I"m currently studying the works Of Napoleon Hill. If you've studied or read his books you will be aware of is constant suggestion of developing a "Definite Chief Aim in life"

My question is...Can we have more than one definite chief aim? for example, Career aim, health aim, personal aim ect...

Thank you in advanced. I hope my question is clear.

asked 22 Feb '10, 16:42

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Chris 2

I am a Mom. Moms wear multiple hats (lol!). But raising my children was my chief aim for many years, and now that my children have grown, I am trying to get through college. That is a new aim for me. But I never thought of "good health" as being a chief aim- I'd better look into that...(another chuckle). But I think, yes, you can have more than one goal in life. I have been pounding away at the piano for years, and have worked my way up to Beethoven Sonatas and the more complicated Bach Inventions. That has been another aim in my life: to be a decent piano player. So, yes, I think you can have more than one aim, one goal- I guess my chief aim is to be a good Christian and to do God's Will. The rest will follow, I believe.

Blessings, Jai


answered 22 Feb '10, 18:04

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We can have as many aims as we like but when we try to divide our energy up in too many directions, I think it can become scattered and not as powerful. I think it is better to try to focus on one thing at a time and when that is realized move on to the next, this way we are utilizing the full potential of our energy. I don't perceive health as being an aim but rather a natural state and the more we can take our mind off the body and leave it to higher intelligence to look after the better it will feel - I'm not saying to neglect it, nourish it and take care of the physical needs; where healing is needed use the technique that resonates most with your belief system because if you believe it will work then it will work.


answered 22 Feb '10, 19:20

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I think what Napoleon means is that your life will have some central theme, and that other compatible themes will revolve around it. For example, good health is compatible with most any aim purpose or vocation.

Conversely, I don't believe that you can choose two opposing aims. Being a concert pianist is incompatible with being a terrorist, for example.


answered 22 Feb '10, 17:25

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