Definiteness of Purpose

Story: Definiteness of Purpose

by Napoleon Hill

I want to describe my discovery in the simplest terms possible, because it will reveal to you why it is true that whatever YOUR MIND CAN CONCEIVE AND BELIEVE, YOUR MIND CAN ACHIEVE, regardless of how many times you may have failed in the past, or how lofty your aims and hopes may be.

I caught my first fleeting glimpse of this profound law which provides the means by which we may choose our own purpose in life and attain it, while I was being coached by Andrew Carnegie, during the organization of the Science of Success philosophy. I had just finished telling Mr. Carnegie that I feared he had chosen the wrong person to give the world the first practical philosophy of personal success, because of my youth, my lack of education and my lack of finances.

At this point Mr. Carnegie delivered a lecture I shall never forget, because it changed my entire life and paved the way for my helping to change the lives of millions of people, some of them not yet born.

“Let me call your attention to a great power which is under your control,” said Mr. Carnegie, — “a power which is greater than poverty – greater than the lack of education – greater than all your fears and self-limitations – a power which is the one and only thing you control completely – IT IS THE PRIVILEGE OF CONTROLLING YOUR OWN MIND AND DIRECTING IT TO THE ATTAINMENT OF WHATEVER ENDS YOU DESIRE.

Napoleon Hill

 

 

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