Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
One of the greatest books on success is Napoleon Hill’s masterpiece ‘Think and Grow Rich’.
It’s all about the abilities we possess and how we can unleash them, about the power of repetition of thoughts and a focused mind, and that whoever you are, wherever you come from, you can achieve anything as long as you have a strong desire and a definite plan and combine that with persistence.
Hill studied the lives of some of the greatest, smartest and richest people from history over the course of 20 years to be able to describe the exact process in which our mind changes our reality and how combining intention and action is one of the strongest powers on this planet.
Behind all that, however, lies desire – the next step to getting closer to success.
The definite desire Napoleon Hill is talking about goes beyond what we understand before we’ve clearly identified our deepest wishes.
A simple law of life is that you only get the things you want bad enough. Why? Because that’s when you’re willing to give it time, to dedicate all your energy. That’s when your mind doesn’t get distracted but stays true to this one vision of achieving a goal.
Such a desire will make you get up early in the morning and work on getting closer to that objective. It will be stronger than hopelessness and fear of failure. It will give you the confidence to take action when succeeding seems impossible. And such continuous effort always pays off.
A man with a burning desire may often look like obsessed in the eyes of others. But the only way to work together with the universe is to have your goal in mind at any moment of the day, to put it before anything else, to find your way back to it in dark times, and to see it as it’s already achieved.
If you think you can do something, you’ll gain the powers and knowledge to actually get it.
To desire something intensely, is to enter a different mental state in which you’ll think, speak and act differently. Together with a positive image, a clear vision, laser focus on the end result and belief in all that is happening, you can turn your life around.
The most successful and prosperous people of today didn’t get to where they are by simply wishing for it, daydreaming about it or jumping from one goal to another.
Instead, they cultivated a burning desire, created a detailed plan on what actions to take to get closer to the goal, stayed true to the vision regardless of any distractions or interruptions in daily life, had faith in the law of attraction and were consciously working on attracting anything with the same vibrations that could get them a step closer.
Know that you won’t make it without such a definite desire.
Then, you’ll be an average person, one of the many who are asking for tens of things every day, without ever wondering if they’ll really enjoy it once they get it. When you don’t have such a desire, you simply don’t want anything bad enough for the universe to make any effort and give it to you. What’s more, you don’t deserve it.
But those having such an intense feeling, such a burning crave, rely on the power of thought and action.
They don’t wait for things to happen, they do something about them every single day, while feeding their mind with more positivity, belief and self-assurance.
How to Cultivate a Strong Desire?
You may need to put in some effort to make your vision alive, to strengthen your desire for it, to attract it sooner and to make the law of attraction more effective.
Here are some ways to do that:
1. Add emotions when visualizing.
You can make your desire more powerful by evoking emotions.
It’s alright if you fake it till you make it, that approach works too. The point is to be able to truly experience what it will feel like to have this goal achieved while you are imagining it in your head.
Smile, use body language, notice the sounds and smells around you and feel them. You may be lying in your bed while doing that, but your mind will be conceiving this, will be accepting it as your new reality, will be slowly starting to raise your energy and getting you closer to the vision.
2. Be positive about it.
Get excited about what’s to come, smile about it, enjoy your days in the present moment knowing you’re getting closer and closer to the ideal lifestyle, make the most of success affirmations and even use tools to record them and play them while you’re sleeping so that they can reach the deepest layers of your subconscious mind and make you truly believe that even your wildest dreams are possible.
3. Everything else in your life should resonate with that desire.
Start using more powerful words, as if you already have it, or like you’re absolutely sure that failure is not an option and you will get what you want. Your vocabulary affects to what extent you have faith in the law of attraction and how fast you’ll demonstrate your burning desire to the outer world too.
In your free time, study the power of mind, follow people who’ve already mastered using the law and read about their experience online, connect with like-minded souls instead of communicating with those who don’t support you or are too negative about anything in life.
All this will help you cultivate a strong, definite desire.
4. Get to the core of your ‘why’.
Knowing exactly why you want your wish to come true and how this will change your life for the better is crucial for succeeding in manifesting it.
So sit down and think about this. Ask ‘why’ as many times as you need, until you figure out the purpose of all this, the true meaning behind it, the deeper reasons for your desire. Do it until you get so emotional because of how important to you your ‘why’ is that you feel like crying.
That’s when you’ll be on the right track.
Once you know why you want what you want, nothing and no one else will be able to talk you out of it.
What about you? Do you have such a definite desire? If not, what can you do today to cultivate one?
78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps