CHAPTER 2 DESIRE: THE STARTING POINT OF ALL ACHIEVEMENT
"The First Step Toward Riches"
"Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing
to burn his ships and cut all sources of retreat. Only by so
doing can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known
as a BURNING DESIRE TO WIN, essential to success." -- Napoleon Hill
Society, in general, has reduced DESIRE into mere wishing.
"I wish we had a new house." "I wish we could go on a real
vacation." "I wish we could pay our bills."
Hill stated, "...Wishing will not bring riches. But desiring
riches with 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.
Hill wants us to see and feel and believe that we already have
the thing we desire. We can feel it, taste it, smell it. He said we
need to work ourselves into a "white heat of DESIRE" for that which
we long to have.