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The Trick To Financial Success

By Charles Hopkins Published 09/20/2007 | Finance
If you focus on one thing long enough, you'll get it. This is the entire "trick" to financial success.

And to pull it off, you have to start with a definite desire, a goal of how much money you'd like to earn. First, think of the amount you want, and then write it down. Second, read this financial goal daily until it becomes a burning desire.

The root meaning of the word desire is "of the father." It is your Father's pleasure to give you the keys to the kingdom, but you do have to ask for it.

You can even consider the word "ask" as an acronym. When you A.S.K., you ASK so that it will be given to you, you SEEK so that you will find, and you KNOCK so that the door will be opened.

The purpose of your life is to express yourself constructively, not destructively.

You will express yourself constructively by setting up clear financial goals for your life.

And you will express yourself destructively by default, by drifting. When you drift the law of entropy will put you into a position of scarcity, and it is out of desperation that you may do destructive things.

Setting up a financial goal is to make a choice. Out of the infinite possibilities, you are choosing what you want.

Deepak Chopra, who came to America as a poor medical doctor from India and who now makes 20 million dollars a year, made the sage comment that you would not have a desire if you did not have the means to fulfill it.

Of course, at first blush it does not look this way at all. Your desires do seem out of reach and you have no idea how to fulfill them.

However, when you do create a financial goal, your mind then becomes active in finding ways to fulfill it, and through a process of trial and error, you eventually find out what you need to do to move closer to fulfilling your desire.

Emma Curtis Hopkins, a great writer at the turn of the 18th century, once advised, "Sit down at a certain time every day and write down on paper what your ideas of good are. You will find that such a practice will pin your mind down to the truth, and you will demonstrate results."

If your financial goals are not clear in your mind, you will simply drift along, moving into the future without any decision or definite purpose. Only clear and definite financial desires have a chance of showing up for you. Without them, you will simply become subject to the dominating personalities around you.

A vague desire to get rich is not enough to be prosperous. You have to have a definite figure in mind. Of course, you can always expand on this figure once you reach it, but you do have to start with a solid number.

The ways and the means for you will then become increasingly clear.

Figure out "how much" first before you work on "how." This is how your journey to wealth will begin.