Rick Gettle © 2006

Have A Definite Major Purpose In Life

What’s the most important thing you would like to accomplish in your lifetime? Try to define it in one paragraph, even if you have to keep rewriting it over a hundred times until it gets as clear as possible. It has to be the most important thing in your life. Mahatma Gandhi’s was to win independence from India’s rulers, the British, in a non-violent way. He succeeded. Martin Luther King’s was equality and the end of oppression for black people. Doctor Jonas Salk’s was the cure and end for polio. Thomas Edison’s was the incandescent light bulb. What’s yours? If you don’t currently have what you feel is a Definite Major Purpose in life, then make it your definite major purpose to find your Definite Major Purpose. It has to be something you want so bad that you think about it all of the time.

Be Willing To Stake Your Entire Existence On Achieving It

Once you know what your “DMP” is, then you have to - Be Willing To Stake Your Entire Existence On Achieving It.
There are many starters in life – but very few finishers. When the going gets tough, most people fold and give up. A person with a Definite Major Purpose never gives up – no matter how long and tough the road is; instead, they become more determined. Jack London was rejected over 600 times before he finally sold his first piece of writing. His books are still in the top 10 lists of all time best sellers.

Thomas Edison actually failed over 9,999 times before he perfected the incandescent light bulb, and over 5,000 times before he perfected the world’s first phonograph record player.

There will times when everything in you will tell you to quit – to stop trying, but if you hang in there eventually you will – you must succeed. Quitters never win and winners never quit.

Persistence is the power to hold on in spite of everything, to endure—this is the winner’s quality. Persistence is the ability to face defeat again and again without giving up—to push on in the face of great difficulty. Persistence means taking pains to overcome every obstacle, to do all that’s necessary to reach your goals. You win, because you refuse to become discouraged by your defeats. He conquers who endure.

Keep Intensifying Your Desire

There are many firemen in life, who will come along and put your fire of desire out. They will tell you all the reasons it won’t work or tell you to forget it, or, “You can’t do It.” You have to become an arsonist. An arsonist sets fires. Every morning when you wake up you have to rebuild your fire of desire. You have to eat it, sleep it, walk it, talk it, and concentrate on it until it becomes a red-hot burning obsessional desire that will eventually mow down all of the opposition you will face throughout the day and night, otherwise it will fizzle down to nothing. I’m not suggesting that you stop talking to or seeing your family and friends – what I’m saying is to keep focused day and night, seven days a week. This will bring into play the law of harmonious attraction that is like a magnet. You will eventually gravitate toward your desire.
The End

Rick Gettle
The Master Mind Alliance

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