How bad do you want it? Blog article written by Ted Prodromou.

This month we're reading Napoleon Hill's classic Think and Grow Rich in the Mastermind Book Club. 

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I read this book every January and reference it numerous times throughout the year. 

Some of the wording is dated but the 14 principles remain timeless. 

If you're not familiar with Think and Grow Rich, I highly recommend grabbing a copy because it's one of those life-changing books. 

The first principle is Desire: The starting point of all achievement. 

How bad do you really want it? 

The foundation of getting what we want in life is the state of mind called "a burning desire to win." 

This is different than wishing. 

Everybody wishes they had more money, were in better shape, and had better relationships. 

Successful people have a burning desire to do it, which is clear from the results they achieve. 

Their desire to succeed is so strong it can keep them up at night.  

Hill's six-step method for turning your burning desire to succeed into becoming rich looks as follows: 

  1. Be clear about the amount you want. Make it a number. 

  2. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for that amount. 

  3. Establish the date you intend to have earned the amount you chose in step 1. 

  4. Create your plan to make it happen, and put it into motion now, even if you feel like you are not ready. 

  5. Write out a clear, concise statement of the things from steps 1 through 4. 

  6. Read your statement aloud twice per day - when you wake up, and when you go to bed. As you read the statement, see, feel and believe that you already have the money. 

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