I haven’t written a book review for about 1.5 months.
I’ve gone through a couple of books. Unfortunately, none of them is worth a mention as I gave up reading halfway through.
When I buy a book, I really want to finish reading it. Even for the sake of the time spent on research before buying one since I spend a ridiculous amount of time researching.
Not always I get it right though.
And no, I’m not going to name these books or splash affiliate links for them.
I have great respect for writers.
I imagine none of them (good or bad) wakes up with an aim to write and produce a subpar book.
Just because I didn’t like it doesn’t mean you’d feel the same.
Which is why I’ve written about this book.
This book is like Marmite – you either love it or hate it (I strongly suggest you read Amazon’s 1 or 2 stars reviews before buying!).
So, I decided to dig a few books out of the attic.
I gave away a few hundreds of books before moving into my current place with only about 50 books.
Since I mostly read Kindle ebooks, I didn’t bother to unpack them until lately.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The first book I grabbed from the attic is Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
Although I forgot almost everything I had read as I wasn’t a conscious reader, I was sensible enough to keep it with me.
And am I glad I did!
There were many handwriting notes written by me next to paragraphs and at the beginning of chapters, underlines and (green and yellow) highlights.
I could tell I was eager the first time I read it.
Shame I didn’t take action. ha.
Today I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned from Chapter 2 titled Desire about 6 ways to turn desires into financial wealth and success.
Although it’s primarily written for financial success, these 6 steps aren’t limited to it. They apply to all your life goals!
Unlike my first encounter with it, gems of wisdom on every page turned me into a doer this time, not a passive reader.
It spurred me to take immediate action and follow his “Six Ways to Turn Desires into Gold”.
Hope it does the same for you.
Below is a summary of how I implemented it but be sure to scroll down and read the 6 steps at the bottom of this post.
After reading through from step 1 to 4 below and coming up with answers, I made a written statement (step 5) based on them.
On a separate note, I made a detailed plan.
I placed them where I can see every day, read aloud twice a day before going to bed and after waking up.
Here’s an example.
I grabbed two pieces of A3 drawing paper.
On the first paper, I wrote down the exact amount of money I want by the 3rd year from today and in return what services/products I’m offering to achieve it.
On the second paper, I write down a detailed plan to achieve it month by month for each year.
I attached both to the wall in front of my mini trampoline so I can see them every time I bounce!
I also took a photo of them on my iPad so that I can read aloud before going to bed and when waking up.
I read aloud the statement in my first paper twice a day at the minimum but likely more.
The second paper is for me to track my progress each month to make sure I’m on the right track to reach my financial goal by the 3rd year.
Now It’s Your Turn!
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
– Napoleon Hill
Six Ways to Turn Desires into Gold
First: Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. It is not sufficient merely to say “I want plenty of money.” Be definite as to the amount.
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.
(Credit to Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill)
Stay tuned for my review.
In the meantime, I couldn’t wait to share the above so that we can set things in motion TODAY.
As soon as I finished my statement, I put it down as my 30-day challenge.
By the end of 30 days, I know the statement will seep into my subconscious mind and stay there until my desire becomes a reality.
I encourage you to do the same and keep that burning desire of yours alive until it becomes your reality in the near future.
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