The Andrew Carnegie Success Formula
The method by which DESIRE for riches can be transmuted into its
financial equivalent, consists of six definite, practical steps,
First. Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire.
It is not sufficient merely to say "I want plenty of money."Be
definite as to the amount. (There is a psychological reason for
definiteness which will be described in a subsequent chapter).
Second. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return
for the money you desire. (There is no such reality as "something
Third. Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the
money you desire.
Fourth. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire,
and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan
Fifth. Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of
money you intend to acquire, name 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 accumulate it.
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.
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
Hill's 'Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons'
Hill's 'Think and Grow Rich' ebook
Napoleon Hill links