It irks my imagination that in a world blessed with streams of wealth; many are still living below poverty line. 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.
Before you desire anything, you have to dream. Dreaming on course is the first step to acquiring riches. Our dreams should first and foremost be realistic. We should dream great dreams because if you want to be a hero, think heroic thoughts.
Dreaming alone will not fetch us the needed riches. Rather it will propel our longing for it. As such, a burning desire should be the next step. Great men like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, William Jefferson Clinton, Bill Gates, etc had a burning desire to reach the zenith of their ambition. For instance, when Bill Clinton shook hands with president John Fitzerald Kennedy in 1962, he had the burning desire to become a president. He immediately saw Kennedy as a role model and had the ambition. It should be noted that he (Clinton) did not wish to be a president but desired to be one. History has it that Mr. Clinton was one of the greatest presidents of the United States of A.
Had it been Mr. Clinton had only desired, his dreams would have been short-lived. Rather he had faith in his ambition. He believed completely in his ability to get what he dreamed and desired. This faith is a necessity in times of hurdles and set-backs. “Quitters are never winners. And winners never quit”. The surest route to this is never take no for an answer. Keep on keeping on. I once bought a dictionary for myself and blotted out the word “impossible” to me there is nothing like impossible. If I am confronted with a great task, I ask myself how can this be done? Rather than saying it can never be done. One is a question and the other is a statement. One propels your brain into action while the other disrupts your thought flow. We should believe in our ability between the wealthiest and the average is their believe patterns.
The last but not the least of these principles is determined actions. Our desire to be wealthy or powerful cannot be complete without a determined action. We should have a sense of focus and work towards our goals. Our actions must be enthusiastic. We must act with passion and determination towards our worthy goal. Note that if we follow these principles accordingly, the sky will be our starting point.
This article can be summed up with this dictum that “whatever we vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass”.
Desire a life that will keep you wealthier, happier and stronger.