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Chapter 2 Desire- The Starting Point of All Achievement
The First Step toward Riches
Edwin C. “Barnes won his goal, because he wanted to be a business associate of Mr. Edison, more than he wanted anything else. He created a plan by which to attain that purpose. But he BURNED ALL BRIDGES BEHIND HIM. He stood by his DESIRE until it became the dominating obsession of his life—and—finally, a fact.”
This made me wonder, have I burned ALL my bridges on the road to my desired results in my Network Marketing Company? I started and got rid of many notebooks from other companies I’d been in, but I have resolved to search deeper into my cabinets and let go of much more.
Then the task of building my desire arose. Is this the dominating obsession of my life? Do my other daily needed tasks make me squeeze my time until I have very little left for this desire to be successful in my business?
I needed a way to keep this foremost in my mind and ran across comments from various people. This one from Talha Ahmed, Editor at Daily Times on March 4, 2019 made a lot of sense to me and I’m beginning to use it to strengthen my desire and narrow my focus to my MAIN desire. He suggests:
“To have a strong desire for anything (money, health, self-esteem), two things must be focused on and these two factors must become part your memory (habitual thinking):
Risk (of not having it)
Reward (benefits of having it)
Risks and Benefits are what make a person create a strong desire for anything.
These two principals are the foundation for a strong desire. Without them on your mind, no teachings, training, self-help, and no guru can help you.
How to practice it?
Keep a journal
List the risks of not having it, ponder over them, feel the risks
List the rewards/benefits: Dwell on the benefits and explain why they are necessary and how much you want them.
Keep repeating it until the risks and reward for your goal become part of your memory….(i.e. Self-Talk)
As this new information (risks and rewards) filters down your memory each day, you will automatically begin to move toward your goal/wish.”