Definite Chief Aim Statement from Napoleon Hill Think And Grow Rich Book

Definite Chief Aim Statement

(from Napoleon HillÕs book, ÒThink & Grow RichÓ, Chapter on Autosuggestion)
ÒÉCreate a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once to put this
plan into actionÉ The instructions given in connection with the six steps in the
chapter will now be summarized, and blended with the principles covered by this
chapter, as follows:

1. Go into some quiet spot (preferable in bed at night where you will not be
disturbed or interrupted, close your eyes, and repeat aloud (so you may hear
your own words) the written statement of the amount of money you intend
to accumulate, the time limit for its accumulation, and a description of the
service or merchandise you intend to give in return for the money. As you
carry out these instructions, see yourself already in possession of the

For example, suppose that you intend to accumulate $50,000 by the first of
January, five years hence, that you intend to give personal services in return
for the money, in the capacity of a salesman. Your written statement of your
purpose should be similar to the following:

ÒBy the first day of January, 20.., I will have in my possession $50,000,
which will come to me in various amounts from time to time during the interim.
ÒIn return for this money I will give the most efficient service of which I am
capable, rendering the fullest possible quantity, and the best possible quality of
service in the capacity of salesman of ÉÉ (describe the service or merchandise
you intend to sell).

ÒI 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, when it is received.Ó

2. Repeat this program night and morning until you can see (in your imagination)
the money you intend to accumulate.

3. Place a written copy of your statement where you can see it night and
morning, and read it just before retiring, and upon arising until it has been

Remember, as you carry out these instructions, that you are applying the
principle of autosuggestion for the purpose of giving orders to your subconscious
mind. Remember also that your subconscious mind will act only upon instructions
which are emotionalized and handed over to it with Òfeeling.Ó Faith is the
strongest and most productive of the emotions.Ó
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