What is your Definite Chief Aim? by Caryn Elizabeth on Mixcloud
What is a Definite Chief Aim?
Definite Chief Aim is another way of saying “our purpose”. Stephen Covey said “Think with the end in mind”, when you write down your purpose for living. Teaching our children to create a purpose statement will help them to go more directly to the success that is their birthright.
We as parents can stimulate our children to organize and direct to a definite end the forces of his or her mind thus harnessing the stupendous power which most people waste in spasmatic purposeless thought.
Singleness of purpose is essential for success no matter what may be ones idea of the definition of success. This calls for thought on many allied subjects as a fighter must learn many types of punches and exert himself in many forms of exercise to win the match.
The punching bag for speed and eye coordination, running for leg strength, proper food, and other forms of strength building to make him well rounded and ready to win in every battle.
The Battle For Achieving Your Definite Chief Aim
So do we need to stimulate our children regarding the training of their mind that will give them the needed information to grant them success in the battle of life.
The mind needs to develop success steps by habit and repetition using a variety of thought inspiring stimuli. Hopefully as you read and study this series of leadership posts for the benefit of your children, it will stimulate ideas for your own leadership education.
To get an in depth study of these principles, you may want to get a copy of “Think And Grow Rich” by Napolean Hill.
In sharing these principles with your children, both parent and child need take the stand that no man knows enough about any worthwhile subject to entitle him to feel that he has the last word on that subject.
It is wise and honest that we wipe out ignorance and make way for some of the useful truths of life.
Being Teachable While Pursuing Your Definite Chief Aim
Humility is a for-runner of success. Until we become humble in our own heart, we are not apt to benefit from the thoughts and experiences of others.
Training ourselves and our children to be teachable will take us much further in life. As parents, forcing children to do things teaches them to compete for power. Rather, explaining to our children the benefits of listening only to those who have what we want and are the kind of person we want to become, we are helping them tremendously.
The bottom line is that our children need to develop a mindset that includes the value of having a definite chief aim in life. Using the examples of our heroes, our children should write down the way they want to be remembered when they die.
While this may seem daunting to you, children have great imaginations and can come up with plenty of ways they want to be remembered. This forms their definite chief aim in life.
An Exercise To Establish Your Definite Chief Aim
Perhaps the both of you can do an exercise. Take 20 minutes and on white lined paper take a blue pen and answer this question, “Why am I here?”.
As you keep writing reasons why you are here, you will see similarities and after a while, your sentences will become more clear and simpler. When you have written for about 20 minutes, you should have a very good sentence you can post in your journal, on notes around your home, in your car, locker, notebook or inside your bike helmet or on your mirror.
This is your definite chief aim. Any child who comes up with one and aims to reach for that purpose will have an extremely high chance of achieving that purpose.
This will help your child to be a leader over his life.
- Peers will not shake him.
- Obstacles will be only temporary setbacks.
- He’ll look for friends to help him get to that end.
The shortest distance between 2 points is a straight line and a chief aim helps us get to where we are headed as if it were a magnet drawing us to it.
Help your child become the leader over his own life. Help him or her write his purpose statement and share yours with him. In humility, you will both become accountable to each other through life as you reach for that definite chief aim!