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The starting point of all achievement is desire

“The starting point of all achievement is desire.” Napoleon Hill

Many success coaches emphasize that a major key to success is to have a great desire to succeed. As Napoleon Hill put it, “the starting point of all achievement is desire.”


Achieving success in whatever area one is working toward requires work. Often a lot of work! It requires time, often much time. Without a strong desire to keep one motivated and focused, a person will soon lose interest and drift back into the old habits that put them where they were before.


Napoleon Hill is famous for also saying “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” A person must conceive or the achievement or goal. He then must believe that he can achieve it. In other words he must desire it and have faith that he can achieve it. It takes desire as an integral part of the belief.


Many other success coaches tell us that we must have a clear vision or dream that we keep in strong focus. This is all a part of the desire to achieve. We must have a clear vision, a clear dream of what we want to achieve and work it into a strong desire to achieve it. We need to set goals to achieve those dreams. Jim Rohn said that goals are like magnets, pulling you through the hard times to your dream. We need clear, big dreams to have to strong pull needed to keep us going even when we want to give up.


Others use the term “reason” for vision or dream. Some say that you need to have a big enough reason to motivate you to achieve success. Having a big enough reason gives you the desire needed to endure the time and work needed to reach your goals. This is all a part of the desire Napoleon Hill is talking about which is the starting point for all achievement.


“The starting point of all achievement is desire.” Napoleon Hill


So if you are serious about succeeding then, work on your desire! Work on your why; your reason. Have a clear, vision or dream to focus on.

Remember, you need a strong desire or dream to pull you along to achieve your success.


Here’s to your Success!


Jerry D Ross