Too many of us simply drift through our lives, allowing fate to take us where it may. But a life without commitment is a life wasted, and so it’s important to live on purpose, and to make intentional choices every single day.
This is how you build a life that is truly yours—you put it together, choice by choice.
This is what people mean when they tell you to “take life by the horns.” There’s no magic to this statement. There’s no secret trick or unknown key to a successful life. The answer is just as simple as it is hard: you have to take responsibility for your life.
This means living with what Napoleon Hill once called a “definiteness of purpose. Hill was the author of the exceedingly popular self-help book, “Think and Grow Rich,” which has been helping people reach their dreams since the 1930s.
According to Hill, a definiteness of purpose—also known as a definite chief aim—is cultivated by, first, determining your specific desire, then establishing a timeline, price, and “imperfect plan” for achieving that desire. After you figure these things out, write them down in a concise statement of purpose.
Read this statement every morning and every night, according to Hill, and your purpose will become a part of your subconscious mind, increasing your drive. Finally, begin taking consistent, daily action that moves you toward your goal.
So, you might be wondering, what happens to a person who does this? Let’s find out 7 things that will happen when you take responsibility for your life.