In 1883 Napoleon Hill was born in a one-room cabin, in Southwest Virginia, an area that I know well having lived from my teen years until around 2003. As a teen he began writing for small-town newspapers in the area of Wise County, Virginia.
I was reading them this morning and was amazed at how relevant they are after all of these years. I want to take the next few weeks and discuss them on this blog.
1: Definiteness of Purpose
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. You should have one high, desirable, outstanding goal, and keep it ever before you.
John Maxwell has told us that the two most important days in a person’s life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Steven Covey wrote in the 7 Habits of Highly Effective people that we should begin with the end in mind. In Proverbs it says “Without vision the people will perish.”
What is your purpose? Why are you doing what you do? Are your reasons strong enough to drive you? Will it make you go the extra mile?
Please share your thoughts and comments on Mr. Hill’s principles. I look forward to your input.
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