This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from an individual who wishes to remain anonymous.
Hi David. I'm having a difficult time setting a money goal and then sticking to it. It doesn't seem to be enough to set the financial goal; yet, I really NEED the money that I'm asking for. How do I continually stay focused on that goal?
To answer your question, I'm going to refer to Chapter 2 in Napoleon Hill's book, Think and Grow Rich.
You see, wishing for money will not bring it.
According to Hill, 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.
If you look at the above paragraph, you can see there are many things at play in hitting your financial goal.
First, you must desire it. You must be emotionally attached to it. Some of you may have even heard me call your goal a magnificent obsession. Get crystal clear on your goal. If it's an amount you've picked out of thin air because it “would be nice”, you cannot be emotionally attached to it. Your goal should mean something to you.
Second, you must take action on a plan to bring forth the money. No matter how much you desire to hit your goal, the heavens will not open and drop money in your lap.
Third, you must be persistent, and you must be persistent in a way that you REFUSE to accept failure as an option. I call this “burning the ships”. For some of you this may mean giving up a weekend to make sales calls or doing something you've been resisting for quite some time. It's about doing whatever it takes regardless of the fear that you are confronted with.
And fourth, along with being persistent, you must see, feel and believe yourself already having the money you need to hit your financial goal. Your desire must be so strong, that you convince yourself that you already have it.
And in truth, if you desire it, it is in fact already here for you.
To help you stay focused, I recommend that you read and reread Chapter 2 in Think and Grow Rich, and pay special attention to the practical steps he gives for turning your desires into its financial equivalent.
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