To achieve your major goal, the first step is to write down your major definite purpose also known as definite chief aim. This will require no major skill or knowledge form your part and if you were to do what is mentioned in this post, you will see most things you set out to do materialize. This is the central idea in Napoleon Hill's book Think and Grow Rich. It is easy for your major definite purpose to become nothing more than wishful thinking. To avoid this, the idea of Major Definite Purpose has been adapted in this post to ensure that you have a process that will help you see concrete results.
When men first come into contact with crime, they abhor it. If they remain in contact with crime for a time, they become accustomed to it, and endure it. If they remain in contact with it long enough, they finally embrace it, and become influenced by it. Any stimulus of thought which is repeatedly sent to the subconscious mind is finally accepted and acted upon by it. Writing down your major definite purpose and reading it aloud twice daily, will influence your subconscious mind in a similar way and will create a burning desire that you require to achieve your goals. A lot of people set goals but few see their goals materialize. This is because they live their lives passively taking anything that comes their way. Creating a definite chief aim is a way to trick your subconscious into having the right mental process to achieve your goals. Your major definite purpose is a very specific statement which has the power to influence your subconscious mind. Your burning desire will in turn will force you to take daily action that moves you towards attaining your goal.
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Determine exactly what you desire being as specific as possible. You can never have a burning desire for something vague. Wanting to be rich is vague, but wanting to make a million dollars is being specific. Wanting to lose weight is vague, wanting a 30 inch waist line is being specific.
Step 2 - Establish The End Date
Establish a date by which you want to acquire or achieve this thing that you desire. It is important to be realistic. The time period should be long enough for your goal or desire to be achievable but short enough for you to find it worth pursuing.
Step 3 - Determine The Price
Determine what you are willing to give in return for this thing that you desire. You have to pay a price for the object of your desire and you have to pay it in full before you get it. You never get something for nothing and the definite chief aim prepares you to pay the price as and when it is necessary. If you want to be a millionaire, you need to create the necessary value in return for the money. If you want to get in shape you have to put in the necessary work and follow a proper diet plan. Regardless of what your desire, there is a price you have to pay for it.
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I JFA will write and sell a NY Times best selling book that will inspire and empower women from all over the world and will help them find their life’s purpose. I will go on to become a vessel through which people learn about the great teachers who I learned from, chiefly Oprah Winfrey. In return I will write relatable, refreshing books, and meet with people at in person speaking events, to inspire positive change in other women. I will have my book published by the end of 2016. I will be earning at least $500,000 by the end of 2017. I will live the life I am always wanted and my mind be in peace and love.
Jennie- Curious to know if you have made progress toward your goal. Please let us know!
Great post. Excellent clarity. Thanks for taking the time to put this together.
Thank you very much for simplified teachings the law of success.
Is it advisable to set a definite chief aim for about three months and thereafter set another definite chief aim?
I would think if your definite chief aim is achievable in 3 months, it is not big enough. Usually, the definite chief aim should seem unrealistic and unachievable in your current circumstances. You make that your life purpose, meaning you think and breathe it every day making success inevitable. The reason why most people fail to realize their dreams is because they only chase the things they want when they feel like it or when they feel motivated. But the people who succeed are those who think about their dreams every day.
However, this article needs updating. It is very easy for your chief aim to become nothing more than wishful thinking. To avoid this, you should break it down into smaller goals like the 3 months goals you mentioned. Once you do that, you should create habits that will help you make daily progress towards achieving these mini-goals. I recommend you read this – https://ofpad.com/how-to-form-a-habit/ article. If you make pursuing your goals a habit, you end up achieving your definite chief aim in the long run.
For example, if you want to be a best selling author of a book, it is a no brainer that you need to write books. But if you want to be an author today and a celebrity chief tomorrow and a mixed martial arts champion the day after, then you are not going to get anywhere with your book. This is the problem most people face and your definite chief aim is the first step making you focus all your energy and efforts into one thing. Only after that can you set sub-goals. In the best selling author example, your sub goals will be something like create a plot, create character back story and things like that. These are sub-goals that help you achieve your chief aim of becoming a best selling author. Then you create a habit to write 30 minutes every day. With time you will have your book done. Your first book might not take you to the best seller list, but repeat the process enough number of times and you hone your skill and you increase your chances. Irrespective of what the actual end outcome is, you will be much better off than the person who wants many different things but ended up doing nothing.
I will update this article in a few weeks to help increase clarity.
Let me know if this clarifies.
Thank you Ofpad for response to my question. I’m very satisfied with the clarity and detailed explanation relative to my question. Eventually, I have found a mentor from a far.
Think and grow rich gives a platform for your whole life. I eneded up on this page with the aim to find out how to write one for my self, and oh boy, I am happy I did. I am happy I read about Bruce Lee story. I knew he was using the principles but I did not made the connection to Think and Grow Rich. Having such figure to remind me what is possible to achieve when one moves with a definite purpouse gives me so much motivation and faith in my self.
You can find how to write your whole life platform at this youtube video at minute 35 Napoleon Hill – Purpose – Rare Recordings I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw8xfT541eQ
Maybe the admins can integrate the video and the notes when the article is updated.
The video is brilliant. Thank you for sharing it.
I was wondering if you could tell me if my definite chief aim is specific enough… I, Kobe, will make $10,000,000 by my 26th birthday through online businesses while inspiring, motivating, and helping the youth. I will also find inner peace, happiness, and freedom to live the life I want… I wasn’t sure if I should find a specific online business or if that was ok. Thanks!
Yes. It is specific enough. However, you can tweak it when you do decide on something. The whole point of having a major definite purpose is to have an unwavering focus on one particular thing. Don’t make the mistake of jumping from one thing to the next.
Can you please give me some feedback on my Statement
I, MSS , will have in my possession £20,000,000 by the 1st of January 2027. I will accumulate this money over the years through my investments and businesses in agriculture, property development and other business opportunities that I will come accross
I will have discipline and a great personality, being an inspiration to everyone whom I come in to contact with so that I am able to run my business empire effectively.
I will live my life full of joy and piece of mind
I love those videos! I listen to them on my commute to work. 🙂
*Definite Major Purpose of My Life*
I will own and run three businesses namely
1.Shops at various points in Wenchi
2.Goat and sheep animal farm
3.Main distributor of drinks in Wenchi.
in five years time…thus 2022 from now.
In return, I’ll offer 50% of my monthly salary from the employment I get and 25% of any money i get outside my employment for the start-up as a means of raising the capital needed for the businesses.
I’ll pay the salaries of those who will work for me on time n in full in order to get it accomplished. I’ll work very hard for the person who employs me.
I’ll render quality services to persons who seek my services in a more welcoming way in order to get extra money to build up the start-up capital.
Please is this a good one?
The main aim of having a major definite purpose is to have a single minded focus on one thing, making it your life’s purpose. This will help you focus your energy to achieve that one thing instead of chasing multiple different things in life. So instead of trying to achieve 3 different things by 2022, focus on just one (preferably the easiest to achieve). You can take up the other two, after you have achieved the first one.
An imperfect plan is missing from your major definite purpose. You need to make one. It can be to raise capital or anything which is the next step that takes you forward in achieving a particular goal. Once you make the perfect plan you need to put it into action immediately.
Oh OK. Thanks. I’ll form another one n seek ur Olin I on once I’m done.
*Definite chief purpose*
I’ll have in my possession Gh¢ 200,000.00 by 31st December, 2023. I’ll accumulate this money through the profits i generate by running a shop for selling electrical accessories and providing mobile money vending services.
I’ll pay my monthly tithe regularly.
I’ll give out 50% of my monthly salary I get from the employment I get.
I’ll give out 25% of all income I get outside my employment.
I’ll pay whoever works with and for me in full and on time.
1. I’ll find out the cost of buying materials and workmanship for a welder to put up a container for me. Once that is done, I’ll start saving to raise the capital needed while I convince the welder the commence welding together the container.
2. Look for a good location to put my container. Ask my Dad to assist me in getting a suitable location for the business.
3. Get two persons (a guy and a lady) to be the salesman. They should have good skills in maintaining customers and should be welcoming.
4. I’ll get one person who is confident and convincing enough to go to various construction sites to present to them a proposal for supplying electrical accessories at a cool price.