These 10 Commandments are based on Napoleon Hill’s books.
1 – Think Big! Think Positive!
All you need is one sound idea. Truly, “thoughts are things”, and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire for their translation into riches, or other material objects. “More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has ever been taken from the earth”. “Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought”. All riches began with thought.
2 – State Your Definite Desire
Think of what you really want most of all. Do not please anybody! It is only yours, only for you. Desire has to be keen, desperate, burning, pulsating and definite. It is not a hope, not a wish! It gives you no possible way of retreat. No any “if” or “would”! You have to win or perish!
3 – Set a Definite Main Goal
Fix in your mind the exact amount of money (or whatever) you desire. It is not sufficient merely to say “I want to be rich, I want a lot of money”. Be definite as to the amount. (There is a psychological reason for that.)
4 – Determine Yourself
Determine precisely what you intend to give (to learn something, to invest your spare time, to improve your skills etc.) in return for the money you desire. There is no such reality as “something for nothing”.
5 – Create a Definite Plan
Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire and create a definite plan of 10 steps minimum for carrying out your desire. Begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.
6 – Write Everything Down
There is something magic in writing of your desires, goals and plans on paper. Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intended to acquire, name the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the 10 step plan through which you intend to accumulate it.
7 – Read Your Writings Twice a Day
Read your statements aloud at least once just before retiring at night, and once after arising in the morning. As you read – see and feel and believe yourself already in possession of the money.
8 – Develop Your Faith
Faith is a state of mind which may be induced by autosuggestion. Repetition of affirmation of orders to your subconscious mind is the only known method of voluntary development of the emotion of faith. “There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge”.
9 – Visualize Your Dream
Set yourself at peace, create a “movie” or bright colourful pictures in your mind and “watch” them as often as you have a minute for relaxation. What would you really do or get if you have a million dollars? Feel it, “touch” it, and enjoy it!
10 – Do Not Be Afraid of Failure
“Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.” Failure is only really temporary defeat…and is usually a blessing in disguise.
It is just a stepping stone on the road to finding what you truly love.