Three truths about your mind: your mind is powerful, you can control your mind and you have a choice in every situation. Although you may not realize that you have a choice at the time.
Desire is a very strong key towards your mind power. You must not only know “what you want”, but you must also “want it bad enough” and be willing to make an effort towards attaining it. The late Jim Rohn put it this way, “When you know what you want, and you want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.” In order to do this, you simply need to create a strong and intense desire towards whatever it is you want to accomplish or attain. The key is, you need to develop a desire so strong it will cause you to use every ounce of your power, energy, and creativity toward the accomplishment of your objective or goal.
Desire is said to be like a goal-striving energy, a sort of built-in magnet which has the means to pull whatever is needed to you. Now this can work two ways for you, both as a “success magnet” or a “failure magnet”. It all depends on how you, the controller, controls it and also the goals you set for it. Very few people know how to create and hold a strong dedicated desire, they satisfy themselves with simply “wishing” or even a mild “wanting”, and fail to put into action a strong, intense and continuing desire. Napoleon Hill in his classic, Think and Grow Rich, discovered this vital secret to success almost 100 years ago. Join me on an 8 week journey through Think and Grow Rich, it kicks off in October.
If you take a look at the progress of any person who has accomplished famous and wonderful things, you will find a strong and continuing desire for success within them all. Most of the time, people who are successful only become successful at what they do after trying many, many times and after never giving up!
ALL GREAT PEOPLE HAVE THE 3 KEYS…
- Know just what they want = (Belief, Enthusiasm)
- Want it hard enough = (Desire)
- Are determined to get it = (Will)
It is these 3 things, which separate the men and women who have a strong sense of purpose, determination and desire, from the rest of us who merely “wish for things.” A strong desire can have a tremendous influence on all of your mental faculties, causing them to put all of their power and energies to work for you. In fact, without desire you would not do much thinking at all, because there would be very little motive to do so. You would also do very few actions, because there would be no reason for you to take action. Desire is the “mover of action” – both mental as well as physical action. The strength of your work, whether it is mental or physical, will be determined by the amount of desire that you have for the goal, object or end result of such work. Join me on an 8 week journey through Think and Grow Rich, and see how to get this burning desire. The journey kicks off in October. You can get more info here.
The more you desire a specific thing, the harder you will work for it and the easier this work will seem to you. You see any task you perform under the influence or incentive of a strong desire will seem much easier – than the very same task performed without desire as an influence, incentive or encouragement. Desire and affection are the two main reasons we are influenced or compelled to “do things.” If our desire or affection was somehow absent or missing, then there would be no action – because there would be no motive, reason or cause for such action or to do anything. It is true that most of the time we act solely because we “want” or “like” to. Without desire or affection we would be unable to make any choices or decisions – this means we wouldn’t perform any actions or very few. Now maybe you can begin to see that desire is the motive-power behind action. Take away this motive-power and there will be no activity or movement. Without this “want” and “want to” there would be no “will to do” and this would lead to “not doing” anything.
Everything we do is prompted by desire in some shape or form. It would be impossible for us to remain without desire, and still act in one way or another – or in any way at all. Desire is the motive-power behind all action; it is the breathing force behind all natural activities, processes and events. We can easily learn how to become masters of our own desire, instead of being mastered by it. One of the four traits of highly successful people is Strong Goal Clarity which once you have that in place your Achievement Drive kicks into high gear. It’s Achievement Drive that is the magic multiplier to get you to success.