“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” – Mario Andretti
Daily Nugget of Gold 1564
Coloring Our Thought
For our next method, let’s remember what Napoleon Hill said about desire. He claimed that we need to work ourselves “into a white-heat of burning desire” in order to get what we want. Specifically, he was referring to acquiring money- but his process of doing this works for any desirable goal. How did he suggest we do this? First, we need to commit the desire to paper, we need to write down what it is we want and when we intend to acquire it along with a general description of what we intend to give of ourselves in order to obtain it. Hill said to be extremely specific in all regards as to what we wanted and when we wanted to achieve it. He also asked us to sign our name to it.
He then asked us to read our statement first thing as we arise for the day and each night before we retire. In addition to that, he suggested we refer to it often throughout the day. Each time we read it we are to already see ourselves in possession of it in our mind’s eye. We would add to this that we want to color those thoughts with emotion. Just reading the statement daily as Hill suggested isn’t enough (and he said it isn’t enough) We must “work ourselves into a white heat of burning desire” he said. Desire enrobed and saturated with emotion, in other words.
Some of us may write down a goal, and a few of us might even read it as Hill prescribed, but only a tiny minority are going to take the time and expend the effort to clearly see the thing desired in our mind’s eye- to hold the thought of us achieving what it is we want and to do so while mustering up all the emotional energy needed to make it ours. Thus, this is why “the one percent” of us is just about 1% of the population, and never more.
Notice the common element of what Hill said to do with what we suggested last time, that we dwell upon one objective. In our case- a mere thirty days- in Hill’s- until the thing- whatever it is, is acquired. It’s the concentration of thought upon a single desired object or ideal which allows the frontal lobe to turn the thought into the thing. Next up, disciplined thought.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What do I really and truly desire and when do I want it accomplished?”
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