Some people seem to attract success, power, wealth with very little conscious effort; others conquer with great difficulty; still others fail altogether to reach their desires and ideals. Why it is so? Why should some people realize their ambitions easily, others with difficulty, and still others not at all? The cause is not physical, else the most perfect men, physically, would be the most successful. The difference is mental- is in the mind; hence mind must be the creative force, must constitute the sole difference between men. When the creative power of thought is fully understood, its effect will be seen to be marvellous. Thoughts are things, and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, a burning desire for their translation into riches or other things they desire. But mind creates negative conditions just as readily as favourable conditions, and when we consciously or unconsciously visualize every kind of lack, limitation and discord, we create these conditions; this is what many are unconsciously doing all the time.
‘’Whatever your mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.’’ It could be Money, Fame, Power, Contentment, Personality, Peace of Mind or Happiness.
Man is a wonderful creature, but he must be trained and developed to be useful. A great work can be accomplished by every man if he can be awakened to do his very best. But the greatest man would not accomplish much if he lacked concentration and effort. Dwarfs can do often the work of giants when they are transformed by the almost magic power of great mental concentration. But giants will only do the work of dwarves when they lack this power.
First step, and the most important one, is to know exactly what you want. You need to have a definite desire, extremely clear of what you want to achieve. For example, if you want to have more money, you cannot say I want more money.’ You need to know exactly how much money you want to make, like ‘I am going to make 100 000 pounds ‘, or ‘I am going to make one million pounds.’
Second, you need to have a burning desire to get what you want. You need to develop this desire, to become obsession of your life.
Third, you need to have a positive mental attitude. Success is achieved and maintained by those to keep trying with Positive Mental Attitude. (‘’ We are poor-not because of God. We are poor because father has never developed a desire to become rich. No one in our family has ever developed a desire to be anything else.’’ – Success Through Positive Attitude). Keep your mind positive, because your mind is your invisible talisman. Positive attitude is the right attitude for each specific occasion. Have you the courage to aim high and strive daily to keep your goal before you?
Act is the flower of thought, and joy and suffering are its fruits. Thought in the mind has made us. What we are by thought was wrought and built. Man, in harmony with his thoughts, forges the weapons by which he destroys himself. You are always the master, even in your weakest and most abandoned state.
Fourth, you need to have faith, to develop faith. Faith is a state of mind which you may develop at will. It can be induced by auto-suggestion. Faith is the starting point of all accumulation of riches. Faith is the basis of all the miracles, all mysteries which cannot be analyzed by the rules of sciences. Faith removes limitations in your mind. You have absolute control over your mind. You must concentrate on your goal. Through concentration you work out your ideals in physical life. Your future depends upon the ideals you are forming now. If you want a bright future you must begin to prepare for it today. Ideals are reflected to us from the unseen spirit.
Thought, in thinking substance, produces shapes. You are a thinking centre, capable of original thought. You can form things in your thought. In concentrate mental control, there is latent power more potent than physical force. The person becomes aware that the attitude of the mind has a power of controlling, directing and governing other forces. He has been placed in an attitude capable of acquiring that which he desires.
Fifth, you need to visualize, forming a mental image of what you wish to accomplish. This image becomes a thought-seed that attracts thoughts of a similar nature. Around this thought, when it is once planted in the imagination or creative region of the mind, you group or build associated thoughts which continue to grow as long as your desire is keen enough to compel close concentration.
Form the habit of thinking of something you wish to accomplish for five minutes each day. Shut every other thought out of consciousness. Be confident that you will succeed. Make up your mind that all obstacles that are in your way will be overcome and you can rise above any environment. You do this by utilizing the natural laws of the thought world which are all powerful.
Sixth, take inspired action. This is the key- inspired action and not just any action. Inspired action comes from that gut instinct or sudden flash of an idea. It comes when you are clear about what you desire and are concentrated on this. All the answers are somewhere inside you. You have your Inner Silent Partner. Start listening to yourself and you will start to tap into your Inner Silent Partner and all the wisdom you have.
Seventh, let it go. When you plant a seed, you water it and make sure it gets sunlight and then you trust the Universe and the work you did and you assume it will grow. You don’t dig it up every day to see if it’s growing. It’s the same with this… Let go of how it will happen and KNOW that what you want is already on its way to you.
‘’Life is a checker board and the player opposite you is TIME. Your partner who will not tolerate indecision.’’ – Napoleon Hill.
Remember, you are the master of your fate, the captain of your soul.