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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Most people want success and happiness. When you start any goal or dream, you likely have a general idea of how you want it to end. You have a desired outcome. What if most of the work was established in the first step? In the book, The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons, Napoleon Hill presents the answer: Define your dream and get a burning desire for its achievement. It's a concept that seems almost too simple, yet how often do you actually do it? Do you define exactly what result you want and then put all of your effort towards that outcome?

When you decide what you want, you can either be general or very specific, but you must know what you want. There is no wrong answer as long as you know what you want. Do you want a red sports car or do you want a 2019 Porche 911 GT3 in Carmine Red with satin black wheels and Black Leather Alcantara interior with the red stitching? Do you want to go to Harvard or Southeastern Community College? Do you want to walk a mile per day or run a marathon this fall? When you get to a place where you know what you want, take the time to examine it and then go ahead and be specific. Once you've made that decision, it's important to focus on the feeling. Focus on the feeling you'll get when you have what you want. Why? Because you'll truly lock in the desire.

Define your dream and get a burning desire for its achievement. Is this concept easy or hard? You decide.

Joel Yeast

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." – Henry David Thoreau 

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