Fifth. 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
Sixth. 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
six 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.
Only those who become "money conscious" ever accumulate
great riches. "Money consciousness" means that the mind
has become so thoroughly saturated with the DESIRE for money, that
one can see one's self already in possession of it.
To the uninitiated, who has not been schooled in the working principles
of the human mind, these instructions may appear impractical. It
may be helpful, to all who fail to recognize the soundness of the
six steps, to know that the information they convey, was received
from Andrew Carnegie, who began as an ordinary laborer in the steel
mills, but managed, despite his humble beginning, to make these
principles yield him a fortune of considerably more than one hundred
It may be of further help to know that the six steps here recommended
were carefully scrutinized by the late Thomas A. Edison, who placed
his stamp of approval upon them as being, not only the steps essential
for the accumulation of money, but neccessary for the attainment
of any definite goal.
The steps call for no "hard labor." They call for no sacrifice.
They do not require one to become ridiculous, or credulous. To apply
them calls for no great amount of education. But the successful
application of these six steps does call for sufficient imagination
to enable one to see, and to understand, that accumulation of money
cannot be left to chance, good fortune, and luck. One must realize
that all who have accumulated great fortunes, first did a certain
amount of dreaming, hoping, wishing, DESIRING, and PLANNING before
they acquired money.
You may as well know, right here, that you can never have riches
in great quantities, UNLESS you can work yourself into a white heat
of DESIRE for