Can you remember the last big crush you had on someone?
You know, that all-consuming, brain-numbing, 24-7 preoccupation. The butterflies in your stomach. The dry-mouthed palpitations when you see that person.
The euphoric happiness when it works out, and the anguish of heartache when it doesn’t.
It’s all fuelled by one thing.
It’s incredibly powerful stuff, desire. It can send your emotions soaring, or dash you into depression. It’s probably one of the most fundamental life experiences, which is why I was interested to read about sex transmutation in Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich.
If you’re thinking “wtf?”, sex transmutation is basically the saving of sexual energy for use in other things.
It means not thinking about or acting on sexual desire, transferring it away from the physical side, and into your other endeavours. That includes no ‘self-gratification’.
Yes. Apparently, not wanking can fuel your ambition, whether it’s writing a book, making money, or finally achieving that challenge you’ve always meant to.
How so? I hear you ask.
According to Napoleon, sex desire is the most powerful of human emotions, and has three uses:
- The perpetuation of mankind
- The maintenance of health
- Transforming mediocrity into genius by transmutation
He explains: “When driven by sex desire, men develop keenness of imagination, courage, willpower, persistence and creative ability unknown to them at other times. When harnessed and redirected along other lines, this motivating force maintains all its attributes, which can be used as a powerful creative force for achievement in any profession.”
We all know how powerful desire can be: the thrill of the chase. That walking-on-air feeling of newly-requited love. The intense happiness of the honeymoon period.
And from an evolutional point of view, sex drive is vital. If men didn’t desire women and vice versa, nobody would be bothered to procreate and our species would dwindle.
So, using that force to drive your ambition might just put a firecracker up yo’ ass. So to speak.
People who’ve tried it say you’ll experience more:
- Creative energy. You’ll be less interested in idle entertainment like social media, and find you want to create or build something
- Mental clarity and endurance. You’ll not only have more inspiration and ideas, but also the energy to see plans through
- Boldness and risk-taking. You’ll feel more assertive and willing to go after the things you want
- Enthusiasm and zeal for life in general
So, how’s that to-do list coming along? (no pun intended). Is procrastination winning?
If so, give it a go. Let me know how you get on…
PS. If that idea doesn’t appeal, you could enlist some help in achieving your goals. Getting a professional copywriter to handle your marketing is an excellent place to start, so read my free report on how to find the right one.