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How to Make a Major Definite Purpose to Achieve Your Goals

Major Definite Purpose Definite Chief Aim Bruce Lee

To achieve your major goal, the first step is to write down your major definite purpose also known as definite chief aim. This will require no major skill or knowledge form your part and if you were to do what is mentioned in this post, you will see most things you set out to do materialize. This is the central idea in Napoleon Hill's book Think and Grow Rich. It is easy for your major definite purpose to become nothing more than wishful thinking. To avoid this, the idea of Major Definite Purpose has been adapted in this post to ensure that you have a process that will help you see concrete results.

What is Major Definite Purpose or Definite Chief Aim

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 down 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. A lot of people set goals but few see 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 Make Your Major Definite Purpose

To create your major definite purpose, 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 necessary value in return for the money. If you want to get in shape you have to put in the necessary work and follow a proper diet plan. Regardless of what 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 Major Definite Purpose

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. You can continue to read your major definite purpose daily if you wish to do that, but I generally revisit my definite chief aim less frequently when I reach this stage. A lot of us 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.

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.

Definite Chief Aim Bruce Lee

Transcript

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.

Bruce Lee

Date: 1969

More Than 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 major definite purpose.

System to Apply Your Major Definite Purpose to Your Life

We looked at what a major definite purpose is, how it works  and how to make one. With this information you will be able to create your own definite chief aim and apply it to achieve your major goal. However you will need to effectively absorb this into your life to see all the benefits. Without that, your major definite purpose will just become something you wrote and forgot about. You need a system to incorporate this into your life, which we will cover in this section.

Where to Go From Here

It is highly recommended that you read the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, which is where the concept of the major definite purpose first came from. Creating a definite chief aim alone is not enough. I would highly recommend that you proceed with reading How to Write a Diary – A Life Changing Keystone Habit. Writing a diary will help you form and stick to your habits and thereby achieve your goals. This is critical in making your definite chief aim a reality. Let us know what your major definite purpose is in the comments section below, so you can inspire others to make their own definite chief aim and take action.

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22 thoughts on “How to Make a Major Definite Purpose to Achieve Your Goals

  1. I JFA will write and sell a NY Times best selling book that will inspire and empower women from all over the world and will help them find their life’s purpose. I will go on to become a vessel through which people learn about the great teachers who I learned from, chiefly Oprah Winfrey. In return I will write relatable, refreshing books, and meet with people at in person speaking events, to inspire positive change in other women. I will have my book published by the end of 2016. I will be earning at least $500,000 by the end of 2017. I will live the life I am always wanted and my mind be in peace and love.

  2. Thank you very much for simplified teachings the law of success.
    Is it advisable to set a definite chief aim for about three months and thereafter set another definite chief aim?
    Thanks

    • I would think if your definite chief aim is achievable in 3 months, it is not big enough. Usually, the definite chief aim should seem unrealistic and unachievable in your current circumstances. You make that your life purpose, meaning you think and breathe it every day making success inevitable. The reason why most people fail to realize their dreams is because they only chase the things they want when they feel like it or when they feel motivated. But the people who succeed are those who think about their dreams every day.

      However, this article needs updating. It is very easy for your chief aim to become nothing more than wishful thinking. To avoid this, you should break it down into smaller goals like the 3 months goals you mentioned. Once you do that, you should create habits that will help you make daily progress towards achieving these mini-goals. I recommend you read this – https://ofpad.com/how-to-form-a-habit/ article. If you make pursuing your goals a habit, you end up achieving your definite chief aim in the long run.

      For example, if you want to be a best selling author of a book, it is a no brainer that you need to write books. But if you want to be an author today and a celebrity chief tomorrow and a mixed martial arts champion the day after, then you are not going to get anywhere with your book. This is the problem most people face and your definite chief aim is the first step making you focus all your energy and efforts into one thing. Only after that can you set sub-goals. In the best selling author example, your sub goals will be something like create a plot, create character back story and things like that. These are sub-goals that help you achieve your chief aim of becoming a best selling author. Then you create a habit to write 30 minutes every day. With time you will have your book done. Your first book might not take you to the best seller list, but repeat the process enough number of times and you hone your skill and you increase your chances. Irrespective of what the actual end outcome is, you will be much better off than the person who wants many different things but ended up doing nothing.

      I will update this article in a few weeks to help increase clarity.

      Let me know if this clarifies.

    • Thank you Ofpad for response to my question. I’m very satisfied with the clarity and detailed explanation relative to my question. Eventually, I have found a mentor from a far.

  3. Think and grow rich gives a platform for your whole life. I eneded up on this page with the aim to find out how to write one for my self, and oh boy, I am happy I did. I am happy I read about Bruce Lee story. I knew he was using the principles but I did not made the connection to Think and Grow Rich. Having such figure to remind me what is possible to achieve when one moves with a definite purpouse gives me so much motivation and faith in my self.
    You can find how to write your whole life platform at this youtube video at minute 35 Napoleon Hill – Purpose – Rare Recordings I
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw8xfT541eQ
    Maybe the admins can integrate the video and the notes when the article is updated.

  4. I was wondering if you could tell me if my definite chief aim is specific enough… I, Kobe, will make $10,000,000 by my 26th birthday through online businesses while inspiring, motivating, and helping the youth. I will also find inner peace, happiness, and freedom to live the life I want… I wasn’t sure if I should find a specific online business or if that was ok. Thanks!

    • Hi Kobe,

      Yes. It is specific enough. However, you can tweak it when you do decide on something. The whole point of having a major definite purpose is to have an unwavering focus on one particular thing. Don’t make the mistake of jumping from one thing to the next.

  5. Can you please give me some feedback on my Statement

    I, MSS , will have in my possession £20,000,000 by the 1st of January 2027. I will accumulate this money over the years through my investments and businesses in agriculture, property development and other business opportunities that I will come accross
    I will have discipline and a great personality, being an inspiration to everyone whom I come in to contact with so that I am able to run my business empire effectively.
    I will live my life full of joy and piece of mind

  6. *Definite Major Purpose of My Life*

    I will own and run three businesses namely
    1.Shops at various points in Wenchi
    2.Goat and sheep animal farm
    3.Main distributor of drinks in Wenchi.

    in five years time…thus 2022 from now.

    In return, I’ll offer 50% of my monthly salary from the employment I get and 25% of any money i get outside my employment for the start-up as a means of raising the capital needed for the businesses.
    I’ll pay the salaries of those who will work for me on time n in full in order to get it accomplished. I’ll work very hard for the person who employs me.
    I’ll render quality services to persons who seek my services in a more welcoming way in order to get extra money to build up the start-up capital.

    Please is this a good one?

    • Hi Boniface,

      The main aim of having a major definite purpose is to have a single minded focus on one thing, making it your life’s purpose. This will help you focus your energy to achieve that one thing instead of chasing multiple different things in life. So instead of trying to achieve 3 different things by 2022, focus on just one (preferably the easiest to achieve). You can take up the other two, after you have achieved the first one.

      An imperfect plan is missing from your major definite purpose. You need to make one. It can be to raise capital or anything which is the next step that takes you forward in achieving a particular goal. Once you make the perfect plan you need to put it into action immediately.

  7. *Definite chief purpose*

    I’ll have in my possession Gh¢ 200,000.00 by 31st December, 2023. I’ll accumulate this money through the profits i generate by running a shop for selling electrical accessories and providing mobile money vending services.

    In return,
    I’ll pay my monthly tithe regularly.
    I’ll give out 50% of my monthly salary I get from the employment I get.
    I’ll give out 25% of all income I get outside my employment.
    I’ll pay whoever works with and for me in full and on time.

    Plan.
    1. I’ll find out the cost of buying materials and workmanship for a welder to put up a container for me. Once that is done, I’ll start saving to raise the capital needed while I convince the welder the commence welding together the container.
    2. Look for a good location to put my container. Ask my Dad to assist me in getting a suitable location for the business.
    3. Get two persons (a guy and a lady) to be the salesman. They should have good skills in maintaining customers and should be welcoming.
    4. I’ll get one person who is confident and convincing enough to go to various construction sites to present to them a proposal for supplying electrical accessories at a cool price.

    Wat of this?

  8. Boniface. Focus on the 20% that will bring you 80% of what you seek. Your statement is a work in progress. You will know its the perfect statement when you no longer seek to get validation from others. I would advise this, make it very accurate, brief and concise (ABC). What you have here is a plan rather than a definitive chief purpose. As Ofpad advises, focus on 1 thing right now (that will bring you 80% of what you seek). This brings you closer to your ultimate goal of a successful businessman. Take action & create good habits (example: every morning ask yourself “what action do I need to take today that will take me closer to my goal”). All these little actions, done consistently through good habits will eventually amount to your success. Good luck brother

  9. Hi, What Do You Think About This Statement Is , Any Changes You Would Suggest?
    I, AA, will have in my possession 333,000,000 T by the 1st day of Farvardin 1399, which will come to me in various amounts from time to time during the interim. In return for this money i will give the most valuable service of which i am capable, rendering the fullest possible quantity, and the best possible quality of service in the capacity of a creative android developer and entrepreneur.
    I will become one of the top creative android developers and one of the most successful, wealthy and famous entrepreneurs of my country and use my creative ideas to develop and market highly useful and valuable android applications selling anywhere from 1 to 10 million or more to my loving customers.
    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 immediately, when it is received.”

    I copied the example from Think And Grow Rich and made some changes, Is this okay or is there anything I should change?
    By the way, I also want to ask if this is realistic, this goal is for 20 Month from now, I have some background in java programming but no knowledge or experience in android development, but if I can discipline myself and work with persistence, Will I be able to earn this money in less than 2 years. This money is equivalent to about 100,000.00 Dollars. I don’t know what you can buy with 100,000 dollars in america, but it’s worth a lot in my country, and I’ve calculated everything I want to buy and have by that time and come up with that specific number.

    • Definitely possible if you take consistent action every day. Would suggest you read this article and apply the things you learn https://ofpad.com/how-to-form-a-habit/ Maybe build a freelancer/business habits.

      Important thing is to take action every day and make slow and steady progress.

      All the best Aria.

  10. Does this work if the goal is not money? My goals mostly involve the person I am now vs the person I want to be, and I am not sure how to be specific with that.

    • Think of the identity of the person you want to be. If you don’t know what identity you want to form, identify a person who you look up to in the real world. Someone who you want to be like or someone whose success you want to emulate. Your goal can be to have the same or similar level of success as your role mode. The things you will do in return for this success can be things they did to achieve thier level of success. For example if you want to be a better basket ball player. You have Kobe Bryant as a role model and try to achieve similar level of success. To become like Kobe you train and practice like Kobe.

      Hope this helps you come up with a specific definite chief aim. The goal itself is irrelevant. It is simply there to provide you with a direction. Build your identity and you are on the road to success. The goal of finding success is different for each person. Success does not have to equal money or riches. But a funny thing happens on the road to success, money usually follows you around.

      Hope this helped.

  11. My desire and passion is making natural skin care products that are safe and effective that cause no harm but is a solution! In return im am willing to give my time , effort, dedication , commitment , knowledge and imagination for the greater good of my consumers and my company and brand . By November 10th 2018 my business will be open to the public and all legal aspects tooken care of signed Shemani Jackson SpaMeMani owner

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