Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is one book you absolutely must read if you are serious about the business of getting rich. The following statement best summarises the premise of the book and the secret to attaining anything you desire: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve”. This article demonstrates 6 simple ways to turn you desires into gold.

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Not a hope, not a wish but a pulsating desire. Oscar Wilde famously said “we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars”. Similarly you may be down and out financially right now but your thoughts could be those of a king.

The accumulation of wealth has nothing to do with chance, good fortune and luck.
Wishing will not bring riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches. The following 6 steps to turn your desires into gold and outlined in Napoleon Hills book ‘Think and Grow Rich’, have worked for countless others.

Step 1 - Pick a Number

Fix your mind on the exact amount of money you desire. Don’t be fuzzy about it. Rather than say you want to have lots of money someday, be more definite. Instead try saying something like ‘I want savings of 100,000 dollars in my bank account’.

Step 2 - Give in Return

Decide what you are going to give in return for achieving your desire. There is no such thing as a free lunch. Giving in return for riches gained is like doing a deal with the universe. It works kinda like the principle of fair exchange in business. You get something; you give something of at least equivalent value in return.

Step 3 – Decide on a Date

Pick a specific date in your calendar by which you intend to posses the wealth and money your desire. Setting a date focuses the mind and is a great motivator. Time bound goals are measureable and therefore more achievable.

Step 4 – Create a Plan

Develop a definite plan to achieve your desire and begin it at once, putting it into action immediately, no matter whether you think you are ready or not. It’s important not to delay the taking of action. Act immediately even if the plan isn’t perfected.

Step 5 – Make a Statement

Draft a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire, the date by which you will achieve it, what you intend to give in return and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate this wealth. This statement becomes your affirmation of intent.

Step 6 – Read Aloud Twice Daily

Read you written statement aloud, twice daily, once before going to bed and once in the morning. As you read – see and feel and believe yourself to already be in possession of this money and wealth. Doing this exercise evokes the powers of autosuggestion which allows you to communicate the object of your desire to you unconscious mind. The unconscious mind in turn influence the conscious mind, its daily thoughts and actions.

It is important that you follow the sequence of steps described in this article and especially make sure you carry out point # 6 as this will ensure your money attainment and wealth creation programme seeps into your unconscious mind and you will become an unstoppable force just like a heat-seeking missile. It is irrelevant whether you are stone broke or have just a small amount of money in your bank account. If you truly desire money and wealth you will have no difficulty in convincing yourself you will acquire it. In fact, no convincing is required. Your desire combined with these 6 steps will ensure your success.

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All who have accumulated great wealth or attained great success first did a certain amount of dreaming, desiring and planning before they got what they wanted. Follow these 6 steps and turn your desires into gold. Read this article again and complete the six steps. In addition, why not Sign up NOW for more Think and Grow Rich secrets at for FREE and get access to a wealth of resources to help you lead a more meaningful and successful life.