Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Sharon Valentine Houston, Texas, United States

Posted: 2016-06-21

Chapter 2 – Desire

Napoleon Hill tells us that we need to “be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a BURNING DESIRE TO WIN.”  He gives us many examples of successful people who had that state of mind and were very successful in life and in business.  They focused and went after what they wanted.

Mr. Hill gives us a formula to acquire riches, yet the same formula can be used to acquire anything in life that we want.  By giving us examples of successful people, he states that having the burning desire to win is essential even before we complete the first step in the formula.  How do we ignite a burning desire?

The past few weeks have been a busy time for me - end of school activities and a busy job schedule of working long hours and even into the weekend. I was overwhelmed. Even reading my why's and goals daily didn't help motivate myself to work my business. I found it hard to get on calls. My burning desire was fading into embers.

Then last night I went to a Tom "Big Al" Schreiter seminar where he talked about developing leaders by working on attitude, motivation and skills. The room was filled with like minded people building their businesses and I left the hotel renewed with a good attitude and a stronger motivation. 

So how do you ignite a burning desire?  Work more intensely your self talk and add more feeling into it. And surround yourself with people willing to work on building their dreams. The energy in the room will grow and fuel everyone there. 

Sharon Valentine