This section is from the book "Applications of Psychology to the Problems of Personal and Business Efficiency", by Warren Hilton. Also available from Amazon: Psychology and Achievement - Applied Psychology 12 Volume Set.
YOU cannot accomplish any thing until you first determine definitely just what it is to be.
A mere general wish for success in one line or another will never do. Every man has, in more or less hazy fashion, that general desire.
Before you summon all the forces of your being to a concerted attack be sure that you know just what you want, what one thing most and first of all.
You are called upon to specify, to specify definitely and immediately, the one big thing.
What one material thing do you most ardently desire? What one personal trait or quality do you at once require for the attainment of your highest ambition?
No one can solve this question for you. You must yourself create this factor. You must yourself clearly and definitely resolve and formulate before you can create.