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Definiteness of Purpose - The Starting Point of All Achievement

Definiteness of Purpose is that starting point of all achievement wrote Napoleon Hill.

It is the single most important success principle taught by the Napoleon Hill Foundation's World Learning Center in their PMA Science of Success home study course.

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Dr. Hill wrote that having a Definite Major Purpose (DMP) is the starting point of all achievement and that all individual achievement begins with the adoption of a definite major purpose and a specific plan for its attainment.

Part of your Definite Major Purpose should be to earn as much money as you are able to. Anything less will negatively impact both you and the people closest to you.

When thinking about and deciding upon your Definite Major Purpose (DMP), keep in mind what Rick Warren wrote in A Purpose Driven Life.

“You can usually succeed in reaching a goal if you put your mind to it. But being successful and fulfilling your life’s purpose are not at all the same issue. You could reach your personal goals, becoming a raving success by the world’s standard, and still miss the purposes for which God created you.”

If what you do for your job is not your Definite Major Purpose, you can do 2 things. You can look for work in the field that you are passionate about or you can tie the money you can earn from your job to what it can do to help you fulfill your Definite Major Purpose.

I know that we have all worked on our goals in the past in some fashion or another but how many of you know the actual major purpose you will spend your life in pursuit of?

You have the best chance of achieving a higher percentage of your goals if you have a well thought out, clearly defined, written Definiteness of Purpose statement for your life.

If you do not have a Definitness of Purpose for your life, achieving your goals can even make you less happy. 

What driving force is going to make you do the things you do not like to do, so that you can earn the amount of money that your Definiteness of Purpose requires, and that you are capable of?

What are you living your life in pursuit of?

What do you want people to say about you when you die?

Defining your Definite Major Purpose is the most important thing you must do in order to earn the most money that you are capable of earning throughout your life. 

There are as many Purposes as there are people. 

My co-worker and Master Mind partner, Milos Bulatovic, has as his Definiteness of Purpose to be the best husband and father he can possibly be.

My friend Marcello’s mother is the Italian mother of 9 kids. Marcello visits his mother 3 times a week to visit her and feed her in a nursing home, even though she has had Alzheimer’s for 10+ years and does not speak any longer. It is very apparent from Marcello's stories and his actions that his mother's Definite Major Purpose was to be an amazing mother.

You must think about, decide upon and then act on your major purpose as soon as possible. As W. Clement Stone said "Do It Now!".

I prefer the ready, fire, aim approach rather than the ready, aim fire, approach. 

I would rather start towards my Purpose with initial plans and then course correct along the way. This approach gets me to take action sooner than if I wait for all the lights to be on green to get started.

When Isaac Newton was asked how he accomplished so many great things in science, he replied "If I have done anything great, it is because I stood on the shoulders of giants."

If you want to accomplish something great in the world of business, I suggest you stand on the shoulders of giants. Napoleon Hill is the giant of giants.

My Definite Purpose ever since I read Think and Grow Rich and Law of Success has been to share the Success Principles with others and work with them to define, and achieve, their Definite Purpose and goals.

Once you have determined your Definiteness of Purpose your subconscious mind can begin to direct its idle thoughts into productive use towards the direction of your purpose.

It is estimated that we experience about 40,000 thoughts ever day. By identifying our Definite Purpose you allow your brain and the universe to focus on one specific aim for your life. 

Instead of drifting and letting the world fill your mind with negativity, you are now directing your thoughts and moving closer to your destiny.

It is well known that it takes more than 25,000 hours to become an expert in any topic or skill.

What will you become an expert at based upon what you think about and spend time doing now?

What do you invest most of your idle time and thoughts towards currently?

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