Hill's first principle in The Science of Personal Achievement is, 'Definiteness of Purpose.' If I were to ask you, What do you want? What do you really really want to accomplish?' What would your answer be? Maybe you are yearning for more peace? Perhaps you would like to turn up your creative talents? Maybe you are hoping to make a physical move? Perhaps you are excited to transform your connection to your physical body? Maybe you want to change careers? Only YOU can honestly answer these question. By knowing your goal and knowing what you want- you prime your consciousness for success.
Hill encourages us towards our goals, “Do not wait: the time will never be 'just right'. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.” As your approach this first principle, which step could you take that would make the biggest difference, right now?
Success becomes a very personal quest, and the universality of this quest is that the seeker is certain about their goal. There is an unshakable clarity or trust in ones intuition. Once we are clear, we invite in clear thinking and clear actions naturally follow. Professional and personal goals require our constant tending.
I like to think of my goals like a groovy vegetable garden. I think of both sets of my grandparents who so faithfully tended to their harvests. They loved to work with the Earth and then share the fruits of their labors. How is your life like a garden? What seeds are you planting? How will you nurture this bountiful feast? Are you more concerned with your neighbor's garden than your own? Such rich questions to ponder! How can you create more value and less effort in your life by getting clear about what you would like to achieve?
Hill suggests that we answer some key questions in the starting point of achievement:
1. How much time will you give yourself to achieve this goal?
2. How will you know that you achieved it?
3. Is your success measurable?
5. Write out your goal in a clear, concise, positive manner.
6. Place your goal on an index card and display it in your home and office.
May you gain clarity and momentum in the pursuit of your goals!
May You Sweetly Seek:)