This is Day 11 of my Miracle Morning practice.  Part of the practice is to visualize the future for 5 minutes.  This isn’t difficult to do but I realized in the process that I’m all over the place in terms of what I visualize for the future.  Usually it boils down to peace and harmony in the world but in order to really get some concrete results I know that I have to get much more specific about what I want.

Another part of the Miracle Morning practice is to read for 20 minutes and I’ve been reading “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill.  In this book he suggests that a method by which a desire for riches can be transmuted into its financial equivalent consists of six definite, practical steps.

The successful application of these six steps does call for sufficient imagination to enable one to see results.  It calls for a certain amount of dreaming, hoping, wishing, desiring and planning before you acquire that which you desire.

The example he uses is the desire for money, but it can be used for anything you dream for.  I’m going to outline the steps and then modify the content slightly to get clear on what is my “burning desire” is and share that in my next blog post.

Just to be clear, In my life I’ve had times where I’ve been clear on what I want but for the past 7 – 8 years I’ve been standing in the question ‘What would my life be like if?’.  Trying to figure out what you want is sometimes the most pressing challenge for many of us.  The steps below will help you get clear on what you want.  As previously noted, the examples below have to do with money but you could apply these steps to anything you’re trying to pursue.

What will the new year bring for you?  Find out by exploring these six steps!

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.
2.  Determine what exactly that you intend to give in return for the money you desire.
3.  Establish a definite date when you intend to possess 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 that plan in motion.

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 rising in the morning.  As you read, see and feel and believe yourself already in possession of the money.