Money matters most in life:

To work and earn money is an integral part of human life. It fulfills a great need in man – the need to create. It creates healthy living standards, a sense of security, happiness and pleasure. It is not only a means to support the family and educate the children but is also a medium of usefulness to oneself. But what do you do when suddenly the work you like the most is taken away from you?

For most of us more money is on most of our wish list. But in time of recession and redundancies to maintain the status and standard of living itself is a great task, leave alone finding extra income.

If you are looking for a change in better carrier or trying hard to promote your business to your desired level and not finding fruitful results is quite a common affair. But then what do you do? That leads you to no where because money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.

Napoleon Hill in his book “Think & Grow Rich” writes six ways to turn desires into money, by far one of the most effective and inspirational words that I have come across.

The method, by which desire for riches can be transmuted into financial equivalent, consists of six definite, practical steps, viz:

  1. 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 as there is a psychological reason for definiteness.
  2. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire. Remember there is no reality as “something for nothing”
  3. Establish a definite date when you intend to posses the money you desire.
  4. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 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 add more life and impact to above thoughts, writing and method of approach of Napoleon Hill I have added my own photograph from my archive showing part of my coin collection hobby.


And finally, what is money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.