Anyone can apply the principles outlined in Think and Grow Rich to his or her benefit. The simple truth is that while everyone would love to achieve great successes in life, most people are reluctant to make the changes in attitude needed to accomplish them. Following are a few of the steps outlined in Think and Grow Rich which help alter unconstructive attitudes and aid in focusing our efforts on obtaining vital goals. Think and Grow Rich audiobook can be found here.
Have a specific objective in mind and state this clearly. If your objective is to achieve financial independence, determine an exact figure that is needed to reach that goal. Be definite, be clear and be specific. Many people are vague about their personal goals. Having a goal to be “happy” or to be “wealthy” simply isn’t accurate enough. Take the time to work out what these notions consist of, make lists and build a clear picture of what these goals look like in real life.
Decide now what you plan to give or sacrifice in return for reaching your goal. Is it time? Is it effort? How much does the goal mean to you? How long are you willing to work at achieving it? Most people fail because they don’t act, or they aren’t ready to work. Being determined to work on reaching a goal is what separates the successful from the mediocre.
Have a definite date established that you intend to achieve your aim? Again, being vague about achieving your goals serves no purpose, “sometime in the future” is not an acceptable answer. Have faith that you will reach your goal at a set time and make every effort required to do so.
Formulate a plan for achieving your goal. Act on your plan immediately, even if you don’t feel that you are perfectly ready. Remember, working on your objective is what sets you apart from 95% of the people in the world, they dream while you act. What actions do you need to carry out to reach your goals? What steps do you need to take? Again, be clear and precise.
Write it all down, your goal, the time that you plan to reach it, the actions needed to achieve it and what sacrifices you are willing to make to obtain it. Refer to what you have written on a regular basis, remind yourself of the goal, read it out loud to yourself at least three times a week until your goal is reached. This simple step helps to reinforce your faith in what you are doing, don’t overlook or undervalue this action.
These simple steps are some of the most critical processes required to successfully achieve your goals. With time, following these steps helps to adjust your mindset; you will become more confident, more focused, and much more likely to reach further success.
Refer to what you have written on a regular basis, remind yourself of the goal, read it out loud to yourself at least three times a week until your goal is reached.
Next, take another piece of paper, and write down why you want to earn that much money. This will create a burning desire in you so you will burn the bridges behind you so there will be no going back.