Your definite chief aim must be written down and committed to memory. It must be written down on a daily basis and placed where you can review it at least once a day. The mind works as such that we act in harmony with our dominating thoughts. The stronger we feel about those thoughts, the more our behavior lines up. It is amazing that when we think about not spilling the hot coffee, we always seem to get second degree burns. One key thing that must occur when you write down your goals and dreams is that it must be handwritten to achieve the desired effect. The effect of the written words and the mind is very powerful. Those words are committed to memory and recalled faster when a simple composition pad and pen is used.
A human is born to be powerful. The inborn in him are vast. Each standard human being is provided with a entire set of faculties which, if accurately utilized and exactly used, will assure victory, a mounting victory. Man is formed for improvement. Every human being has within himself the faculty for unending development. Development into everything is the universal law’s impressive intention. By finding out how to do with the Law of success in promoting that objective, man may build himself into better and greater success.
It is one of the few things in life that we can’t do without active thinking. There are certain things that we perform without thinking, especially when we are on autopilot. When is the last time you got home from work and had no clue which route you took to get there. When we get into our car, it is like the car has a mind of its own. It is imperative that a book and pen is used to record and review your goals and dreams.
Your goals and dreams must be personal to you. I remember when I was in college I always wanted to own a home at the age of twenty seven years old. I did not achieve it till I was thirty years old; I was brutal on myself for those three years of not achieving my goal. I did more damage to the success of that goal in the way.
Tending the Crops While the crop is growing, the farmer needs to tend and protect the growing plants. The field needs to be watered, treated to prevent insect infestation, fenced to protect the young plants from animals who would feed on the crop. A person working towards success must also protect his crop. Positive associations are needed to continue the growth of the ideas plants. Negative people and negative ideas must be protected against. Learning about himself and his endeavors (books, classes, further reading) can fertilize the ideas, making them grow stronger and faster. Persistence is needed to weather the storms of depression and impatience which can threaten the crop of success.
The daily regimen of reading your goals is the final ingredient in allowing your definite chief aim to saturate your subconscious mind. This acceptance of your chief aim by the subconscious mind will dominate your activities in your life. Napoleon Hill equates this level of achievement very similar to auto-suggestion. Napoleon Hill as it is written in “Think and Grow Rich” believes that “so as a man thinketh so is he”.