There was a distinct difference between Marshall Field and his peers. There was also a distinct difference between Edwin Barnes and his peers. And there was a distinct similarity shared between Field and Barnes. Ultimately that similarity was wealth and success; in the beginning it was pure, simple, desire for it. Hill explains this, and then he takes us further to lay out a concrete plan for developing an unbending on desire.
Mark The Difference
“Pay close attention and mark this difference between Marshall Field and his peers; it is the same difference which distinguishes Edwin C. Barnes from thousands of other young men who worked in the Edison organization. It is the same difference which distinguishes practically all persons who succeed from those who fail.
Every human being who is old enough to understand the purpose of money, wishes he or she had plenty of it. Wishing will not bring wealth. But desiring wealth, in a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire wealth, and backing up those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring wealth.
The Six-Step Plan
The method through which desire for wealth is turned into its financial equivalent, is comprised of six definite, practical steps, including–
- Fix your mind on the exact amount of money you desire. It is not enough to simply say “I want lots of money.” Be definite in regards to the amount. (There is a psychological reason for definiteness which will be described in a subsequent chapter).
- Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire. (There is no such thing as “something for nothing.)
- Set a definite date when you intend to possess the amount of money you desire.
- Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin immediately; whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.
- Put it in writing. Write a clear, concise statement including each of these tenets–the amount of money you intend to acquire, the time limit for its acquisition, what you intend to give in return for the money, and a clear description of the plan you intend to use to accumulate it.
- Read your written statement aloud, twice every day; read it once just before you go to bed at night, and once when you wake up in the morning. As you read—see and feel and believe you already possess the money.
Wishes Vs. Desire
I think by now you are starting to see the difference between the people who just wish for money and the people who really, truly desire to have it. The people who do not find wealth through the Law of Attraction are often those who try to wish their wealth their way. Those are the people who do not get that there is more to it, and that a fleeting wish now and then does not have the substance behind it to attract wealth.
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