“There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.”
Kimberly Sena Moore began her excellent private practice e-book with this quote from Napoleon Hill, then before diving into great guidelines and insights on establishing and expanding a successful music therapy business, she first asks you to reflect on your highest priorities. She references Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich (1937) in asking you to illuminate your own Definite Major Purpose (DMP). It is “the one thing you want to accomplish in your life. It is your main mission in life. Think of it as a personal mission statement.” (More on mission statements here.)
“Defining your DMP will also bring you much needed clarity. You will find it easier to make decisions, to focus on the task at hand, and to have the drive to keep working at it until itʼs complete. You will inevitably feel frustrated, angry, stuck, and depressed during your private practice journey. But if you are clear with your DMP, you will have the drive and focus to keep going during the tough times.”
Whether we are entrepreneurs or not, let us take a few minutes to wonder… What is your DMP?