Think and Grow Rich – Definiteness of Purpose.
Author of the book “Think and Grow Rich,” Napoleon Hill says the most important factor in success is something he calls “definiteness of purpose.” That is having a goal to strive for and working toward that goal.
But what if you’re not sure what your goals are?
Have you ever asked yourself “Am I on the right path for my life?”
“How do I know what my life purpose is?”
“How do I bring value to people through my unique gifts and talents?”
If this is you, then you might need some clarity on setting your goals. Because once we get clear on what we want we are UNSTOPPABLE.
You CAN get clear on what you want.
Here’s a hint: Getting clear “allows you to find what resonates with you, instead of what looks good on paper.”
Here is a helpful tool to get some clarity on all the areas of your life.
Complete the following steps:
1) First rate yourself in each of the areas from 1-10.
2) Some areas will be high and some will be lower. Don’t judge yourself if you are low in a certain area. Think of it as a self-guidance tool.
3) Then take some time to get quiet and reflect on each area.
4) Get crustal clear by asking questions in each area
Here are some sample questions:
What is your ideal place to live? City, beach, by yourself? How big? Get clear on what this looks like.
Business or Career
What do you really want to do? How do you want to serve the world? What is fun for you? What is your passion?
How much money do you want to have exactly (a number). What kind of lifestyle do you want to live? What kind of value do you want to give in return for the money you make?
Ideal weight? Lean or muscular? Eating habits?
Do you feel supported in your friendships? Do you need to seek out friends?
How is your romance going? What can you do to enhance your relationship? Do you show love toward yourself?
Are you conquering your fears? How can you be more loving? How can you be more self-confident? How can you be more patient? Do you persevere? Then pick one way you can show growth in these areas?
Since I have a fear of public speaking, it might be to join toastmasters.
Fun and Recreation
Do you have fun? Do you do the things you love the most? When did you laugh last?
Pick a way to show growth in this area such as a trip you’ve been dreaming of taking. And set a clear goal for when and where you want to go.
The Next Steps from the Book, Think and Grow Rich…
So once you’ve gotten clear and you have a definite plan for carrying out your desire, begin at once to put this plan into action.
Start by Following these steps from the book, Think and Grow Rich. This process helped my manifest my dream fashion internship in NYC last year. It was only my first internship and through this process I landed a position with one of the top fashion houses in NYC.
For example after completing the “Think and Grow Rich” wheel exercise, go into some quiet spot (preferable in bed at night where you will not be disturbed or interrupted, close your eyes), and repeat aloud (so you may hear your own words) a written statement what you intend to manifest, the time limit for its accumulation, and a description of the service or merchandise you intend to give in return for it. As you carry out these instructions, see yourself already in possession of what you want.
For example, suppose that you intend to accumulate $50,000 by the first of January, and that you intend to give personal services in return for the money in the capacity of internet marketing. Your written statement of your purpose should be similar to the following:
By the first day of January, 20.., I will have in my possession $50,000 or more”, which will come to me in various amounts from time to time during the interim.
In return for this money I will give the most efficient service of which I am capable, rendering the fullest possible quantity, and the best possible quality of service in the capacity of internet marketing ___ (describe the service or merchandise you intend to sell).
I believe that I will have this money in my possession. My faith is so strong that I can now see this money before my eyes. I can touch it with my hands. It is now awaiting transfer to me at the time and in the proportion that I deliver the service I intend to render in return for it. I am awaiting a plan by which to accumulate this money, and I will follow that plan, when it is received.
In the area of physical environment it could be
By the first day of January, 20.., I will have the house at 3607 Faun Run Drive, or something better, in my possession the means will come to me in various amounts from time to time during the interim.
In return for this house I will give the most efficient service of which I am capable, rendering the fullest possible quantity, and the best possible quality of service in the capacity of internet marketing.
I believe that I will have this house. My faith is so strong that I can now see this house before my eyes. I can touch it with my hands. It is now awaiting transfer to me at the time and in the proportion that I deliver the service I intend to render in return for it. I am awaiting a plan by which to have this house and I will follow that plan, when it is received.
And Now Create a Habit
* Repeat this program night and morning until you can see (in your imagination) the money or house you intend to accumulate.
* Place a written copy of your statement with pictures for all the areas of your life where you can see it night and morning, (I put it on my bathroom mirror) and read it just before going to bed, and first thing in the morning until it has been memorized.
* Remember also that your subconscious mind will act only upon instructions which are emotionalized and handed over to it with “feeling.” Faith is the strongest and most productive of the emotions.
By practicing this regularly, and following working towards your goal through the subconscious inspiration induced by this exercise, you will see your dreams manifest.
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