already in possession of it. These steps are not only essential for achieving financial security but are necessary for the achievement of any definite goal.
The successful application of these six steps do call for sufficient imagination so you can see and understand that success cannot be left to chance, good fortune, and luck. Everyone that has had success in life first did a certain amount of dreaming, hoping, wishing, desiring and planning before success came to them.
Every great leader from the dawn of civilization to the present day was a dreamer. If success was not first in your imagination it will never be manifest in your life.
Folks, before I share these six steps I just want to say that never before in the history of America has there been so great an opportunity for practical dreamers as exists right now. The six or so years of economic downturn that we have experienced has reduced everyone to essentially to the same level and a new race is about to be run. The stakes represent huge fortunes which will be accumulated in the next ten years. The rules of the race have changed because we now live in a world that has changed and favors the masses. Those who had little or no opportunity to win under the conditions that existed in the past where fear paralyzed growth and development. Where jobs vanished, where real-estate lost massive value and savings where wiped out for survival.
Those of us in this race are encouraged to know that this changed world is demanding new ideas, new ways of doing things, new leaders, new inventions, new methods of teaching, new methods of marketing, new ideas for moving forward. At the forefront of all this demand for new and better things, there is one quality which you must possess to win the race. That is a definiteness of purpose. The knowledge of what wants to achieve and the burning desire to achieve it.
This economic downturn marked the death of one age and the birth of another. It requires practical dreamers who can and will put their dreams in action. Those dreamers have and always will be the ones the lead us to new frontiers that we never imagined could exist under the old age.
Just think of the real leaders of the world in the past. They harnessed and put into practical use the intangible unseen forces of the unborn opportunities of their dreams and converted those forces into sky-scrapers, cities, factories, automobiles, technologies of every form that makes life more pleasant for us today.
Open mindedness is a necessity today. If you are afraid of new ideas then you are doomed before you start. Never has there been a time more favorable for pioneers than now.
In your quest to achieve success don’t let anyone stifle your dreams. To win big in this new world you have to catch the spirit of the pioneers that built this country. Their dreams have given us everything of value to us today. Their dreams are now the lifeblood of our country and now give us the opportunity to develop and market our talents and abilities.
Columbus dreamed of a new world and staked his life on it.
Henry Ford dreamed of a horseless carriage and went to work with the tools and abilities that he possessed and has now put more vehicles into operation than any man who had ever lived. Because he was not afraid to back his dreams.
Thomas Edison dreamed of a lamp that could be operated on electricity. He put his dreams into action and even though he failed 10,000 times he stuck with his dreams until he achieved success.
I want you to really think about Marconi. Marconi dreamed of a way to use the intangible forces of the ether. The evidence of his success can be found in every wireless device today. His friends had him arrested and taken to a mental hospital when he told them that he had discovered a way to send messages through the air without using wires like the telegraph used or without any other direct physical means of communication. We couldn’t function today had it not been for his dreams.
“The greatest achievement was, at first, and for a time, but a dream.”
So what are the six steps that I mentioned before that can transmute your desire for financial security into it’s physical equivalent? Like I mentioned these steps can be used for whatever goals you want to achieve but I’m going to put them into terms regarding financial security.
Step 1: You have to fix into your mind the exact amount of money you desire for financial success. It’s not good enough to just say “I want financial success.” You must be definite about the amount you desire.
Step 2: Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire. This is where the law of attraction failed people that saw the movie the Secret. There is no such thing as something for nothing.
Step 3: Establish a definite date when you expect to possess the money you desire for financial security.
Step 4: Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you are ready to put the plan into action or not.
Step 5: Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you desire to acquire, name the time limit for acquiring it, state what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the plan you will use to accumulate it.
Step 6: Read your written statement out loud twice each day. Once before you go to bed at night and once when you first wake up in the morning. As you read it, see and feel and believe yourself already in possession of the money.
It is important that you follow these steps exactly. It is especially important that you observe the last step. You might complain that you can’t see yourself actually in possession of the money before you actually have it. If you truly DESIRE it so much that you desire is an obsession, you will have no difficulty convincing yourself that you will have it.
You dreamers of the world, it’s time to wake up and assert yourself. The economic downturn has brought the opportunity you have been waiting for. It has taught people humility and open-mindedness. The world is filled with abundance of opportunities that the dreamers of the past never knew.
A burning desire to be, and to do is the starting point from which the dreamer must begin. Dreams are not born of indifference, laziness or lack of ambition.
You have been disappointed and have undergone defeat during the economic downturn. You have felt the great heart within you crushed until it bled. Remember that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start and pass through many heartbreaking strategies before they “arrive.” The turning point of those who succeed come at the moment of some crisis through which they are introduced to their other selves.
Remember, Thomas Edison was a telegraph operator that failed many times before being driven to success. Charles Dickens pasted labels on pots. Helen Keller was deaf, mute, and blind. Booker T Washington was born in slavery.
Kindle in your mind the fire of hope, faith, and courage. If you have these states of mind and you apply the six steps I described then everything that you need will come to you when you are ready for it. There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it. You are not ready for anything until you believe you can acquire it. No more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity than is required to accept misery and poverty.