Thursday, March 21, 2013

Do You Have a Definite Chief Aim?

by Lisa Shultz

The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons by Napoleon Hill is an amazing book filled with timeless wisdom. In that book Napoleon Hill writes, "Singleness of purpose is essential for success, no matter what may be one's idea of the definition of success."

Written in another way in the book It's Not About the Coffee, Howard Behar suggests that we wear one hat. When we wear one hat, we know what makes us feel most deeply alive. We are living our passion and it shows. We feel good about ourselves and have no need to pretend or posture. We become leaders from a place of clarity and integrity.

Napoleon Hill believes that, "ninety-five per cent of the people of the world are drifting aimlessly through life, without the slightest conception of the work for which they are best fitted, and with no conception whatsoever of even the need of such a thing as a definite objective toward which to strive."

Andrew Carnegie's advice was to "place all your eggs in one basket and then watch the basket to see that no one kicks it over." What is your basket? Here are some examples of some well-known baskets:

Wrigley concentrated on chewing gum, Lincoln set his mind to freeing the slaves, Rockefeller was all about oil, Ford is known for cars, and Carnegie steel. The Wright brothers have fame from their passion of flying, Martin Luther King had a dream, and Mother Theresa helped the poorest of the poor.

These people and many more live on with a legacy of their chief aim in life and were successful in their own unique way as a result of it.

Your chief aim does not need to be measured by these examples, but those examples give you the point of their dedicated focus and passion that still lives on without their physical presence.

If your chief aim is clear, bravo! If it is still hazy, then one of the most important things you can do for yourself is to spend time pinpointing your aim. When you find it, you will discover it energizes you. You will awake in the morning excited to seize the day and bring your message to others.

Set backs do occur with chief aims, but with persistence and faith that your cause and mission are worthy of your undivided attention and focus, these road blocks are temporary and may even have silver linings as you learn from them.

You will find that when you are clear on your purpose, people, events and circumstances fall into place to assist you. The next step is often to form an alliance of other like-minded people to accelerate your progress. Magic often occurs when the energy of two or more people come together for the same vision.

Once you have your definite chief aim, be sure to write it down and look at it every day. Focus your mind and thoughts in an unwavering manner on this mission and watch as you become a success in what you do. The point of your life will feel clear and you will be making a difference in the world. And, it is a lot of fun!

And if you would like to know more about harnessing the power of your mind and thoughts, visit with Lisa on her personal blog. She loves to inspire you and has many tips to add sparks of excitement to your life.

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