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Unformatted text preview: the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in
return for the money, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to
Sixth. Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, 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.
It is important that you follow the instructions described in these six steps. It
is especially important that you observe, and follow the instructions in the sixth
paragraph. You may complain that it is impossible for you to “see yourself in possession of money” before you actually have it. Here is where a BURNING DESIRE
will come to your aid. If you truly DESIRE money so keenly that your desire is an
obsession, you will have no difﬁculty in convincing yourself that you will acquire
it. The object is to want money, and to become so determined to have it that you
CONVINCE yourself you will have it.
Only those who become “money conscious” ever accumulate great riches. “Money
consciousness” means that the mind has become so thoroughly saturated with
the DESIRE for money, that one can see one’s self already in possession of it.
To the uninitiated, who has not been schooled in the working principles of the
human mind, these instructions may appear impractical. It may be helpful, to all
who fail to recognize the soundness of the six steps, to know that the information they convey, was received from Andrew Carnegie, who began as an ordinary
laborer in the steel mills, but managed, despite his humble beginning, to make
these principles yield him a fortune of considerably more than one hundred million dollars.
It may be of further help to know that the six steps here recommended
were carefully scrutinized by the late Thomas A. Edison, who placed his stamp of
approval upon them as being, not only the steps essential for the accumulation of
money, but necessary for the attainment of any deﬁnite goal.
The steps call for no “hard labor.” They call for no sacriﬁce. They do not require
one to become ridiculous, or credulous. To apply them calls for no great amount
of education. But the successful application of these six steps does call for sufﬁcient imagination to enable one to see, and to understand, that accumulation 25 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH of money cannot be left to chance, good fortune, and luck. One must realize that
all who have accumulated great fortunes, ﬁrst did a certain amount of dreaming,
hoping, wishing, DESIRING, and PLANNING before they acquired money.
You may as well know, right here, that you can never have riches in great quantities, UNLESS you can work yourself into a white heat of DESIRE for money, and
actually BELIEVE you will possess it.
You may as well know, also that every great leader, from the dawn of civilization
down to the present, was a dreamer.
Christianity is the greatest potential power in the world today, because its founder was an intense dreamer who had the vision and the imagination to see realities
in their mental and spiritual form before they had been transmuted into physical
If you do not see great riches in your imagination, you will never see them in your
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