I’m a firm believer in the Law of Attraction. As a certified consultant with the Proctor Gallagher Institute, I’ve been trained directly by Bob Proctor, one of the stars of the hit movie The Secret, to apply this universal law and know that we become what we think about. This is nothing new and has been applied throughout the centuries by Roman emperors, military generals, leaders in the industrial age to technology thought leaders and movie stars. However, the one thing I feel is missing from the movie The Secret and from most people who try to apply this law is ACTION. In fact, it is part of the word attraction.
The definition of action: the fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim.
An aim is another word for a goal and in the book Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill is very clear that having a clearly defined goal, or chief aim, is essential to achieve success in anything you are going after.
Hill outlined three specific steps that transform desire into fulfillment of a goal:
- Burning desire
- Definite purpose
- Appropriate action to achieve that purpose.
All three of these elements are essential if you want to experience success.
Hill goes on to write: “A definite chief aim is a specific, clearly-defined statement of purpose. It has the power to guide your subconscious mind. It transforms your attitude from pessimism into positive expectation.”