It was about six years ago to the date that I came across the famous book by Napoleon Hill called "Think and Grow Rich". When I first picked it up, I thought to myself, "Great, now I'll know all I need to know about how to get rich." Ha! Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I don't say that to put the book down as it is a great book and is widely regarded as such. But I've realized that it's one thing to just read about the precepts in a book, and it's another to actually put them to work on a daily basis in your life.
One of the things that Napoleon Hill talks about in the book, and that I've struggled with implementing in my life, is the "transmutation of sexual energy". Although I'm not sure (partly because Hill doesn't explicitly say what sexual energy is), I perceive this "sexual energy" that Hill is referring to as semen. So essentially Hill is saying transform your lust, and therefore your semen, into wealth through a redirection of your thoughts. Instead of aimlessly spewing (pun intended) your semen through masturbation and looking at porn, direct that sexual energy (which is a very potent force) into a wealth generating pursuit.
As I said earlier, I've always had a problem with the implementation of this part of Hill's recipe for wealth. I have an extremely high sex drive, and ever since I was 11 years old, I've been looking at porn. The longest I've ever gone with looking at it is 7 months and that was last year. And the longest I've gone without masturbation has been a month. But now, I'm embarking on a new journey to give up those two vices and direct my energy toward more constructive activities. Today is day 25 of abstinence from pornography and day 2 of my journey of abstinence from masturbation. I'm not necessarily sure that doing these two things will result in any financial change in my life, but for the longest time, a little voice in my head has been telling me to do them. So since I have nothing to lose, and everything to gain, I'm gonna try and see where I end up a year from now.
Feel free to join me on my journey and let me know what your experience is.