Clearly defined or determined;
not vague or general;
The reason I care and also why I want you to care, is because life has gotten a whole lot easier, more fun, interesting and even more profitable as I have become definite about what I want.
This week concludes two programs I facilitated on Napoleon Hill’s Outwitting the Devil. As I receive feedback from the participants, over 90% feel that the thing which has had the greatest impact on them is understanding the importance of the term “Definiteness of Purpose.”
The homework for week #1 was simple~ write down your goal(s). Sounds easy enough, right?
If you’re as “smart” about this stuff as I am, you already KNOW that~ Duh! I learned the importance of writing down my goals over a decade ago, sheesh! Teach me something I don’t know!
What we learned, above all, is the essential nature of being clear, exact, precise and DEFINITE about what we want.
It is not enough to say “I want to be comfortable” (you could end up in a soft, cozy wheelchair…that’s “comfortable”, right?).
It is not sufficient to say “I need to earn enough to pay my mortgage this month” (you could end up earning just that, which is actually much less than you want and need, right?).
And it is definitely not advisable to say “Based on my knowledge and previous “experience,” this is what is likely to happen.” (You could be setting yourself up for more of the same results, whether you want them or not)
What I’ve learned, which I thought I already knew, is that by taking the time to DEFINE what I want, get very clear, precise, exact and DEFINITE about it, everything begins to get more interesting, easy, fun and rewarding.
I realize this may sound like “old news,” but I assure you, it is worth revisiting. I really thought I was clear and definite about my goals. And then I read Outwitting the Devil.
And then I did the homework.
And then everything began to get better.
What do you think?
Are you definite about what you want?
Or do you, like I and many others did, spend time thinking about what you don’t want, don’t have or are worried about?
Will you do the homework?