Skeptical as humans tend to be, we often need to see the reason behind a belief before we can commit ourselves to the possibility of it. Leaving no stone unturned, Napoleon Hill gives us the reason he believed so strongly in the clues to success that he found.
The Power Of Faith And Desire
The reason Hill believed so strongly in the power of desire backed by faith was that he had seen this power lift people from very low beginnings to places of power and wealth; he saw it stave off what seemed as inevitable death; he saw it serve as the medium used by men to stage comebacks after being defeated in a hundred different ways; and he saw it give his own son a normal, happy, successful life, despite Nature’s having sent him into the world without ears. And every one of us who looks can see the same evidences in the lives of people all around us, both the rich and famous, and the lesser-known, yet highly successful in and around our own towns and cities.
But how can a person harness and use the power of desire? This question has been answered in this chapter and in the subsequent chapters of this book. This message originally went out at the end of the longest and most devastating depression America and the world had ever known, and still, provided the essential elements of wealth creation to all of its readers. Yet the principles detailed in this book are equally as applicable to our lives today; there is no doubt that it will be read by many skeptics who have been quite beaten down by the stresses of modern living in the technology age, but the fact remains that those who can find and plan for the myriad of opportunities around them will also understand the truth behind what Hill has to say–that all achievement, no matter what its nature or purpose, must begin with an intense, burning desire for something definite.
Through some strange and powerful principle of “mental chemistry” which still remains elusive despite all we know about the human brain and its inner workings, Nature wraps up in the impulse of strong desire “that something” which recognizes no such word as impossible, and accepts no such reality as failure.
Accept No Impossibility
Wealth and success are not impossible for you. Of all the impossibilities that have been disproven, that is one that should not even appear on the list—for the simple reason that it is so far from being an impossibility. Wealth and success can be yours, and they will be if you truly desire them to be, and maintain the faith that they can be.
Develop the desire, keep the faith, and enjoy the successful rewards of that ongoing commitment to you!
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