Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, United States

Posted: 2019-08-29

Chapter 2- Desire- The starting point
of all achievement

Desire is a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen. As a verb, it carries a sense of longing, yearning, carving, or thirsting.

In “Think and Grow Rich” Desire is the first on the list of positive emotions. Thoughts are things and it is the desire that moves those thoughts to the next plateau. Desire is the pleasure of an assumed future where good things happen. It is the emotion of desire that ignites an anticipated experience of joy, optimism, and our natural bias toward bringing happiness into our situation.

I admire Edwin Barnes in converting his thoughts of being in business with Thomas Edison by stirring those thoughts with a Burning Desire. His desire took him the rail station to get on that freight train, to walk into Edison office stating, “I here to be in business with you.” It was that burning desire that kept him there doing what it took to convert those thoughts into reality.

“Barnes’ desire was not a hope! It was not a wish. It was a keen, Pulsating Desire, which transcended everything else. It was definite.” Napoleon Hill

What would happen if we came to our Network Marketing business with this kind of DESIRE? How would our businesses change if we came with an “All-in” attitude as Barnes did? There would no questions of “What I will do,” but “I will be in business with (name your business)” No questions of “How will I start?” but “Just get on the train and go.” No, “What will I do when I get there?” but “I will do whatever it takes.” Here is the magic for networking marketing to find a system and go for it.

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” Confucius

Hills gives us a simple system for translating the thoughts into their physical equivalents and when followed it will work every time.  When we follow these six steps by which desire is transmuted to a realization, our resolve to reach harder for desires will be stirred The steps are:

  1. Fix in your mind the exact amount of money or thing you desire.

  2. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return.

  3. Establish a definite date to have your desire.

  4. Create a definite plan of action and begin.

  5. Write it down and be specific.

  6. Read aloud daily and do it multiple time every day. Plant that seed of Desire deep into your subconscious mind.

Fan the flame, stoke the fire, bring on the burning desire which leads to action and change will come.

Thanks to Linda and Michael Dlouhy, Bob Shoaf, Ken Klemm and everyone with participates in this mastermind, Mentoring for Free. Each of you helping me in the fanning, stoking of my burning desire. I am successful as a person, mentor, leader because of your encouragement and support. I give a special thanks to everyone who downloads “Success in 10 Steps” and has joined me on the journey.

Nathan Grimes