The Psychology Of Success by Kevin Quigley.
Everybody has a dream. A fantasy, if you like. Usually it takes form of something we would like to have, or something we would like to happen to us. How we respond to this dream will decide whether we are successful, or whether we remain as we are.
We could continue to dream and say 'If only...', knowing that we will never see our dream come true. In this case our dream becomes a SUBSTITUTE for action. Or we can act on our dream and try to make it happen. In this case our dream becomes a MODEL for our action.
I think we all have a dream. Be a millionaire, own a nice home in country, own a Rolls Royce, whatever... That dream will only remain a dream for as long as we let it. In most cases this is forever.
Many people think that a dream is just a pleasant fantasy. Well, it can be. But most important aspect of a dream is that it is a signal for action. The most incredible succ*ess stories all began with a dream. A dream is a goal for us to achieve a purpose in life - a destination.
That last point is very important. A goal is essential if you are to achieve great wealth. And it is important that you focus on a specific goal in your dream. It is no good saying that you want to be rich. This is not specific enough. That would be like going to a bank and asking for plenty of money!
To set an effective goal it must be a specific one. Your ultimate goal will be reached via many smaller, short-term 'goals'. Remember, a goal is a destination, and you can't get there if you don't know where you're going.
The Power Of Desire
Once you know what you want, you must then imagine what life would be like when you have it. If you want to be a millionaire, think of how you would spend your free time, and luxuries you would enjoy. This brings into play power of desire. This is an enormously strong emotion. When we desire, we tend to make more positive attempts to obtain object of our craving.
Buy a small note book and write about a typical day (or day off!) when you are we*althy. Imagine what you would be able to do with increased spending power. Write down everything that you would like to do, given chance. Be as explicit as you like, and write it as vividly as you can.
When you have finished, read it back to yourself. What does it do to you? Can you feel yourself aching to be able to live life that way? Does it make you really jealous of those who are enjoying that sort of life? If it does, then well done. You have just created desire. If you have done it well enough, you should want that life so much that it hurts!