Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Tony Harnett Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Posted: 2016-03-09

Chapter 2 - Desire


Hill States . . .

“Every human being who reaches the age of understanding of the purpose of money, wishes for it.”

“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 method by which DESIRE for riches can be transmuted into its financial equivalent, consists of six definite, practical steps, viz:”

1st – “Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire.”

This amount will differ for everyone . . . for me it was as simple as taking inflation into consideration and then guesstimating how much I’d need to live comfortably upon retirement. I’ve seen too many loved ones struggle to survive after giving 40 years of their life to an employer . . . riches for me is to ensure I don’t find myself in that situation

2nd – “Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire.”

This is a no-brainer … I’m already giving it! I’m giving my time, my knowledge, and sharing the knowledge of all the other Brilliant People here at Mentoring for Free … and will continue to do so for the rest of my days.

3rd – “Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.”

This is ever evolving … we must determine how much we intend to possess by the end of this month, by the end of this year, by the end of this decade, etc …

4th – “Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire.”

I didn’t have to look very far to find this plan once I found Mentoring for Free . . . I didn’t even have to create it on my own . . . it’s called ‘The MFF Recipe’

5th – “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.”

More or Less … Steps 1 through 4 above.

6th – “Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just 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.”

I remember listening to an audio a long time ago . . . it was a network marketer who just couldn’t believe that the cheques kept coming so he went to the bank and cashed several of them. He brought the cash back home, threw it on his bed and rolled around in it with his wife, drinking champagne and throwing it in the air until it really started to sink in that they’d finally made it!

When I need to See and Feel and Believe myself to already be in possession of the money . . . I simply put myself in that word picture . . . and then read my written statement aloud!

Hill also states: “It is important that you follow the instructions described in these six steps. It is especially important that you observe, and follow the instructions in the sixth paragraph. You may complain that it is impossible for you to “see yourself in possession of money” before you actually have it. Here is where a BURNING DESIRE will come to your aid. 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.”

If you’re having trouble creating that ‘Burning Desire’ go back to Chapter 2 of ‘Success in 10 Steps’

If you create a strong enough ‘Why’ . . . your ‘Burning Desire’ Will Never Die !!!

With Appreciation, Tony Harnett