A very helpful habit to get into is writing your goals down daily, and yes, that means writing them over and over again. I’m not unique in this suggestion—many others have said the same—but I would add that you should also write down your “life’s thesis,” and that is “the thing that you want to establish.”

In his book, Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill referred to this as “your definite chief aim in life.” However you want to define it, what’s important is that you constantly rehearse this in your own mind.

I prefer to call it a “life’s thesis” because a thesis is the most important aspect of any large piece of writing whether a master’s thesis, doctoral thesis, or a book. Academics create a “precise” thesis statement in order to LIMIT what they’ll research and write about.

For example, you can’t have a thesis statement that says, “I want to write about love,” because the research would be endless. Instead, one would have to say, “My thesis is about the concept of love in English Victorian literature from 1837 – 1900.” Much more specific than “love” and therefore limiting how much to research.

The more precise your life’s thesis is, the better you’ll able to focus your mind, time, money, energy, and so on. We waste a lot of time because we lack a precise thesis. We end up doing too much that has nothing to do with what we’re trying to establish with our lives, and this is what can litter history with personal failure.

This is a hugely important topic, so I’m devoting this week in my private coaching group to determining a chief aim in life. As always, I show the first episode of each new series on my blog. Watch Episode 1 of Your Chief Aim in Life below:

If you’d like to join my Life Domination Online Coaching Group, you can learn about it here. It’s only $19.97 per month, and that provides you access to all the videos—as well as the archives of past teaching series—as well as an invitation to the private Facebook group where the videos are shown.

The best part is that you’ll be in that private group along with me and other committed people just like you. I can’t begin to tell you how encouraging it is. You’ll receive the daily support you’re looking for to help you create your best life.


C. J. Ortiz
C. J. Ortiz

My mission is to help equip people to maximize their resources for a purpose greater than themselves. That's what my own mentors and teachers have done for me, and I'm paying it forward. Life can be merciless, and the world can be a messed up place, so what's needed is a stronger people that can both endure and overcome in life. My motto is, "In whatever you do, don't suck! Metal up!"

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