One of the main reasons people throw in the towel and give up… ultimately failing… is that they do not have what Napoleon Hill called a “Definite Purpose.”
Their desires have no context!
Many people “pick a goal” and blindly aim for it. If you find yourself “picking a goal,” you must consider WHY you want to pursue that destination.
When you have a context, you have “reasons” and reasons (leverage) are what will motivate and keep you focused.
Imagine John says, “I am going to earn a million dollars this year.”
Donna says, “I am going to earn a million dollars this year because I want to use some of that money for my children, help out my family, free up my time and take off the pressures of everyday life so that I can spend more time doing the things that I want to do”
And of course it’s obvious now…the million dollars doesn’t mean anything. It’s just paper or gold.
But when it’s manifested as REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE, everything changes.
If we assume they both came up against the same obstacles, what would differentiate John and Donna?
Donna could ask herself,“Am I going to let this (obstacle) get in the way of my dream? Is this obstacle going to rob me of my freedom and rob my children of their security?”
It’s simple: A clear and definite WHY for living and achieving is essential to your achievements and accomplishments.
Make sure what you do and your life in general, has a context. Why do you want a million bucks?!
Ever hear this?
“What I wouldn’t do with a million dollars….”
And I promise you…that person will not ever see that million until they make major modifications in how they think.
When you’re looking at your life, thinking about what you want to do when you grow up the second or third time…so to speak…Choose something that is important to you…
Don’t think about JOBS…think about your LIFE. Think about your dreams…desires.
This isn’t a dress rehearsal.
Learn… then do and accomplish.
I know you’ve probably done this a hundred times…but play with me for a minute.
Write down some things you desire, things you want in your life…or people you want in your life..
we all have these desires, but everyday life has become a habit of making them seem less important…and of course…
Eventually too many people get into the habit of submitting to life’s every whim instead of living by decision…and choice.
By allowing life to control you, you lose control.
It’s OK to go with the flow sometimes…but generally speaking you want to DIRECT THE FLOW.
Focus on what is really important to you.
What is your dream?
Go ahead and write down as many things as you can, they can be big or small.
They could be: Financial freedom, skiing on the slopes of a ritzy resort, sailing your own yacht in the Caribbean, spending more time with the people who are important to you. Spending LESS time with people who drive you nuts.
Don’t discriminate between the ideas just yet.
Just write down anything you’ve ever wanted (and still do!) to do.
Which of those scribblings really burns into your soul? Which is going to keep you passionate? If nothing makes you feel passionate, what makes you feel best?
Now, how much will it cost to fulfill your dream?
This is an important piece of research you will have to do, find out EXACTLY how much it will cost because this will form part of your plans, you will need to earn your dream. By knowing exactly how much it will cost to fulfill your dream, it’s much easier to check your progress and determine how far you have come and how far you have left to go.
And there is the cost of time…the cost of help…the cost of resources…
Ask yourself, What would you do to get there?
Now, I want you to write down the things you would do to achieve this dream.
Don’t just write “ANYTHING IT TAKES,” (yuk)
That is NOT specific and will not call you into action.
For example; are you prepared to work extra overtime, sacrifice a few of the toys you pay extra for… are you prepared to start a small or part-time business?
Write them all down.
Say YES, to that last question!
Are you serious? Are you for real?