George Freelen Livingston, TX, US
Chapter 2 : Desire
Hill points out in this chapter that there is only one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what on wants, and a burning desire to possess it. The problem is how do we possess or how do we obtain that burning desire? Fortunately, Hill gives us a formula in this chapter on how to obtain that burning desire.
First, we must fix in our mind exactly what we want. It is like the little boy who wanted a pony for Christmas. On Christmas morning he goes out to the barn to look for the pony, he opens the door and the barn us full of horse manure, he gets a shovel, starts shoveling out the manure, someone says what are you doing, he says with all this manure, there must be pony in here somewhere.
Second, we must determine what we are willing to do to obtain what we want. We may have shovel a lot of manure.
Third, we must decide that we want to remove the manure now.
Forth, develop a plan and start working on it immediately.
Fifth, know that you will work that plan, improve that plan, change that plan, until you can see clearly a plan that will produce the result you want.
Sixth, as your work your plan you must see and feel yourself already in possession of your desire. As the little boy worked and shoveled the manure he could see and feel himself riding and working with the pony. With that burning desire, it is just a matter of time before he will have that pony.