First, Have A Definite, Clear Practical Ideal; A Goal… – Aristotle.

First, Have A Definite, Clear Practical Ideal; A Goal... - Aristotle.

In this post, we are going to explain a quote by Aristotle which says: “First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.”


In this quote, Aristotle gives us the 3 basic steps we can take to achieve our ideals, goals, and objectives in life.

The number one step is to give birth to the ideal, goal, or objective.

This entails what you really want to achieve in life.

It could be a short term like buying a new car or material things or a long term like getting a college degree that will enable you to land a job.

Whatever you are seeking to achieve in life should clearly be defined, by you, at this point.

The number two thing is to check the means that will enable you to achieve your ideal, goal or objective.

For instance, if you want to buy a new car, you will definitely need money.

So you need to check if you already have the money upfront, and if not, then device the means you are going to take to raise the money.

Are you going to collect a loan or set aside a portion of your salary every month?

Noe checks how long it’s going to take you to meet up with any of the above, or other means of raising money.

The third and final step is to adjust your means to that end.

Now let’s say you want to buy a new car we gave an example above.

You must look to see the kind of car the money you raise or are going to raise will afford.

And once your means align with your goals, then there is nothing that will prevent you from achieving it.

Good luck!

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