Chapter 1 is a gentle introduction to the principles you will explore in depth in later chapters.
There is a secret that is stated in every chapter of this book and when you are READY to receive it, it will become very apparent to you. Hill also discusses the importance of discovering this secret on our own and states;
‘When it appears, you will recognize it. Whether you receive the sign in the first or last chapter, stop for a moment when it presents itself, and turn down a glass, for that occasion will mark the most important turning-point of your life.’
For reasons that will be understood by you when you discover it, it is really the only way to convey the secret and create the emotion designed to get you on your way to ‘Thinking and Growing Rich’.
In this chapter Hill also expresses the necessity of defining your goals, intensifying the emotions behind your desires and the importance of never accepting ‘temporary defeat’ as an outcome for a definite goal.
Following these themes, I created the Success Consciousness Worksheet for you. As you continue through this book you will be able to watch these ‘things’ that you ‘thought’ about become physical and tangible ‘things’. If you follow Hill’s principles I can guarantee you that everything on your list is possible to achieve. Everything! I am not here to coerce you. I already know these principles work. What you do with this information is completely up to you. It cannot be any other way.
Even though you may not understand the necessity yet for writing down and defining your goals this exercise was designed to start you using your imagination and start you ‘intensifying the emotions behind your desires’.
Over the next few days I will send you a worksheet to help you keep focusing on success. In the meantime, I want you to consider building a vision board. I know you have probably heard of this before but if you have never done it before then just humour me. I want you to start to bring your desires to life, to awaken yourself to the possibilities surrounding you and to start ‘intensifying the emotions behind your desires’.
Using your Success Consciousness Worksheet look at the 20 ‘things’ you wrote under DEFINE. These are goals that you would like to achieve but need some defining to bring them into the physical. Take a large sheet of paper or card, (tape some sheets together if that is what you have to work with) about the size of 4 A4 pieces of paper. Search through magazines, papers or collect pictures off the net that reflect your goals. Include words if you like! Attach them to your card anyway you like and keep it somewhere that you can access it to reflect. As you build your vision board you will already begin to feel that you are a step closer to your goals. And by presenting these images to your subconscious mind they will already start on their journey, preparing to manifest.
I cannot tell you why. You will discover it for yourself but I can lead you in the right direction. If you wanted to test the principles in this book then the vision board is the perfect way to start. I promise you once you start defining your goals, the opportunities to achieve them will start appearing as if some mystical force is working for YOU! Today... you have me... writing to you... desiring you to become everything and anything YOU ever wanted. I bet you never ‘thought’ these ‘things’ were possible... or did you?
Here’s to your success!