1. Desire – A strong feeling to get or achieve something.
All in our life depends more on that urge. You want to have a little more income, better health, an active social life, or just a nice, lovely family, all this starts with your desire. Even if you do not want to have anything is also a desire. In this whole chapter Napoleon Hills describe the effects and power of this desire. But he also explains that you must have that burning desire, not just desire of a wish. So, if you really want anything to happen, then you must have the intense desire and ambition to make it happen.
2. Faith – A complete trust
On the road to success, there will be occasions when negative thoughts of anger, hatred or jealousy will destroy your guts to do something. At that moment you have to have the faith in yourself that you will do it and you are worthy of achieving it. Hills said that the first step towards growing rich is to have a mindset to achieve something and to have the belief and faith in that mindset.
3. Autosuggestion – Affirmations to achieve the goal
This point may not sound interesting at first glance, but its actual meaning and use have a major effect on the whole process. This suggests generating an idea and to plant that seed into the subconscious mind will give you the ability to focus your mind on your burning desire more.
4. Knowledge – To increase skills
Whatever you have decided to achieve or reach, learn about that, cultivate knowledge in that area. Become the master of whatever you decide to specialize in, so you can offer your expertise to the world and can earn money, success.
5. Imagination – Visualize the idea and success
Napoleon Hills explains these in very simple words – “If you can build it in your mind – you can build in reality too”. Imagination is a great way to develop self-power to motivate yourself and to believe that it is possible irrespective of how many times you have failed. If the mind will conceive or imagine it will make you achieve.
6. Plan - Detailed organized blueprint
How simple and clearer this step is, yet how powerful it is. If you have thought of doing something then just get up from the couch, make a great plan and start working on it.... And Boom! The more things are unchanged the more it will stay as it was.
7. Decisions - Make a conclusion of problems
Napoleon Hills explains these in very simple words - “If you can build it in your mind - you can build in reality too”. Imagination is a great way to develop self-power to motivate yourself and to believe that it is possible irrespective of how many times you have failed. If the mind will conceive or imagine it will make you achieve.
8. Persistence - Continuance action
All these steps will go to waste if you will not continue to work on what you want to achieve. Every day you have to walk a little closer towards your goal and do not stop until you achieve it.
Surround yourself with people who have the same vision you have and bring fresh ideas to the table. Intelligent and imaginative people pull out more strong and ground-breaking ideas than one. And in the whole process, you're going to learn something from them, and you can pass on your knowledge. Well, now you may still be wondering what the secret was in this, and what about the formula of wealth? This step is very simple, and many of us must have already done this, so how is it so exceptional and how does it produce results? Yes, it's not rocket science, but it's also hard to implement. Most of all, it depends on "The LAW OF ATTRACTION," your thoughts, your belief, your direct or indirect intent, and your hard work, which attracts the outcome of life. Isn’t it worth experimenting to see if there’s something in it? Why not give yourself a try to see if you can create some results by changing the way you think, feel and believe? And if it does not work, then there’s always an option to go back to how you lived before. But, what if, there happens to be some hidden secret?, then you’ll never be the same again.