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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Money Consciousness

THE MAGIC OF MONEY CONSCIOUSNESS

Riches when used in its broadest sense would mean financial, spiritual, mental and material estates.

Suggestion: When riches begin to come they come so quickly, in such great abundance, that one wonders where they have been hiding all those lean years.

When you begin to think and grow rich, you will observe that riches begin with a state of mind, with definiteness of purpose…. You, and every other person, ought to be interested in knowing how to acquire that state of mind which will attract riches. Before we can accumulate riches in great abundance we must magnetize our minds with intense desire for money which will drive us to create definite plans for acquiring it. 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.

If you truly desire money so keenly that your desire is obsession, you will have no difficulty in convincing yourself that you will acquire it. The object is to want money and to become so determined to have it that you convince yourself you will have it.

You may as well know that you can never have riches in great quantities unless you can work yourself into a white heat of desire for money, and actually believe you will have it.

Riches begin in the form of thought!

Most of the professors have but little money. They specialize on the organization or the use of knowledge.

Knowledge will not attract money, unless it is organized and intelligently directed, through practical plans of action, to the definite end of accumulation of money. Knowledge paves the road to riches – when you know which road to take.

Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes. Ideas are products of the imagination. Ideas can be transmuted into cash through the power of:

Definite purpose
plus
Definite plans.

Riches, when they come in huge quantities, are never the result of hard work alone! Riches come, if they come at all, in response to definite demands based upon the application of definite principles, and not by chance or luck.

Many a fortune waits to be made with a simple idea. See how you may win thousands or millions even without an original plan – by coming up with a new combination.

The most intelligent man living cannot succeed in accumulating money – nor in any other undertaking – without plans which are practical and workable. Just keep this fact in mind, remember, when your plans fail, that temporary defeat is not permanent failure. It may only mean that your plans have not been sound. Build other plans. Start all over again.

It is one thing to want money- everyone wants more- but it is entirely different to be worth more! Your financial requirements or wants have nothing whatever with your worth. Your value is established entirely by your ability to render useful service or your capacity to induce others to render such service.

Money without brains is always dangerous. Properly used, it is the most important essential of civilization.

There is but one dependable method of accumulating and legally holding riches, and that is by rendering useful service.

A made-up mind attunes itself to tremendous extra power- a great desire for wealth brings wealth.

Poverty consciousness will voluntarily seize the mind which is not occupied with the money consciousness. A poverty consciousness develops without conscious application of habits favorable to it. The money consciousness must be created to order unless one is born with such consciousness.

Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.

Money is shy and elusive. It must be wooed and won by methods not unlike those used by a determined lover in pursuit of the girl of his choice. And, coincidental as it is, the power used in “wooing” of money is not greatly from that used in wooing a maiden. That power, when successfully used in the pursuit of money, must be mixed with desire. It must be mixed with faith. It must be mixed with persistence. It must be applied through a plan, and that plan must be set into action.

There exists a great unseen stream of power, which may be compared to a river, except that one side flows in one direction, carrying all who get into that side of the stream, onward and upward to wealth and the other side flows in the opposite direction, carrying all who are unfortunate enough to get into it downward to misery and poverty.

Every man who has accumulated a fortune has recognized the existence of this stream of life. It consists of one’s thinking process. The positive emotions of thought form the side of the stream which carries one to fortune. The negative emotions form the side which carries one down to poverty.

This carries a thought of stupendous importance to the person whose object is accumulating a fortune: If you are in the side of the stream of power which leads to poverty, this may serve as an ore by which you may propel yourself over into the other side of the stream. It can serve you only through application and use.

Poverty and riches often change places. When riches take the place of poverty, the change is usually brought about through well-conceived and carefully executed plans. Poverty needs no plan. It needs no one to aid it, because it is bold and ruthless. Riches are shy and timid. They have to be “attracted.”

Economic advantages may be created by any person who surrounds himself with the advice, counsel, and personal cooperation of a group of men who are willing to lend him wholehearted aid in a spirit of perfect harmony.

It is necessary to plan and to organize in order to get rich.

If you want riches, you must refuse to accept any circumstance that leads toward poverty.

If you demand riches, determine what form, and how much will be required to satisfy you. You know the road that leads to riches. You have been given a road map which, if followed, will keep you on that road. If you neglect to make the start or stop before you arrive, no one will be blamed but you. The responsibility if you now fail or refuse to demand riches of life, because the acceptance calls for but one thing- incidentally- the only thing you can control- and that is a state of mind.

A state of mind is something that one assumes. It cannot be purchased, it must be created.

All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in a n idea!

With one sound idea you achieve success!

Again, ideas can be transmuted into cash through the power of:

Definite purpose plus definite plans.

The first creation must be thought. Everything which man creates begins in the form of a thought impulse. Man can create nothing which he does not first conceive in thought. Through the aid of the imagination thought impulses may be assembled into plans. The imagination, when under control, may be used for the creation of plans or purposes that lead to success in one’s chosen occupation.

Thought, backed by a strong desire, has a tendency to transmute itself into its physical equivalent.

The Master key is intangible, but it is powerful! It is the privilege of creating, in your own, a burning desire for a definite form of riches.

Money is good. It allows you to get the things you want and need. It’s good but money by itself won’t make you happy. All that money can do is give opportunities to explore what will make you happy. And while you’re searching, you’ll be a lot happier with money than without it, don’t you agree? (Tom Hopkins, How to Master the Art of Selling.)

There are other ways of measuring successful achievement. But a certain amount of financial success is also necessary for complete happiness. Russel Conwel said, “Love is the grandest thing on God’s earth, but fortunate is the lover who has plenty of money!”

Success is not the result of making money; making money is the result of success. So strive for success as your specific goal rather than money in your financial endeavors. Then money will follow as a simple matter of course.

Money is power and so you ought to be desirous of having so much of it as you can earn honestly. You can do more good with money than you can without it. One of the best ways to become rich is to enrich others.

If money is your goal, as it is with so many of us, I can assure you that your success will always be measured by the service that you give to others. Money is merely a means of measuring this service.

There are no exceptions to this law. If you want more money, then you must give more service to your customer or your client. That is the price you must pay to get what you want.

Magic formula that leads to financial success: FIND A NEED & FILL IT.

The key to this is to first use your thinking mind to find out what people need. Once you’ve found that need, then turn everything over to your subconscious mind to get the answer of how best you can fill that need for them.

(Some data were taken from the 'Think and Grow Rich' by Napoleon Hill and some data from other sources.)

Goal-Setting

SET GOALS TO ATTAIN YOUR SUCCESS

Goals are your golden keys to success!

“Effective goal-setting is the most necessary skill of all.”

“You have to take life as it happens, but you should try to make it happen the way you wish to take it. In essence, you must know what you want to happen; you must have goals.

Every moment that you’re playing the great game of living to the fullest, you’re charging toward an understanding of your best potential, of what your finest destiny is.[Allowing ourselves to bury our lives in apathy is the greatest crime – and we commit it by not committing to goals that are real to us.”

“Goal-setting” according to Rene’e Harmon, “needs planning and planting.” Effective planning covers different time spans.

Set your over-all main goal, then break this goal into smaller segments or subgoals. You may break them down into medium-range subgoals and short-range subgoals.

Consider yourself a corporation; plan years, months, and weeks ahead, the same way corporations do, tack them down on the wall next to your mirror, and make them a steady reminder of your progress toward success.”

“There is simply great power in setting goals for ourselves,” someone wrote. “When we set a concrete objective and determine a definite road map for getting there, it can be transformational.”

Ari Kiev, the author of “A Strategy For Living,” mentioned that goals as very powerful motivators and that identifying and pursuing personal goals is an effective strategy for daily living.

“Simply setting priorities is the key that opens the door to effective use of time,” according to Dr. Robert Anthony, author of the Ultimate Secrets of Total Self Confidence.

“Get into the habit of writing down each night, before retiring, the six most important things you want to do the next day. After you list these, put them in their order of priority. As you get those things done, you will be filled with a great sense of accomplishment. Each project you complete will make the next seem easier. And success will follow success.”

In goal setting, you consider the time element. Some goals need a shorter period of fulfillment while some require a longer period of planning, revising, modifying, or even eliminating it, so it will be replaced by something practical or realistic, noble or more worthwhile.

Share you goals, your dreams to people who will support or put you in high regard, not to anybody who will be threatened by your success.

Although goal-setting needs a comprehensive approach, yet, you should always remember to have focus on what’s important to you. There’s a need to prioritize! Just don’t forget your main goal which, once realized, could open your life to more horizons.

You must think that it can be done. Believe that it’s possible! Einstein said that “imagination is more important than knowledge.”

Think of the possibility.

Think positive.

Setting daily goals is the more tiresome thing to do. This is may be the consequence of the goal approach. What I do is to think of my goals for the day during my meditation – prayer time in the morning and in the evening. Think God, then, think of your goals for the day.

“Don’t be afraid to get tough with yourself, it may be your last chance.”

“Man could accomplish any goal if he is willing to pay the price.”

A very practical advice:

“It seems an irrevocable part of human nature,” according to Dennis Waitley, author of ‘The Double Win’, “that we work harder toward our goals as our deadlines approach. A goal is not a goal unless it has a deadline.”

“And here is another little tip,” said the author, “often it’s not enough to put deadlines on your goals. You need to put deadlines on your deadlines. Plan out your progress and place time limits on the stages within your goal attainment. For example, “I’ll write my book by May 1” is not enough. It should be that “Section 1, comprised of the first two chapters will be finished by January 15. I’ll allot one week to rewriting and proofing; then begin Section 2, which should be completed by March 25…And so on and so on as you shoot for the final goal of manuscript complete by May 1.”

Here’s the trill of it: “if you want to get out of the rut of boredom and complacency, then you must make your goal exciting and worthwhile. One of the best ways to do this is to visualize all the benefits you’re going to gain when you realize your goal.”

“Put all your eggs in one basket”, said Andrew Carnegie, “then watch that basket.” Concentrate only on one purpose at a time and you can become highly successful.

Like what Chris Prentiss declared that “once you have emerged the concept of this Philosophy into your mind, YOUR ROAD TO SUCCESS WILL ACTUALLY BE YOUR ROAD OF SUCCESS.

Having all the knowledge that you will reach your goal means you are already a success.

All who come in contact with you experience the successful person you are. Goals are then achieved quickly and advances come rapidly.

When a seeming setback comes, you will look at it as one of the necessary occurrences on the way to your successful goal, part of the success rather than the unfortunate mishap it appears to be.

When you fully realize that your goal is attained once you have committed yourself to achieving it, then what becomes most important is the path to your goal – that’s where life unfolds in its moment-by-moment wonderment.”

Define Your Success

What is Success?

What is it to you???

Webster defined success as
“the satisfaction of a goal thought for.”

“Success should give you the gift of satisfaction
and that certain zest for life that makes you look forward to each new day because there are so many things for you to enjoy, to do and to experience. Your adrenaline has to run. The pivot point is finding out what will motivate your own unique personality. Getting touch with your true self must be your first priority!”

My favorite definition is that of Pat Robertson
who said that success is “a progressive achievement of worthwhile goals. The secret is in progression: That with every level of achievement, you find that another horizon opens for you.”

Brian Adams wrote in his book How to Succeed:
“Each job or experience is a necessary ‘lesson in life’ from which knowledge is gained to be used in the successful completion of further aims.”

The third definition is that of Renee Harmon
who said that Success is “a painstaking process of building little success upon little success”. You consider the element of time.

“Timing is everything,” according to Dennis Waitley.
You take life little by little.

“Success is continual, John Maxwell said.
“It’s not an event but a journey, an ongoing process. Success is the positive result of steady forward movement.”

If you want to succeed, act in the direction towards success. This is the journey – the longer you work in the right direction, the closer you are to success.

First things first.. define your success.

Know your own concept of what it means to you. What is your picture of a successful life? The moment you establish your personal standard of success, that will be the journey you will take.

All in all, the whole of the matter is this:
'Success means different things to different people.'

And in memory of my loving mother,
may I dedicate this portion to her.

What success should mean to you?

Brian Adams wrote: “To one individual
it is the attainment of a vibrant personality,to another,
the establishment of a fine home and happy family life,
to someone else, the acquisition of vast wealth and power.

What signifies success to one individual
may not mean a thing to another. "If a person is
working toward a specific worthy goal that he has
picked for himself, he is a success.

A success is a person who is a carpenter, mechanic, musician,salesman, and teacher because that's the profession or occupation he really wanted
to be in and he chose for himself. A success is also the housewife and mother who wanted to be a housewife and mother and who's doing an outstanding job."

My mother is the person who chose to be
a loving mother, and, for us she has done
an outstanding job.

My memory of "Nanay" was that
by choosing to be a good mother,
she became a SUCCESS!

Being a good mother is her
lingering memories worth preserving....