Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Herbert Crumm west palm beach, FL, USA

Posted: 2016-06-21

Herbert Crumm west palm beach, Florida, United States
 Chapter 2 has taught me a lot about the difference between wishing, setting goals,
desires and to never quit.
Every human being who reaches the age of understanding of the purpose of money, wishes for it, wishing will not bring riches. 
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 a definite goal and persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches.
I learned that the method by which desire for riches can be transmuted into its financial equivalent, consists of six definite, practical steps.
It is especially important to observe, and follow the instructions in the sixth paragraph.
First. Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. It is not sufficient just to say “I want plenty of money.” Be definite about the amount.
Second. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire. (There is no such reality as “something for nothing.)
Third. Establish a definite date when you intend to obtain the money you desire.
Fourth. Create a precise plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, even if you are not ready to put this plan into action.
Fifth. Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire, name the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.
Sixth. Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once before retiring at night, and once after arising in the morning. AS YOU READ—SEE AND FEEL AND BELIEVE YOURSELF ALREADY IN POSSESSION OF THE MONEY.
 If you truly DESIRE money so keenly that your desire is an obsession, you will have no difficulty in convincing yourself that you will acquire it. The object is to want money, and to become so determined to have it that you CONVINCE yourself you will have it.