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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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
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.)

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