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What is your major goal in life?

Simply stated, this concept relates to your major purpose in life. What drives you, what is your passion, what are your goals, what do you enjoy and love to do so much that it is not “work” for you but something you would do anyway even if you didn’t get paid for it? Build a business around it, using as many of these principles as you can.

Your enthusiasm and “passion” will fuel your actions when your spirit is tested in difficult times.

Napolean Hill describes this and 12 other principles in Think and Grow Rich. This timeless classic is the cornerstone of many fortunes, and belongs in the library of any serious student of wealth.

In Big Bucks!, Ken Blanchard describes four tests, three of which will help determine your business success:

  • The Test of Joy: You can’t make money unless you’re having fun
  • The Test of Purpose: You can’t make money unless making money is more important than having fun
  • The Test of Creativity: Income less expenses equals profit

The final test relates to significance and gives meaning to the first three tests and to the quality of your life: Perpetual Prosperity comes to those who help others.

Read about “The Tombstone Test” under the ‘Apply This Concept’ area.

Apply This Concept
Imagine yourself lying in a casket. You are at your own funeral. People from all walks of life have come to pay their final respects. What would you like them to say about you? In 25 words or less, write down what each of the following people would inscribe on your tombstone: Your spouse A family member A business associate A close friend A member of your church or community You are "seeing" the end result first, and that magnetizes results to your actions. Live your life day by day, keeping these highly focused values of yours in mind. Review them periodically, and make changes as you continue to evolve.
Further Reading
The Science of Getting Rich
Big Bucks!
Think and Grow Rich
Life Strategies
Laws of Wealth
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