What is Your Major Definite Purpose?
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 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.
Many people set goals, but few make 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.
How to Define Your Definite Chief Aim
To create your definite chief aim, follow the steps below:
Step 1 – Determine Your Specific Desire
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 value in return for the money. If you want to get in shape, you have to put in the work and follow a proper diet plan. Regardless of your desire, there is a price you have to pay for it.
Step 4 – Make An Imperfect Plan
Make a definite plan that will help you realize this desire and put this plan into action immediately, whether you are ready or not. Your plan need not be concrete. You just need to start somewhere, so come up with whatever plan you can think of.
Note that you just need a place to start and direction to work towards. You don’t need a well laid out elaborate plan. Your plan will evolve in your subconscious and you will think of various different plans at a later date as you start having a burning desire.
Step 5 – Write A Concise Statement
Write the results of the above four steps in a concise statement. It must include what you desire, what you are going to give in return for your object of desire, along with the time limit and the plan with which you intend to acquire this object of your desire.
Remember to write down the date when you wrote it down, along with your name or signature. This concise statement is your major definite purpose or definite chief aim.
Step 6 – Reading Your Statement
Read this concise statement twice daily, once after waking up and once before going to sleep. When you read this statement, see and believe that the object of your desire is waiting to be transferred to you as and when you deliver the service/work you have committed to render in return for it in step 3. Reading it aloud is intended to condition your subconscious mind to develop a burning desire by making you constantly think about it.
Step 7 – Changing Your Identity
Repeat the daily reading of your major definite purpose until you start taking consistent daily action that moves you towards your end goal. Every day, if you are doing something that moves you towards your goal, your definite chief aim has become part of your identity. Many get stuck in the planning phase without taking action. It is vital that you put your plan into action and you make progress towards your goal everyday through execution of your plan.
Excerpt from Chapter 4 of Think and Grow Rich
By the first day of _________ (date of your choosing), I will have in my possession _________ (monetary amount or measurable result), which will come to me in various amounts from time to time during the interim.
In return for this money (or result), 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 salesman of __________ (describe the product or service 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.
Bruce Lee’s Definite Chief Aim
Below you will find the handwritten major definite purpose of Bruce Lee . Bruce Lee wrote it in 1969. You can use this as a template to create your own.
My Definite Chief Aim
I Bruce Lee will be the first highest paid Oriental super star in the United States. In return I will give the most exciting performance and render the best of quality in the capacity of an actor. Starting 1970 I will achieve world fame and from then onward till the end of 1980 I will have in my possession $10,000,000. I will live the way I please and achieve inner harmony and happiness.
Only One Major Definite Purpose
Having more than one major definite purpose will reduce its power to influence your sub-conscious mind. Plans for acquiring the object of your desire might change but the object of your desire should not. To identify the object of your desire ask yourself what fulfills you the most and identify the object of your desire accordingly.
You can have multiple other goals, but only one definite chief aim.
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Blake Bobit has been an entrepreneur and business owner for over 25 years. He founded Solution Scout to provide the most helpful answers to questions about business solutions. Blake provides strategic advisory services to businesses in many industries nationwide and enjoys the challenge of staying up-to-date on all things HubSpot.