A few days ago, I came across Napoleon Hill’s quote, “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind of man can achieve.”
I believe that a great number of people have read this quote, liked it, and were inspired by it. However, how many really thought about it, acted according to it, and achieved what they conceived in their mind?
If you can think about a certain goal, and if you believe you can achieve it, you will most probably achieve it, provided you add another ingredient to the equation, and that ingredient is strong desire.
Without a strong desire, no one strives to achieve anything. You may daydream about owning a new car or a new house, traveling abroad, or becoming rich, but none would come true, unless you have a strong desire to succeed.
A strong desire pushes you forward, and gives you the motivation, energy and persistence to act, do things and succeed.
Every day, we use gadgets and instruments that were conceived in the minds of their inventors, who believed they could create them.
The people, who invented the smartphone, the television, cars and airplanes, conceived those inventions in their minds, believed they could create them, and had a strong desire to turn their ideas into reality.
What the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve is true in every area of life. It is true in simple everyday life, and it is true when you pursue a major goal.
- If you want stop getting angry or stressed, and believe you can do, it becomes possible.
- When you want to learn a new language, and believe you can learn to speak it fluently, this becomes a reality.
- If you want to be rich, conceive an idea how to do that, believe it and have a strong desire, this too, will eventually become a reality in your life.
Some of the goals might be easier and faster to achieve than others, and some might need, time, perseverance and patience to achieve.
Always remember that what the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve. Repeat this thought when you are discouraged, and when you are about to quit and give up, and remember this whenever you have a dream you wish to achieve.
You can achieve anything, if you believe you can achieve it, and do not let thoughts to the contrary to enter your mind. Unfortunately, most people let negative thoughts and lack of belief have the upper hand.
It is not enough just to want to be successful, happy or rich. You need to know exactly what you want, you should strongly believe that you can achieve it, you should have a strong desire, and you should do something to start the first step and then persevere until you attain what you set your mind to gain.
You may spend time every day daydreaming about starting a business and achieving success. You may repeat affirmations and visualize your goal, and you may repeatedly visualize how your business is prospering. However, if you do not believe what you are thinking, affirming or visualizing, and if you do not have a strong desire, what you want will remain as a dream and never become a reality.
You need to know exactly what you want and be sure of this, so that you do not have doubts and uncertainty lurking at the back of your mind and sabotaging your efforts.
- You need to believe that you can get what you want.
- You need to have a strong desire.
- You need to persevere until you achieve what you want.
Here are a few more of Napoleon Hill’s quotes:
“You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.”
– Napoleon Hill
“Our only limitations are those we set up in our own minds.”
– Napoleon Hill
“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.”
– Napoleon Hill
I have written articles and books on the mental tools that can help you achieve success. Among these tools are creative visualization and affirmations.
If you want more advice, guidance and instructions, consider reading the books, Manifest and Achieve, and Affirmations – Words of Power.
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