Week 8 ~ Stop It! Seriously… Stop It! Stop It! Stop It!

Got a little 411 for the old Blue Print…

Stop It!    Stop It!   Stop It!   Stop It!   Stop It!   Stop It!   Stop It! 

You Will Not Win…

cause I’m gonna…

Do It Now!  Do It Now!  Do It Now!  Do It Now!  Do It Now!  Do It Now!          Do It Now!  Do It Now!  Do It Now!  Do It Now!  Do It Now!  Do It Now!          Do It Now!  Do It Now!  Do It Now!  Do It Now!  Do It Now!  Do It Now!    

So…

I Can Be what I WILL to BE!      I Can Be what I WILL to BE!                                     I Can Be what I WILL to BE!      I Can Be what I WILL to BE!                                     I Can Be what I WILL to BE!      I Can Be what I WILL to BE!                                    I Can Be what I WILL to BE!      I Can Be what I WILL to BE!                                   I Can Be what I WILL to BE!      I Can Be what I WILL to BE!

This has been a long and winding week. It’s 12:37am EST and I have beeeeeen up since 6am this morning. Got home late tonight and decided this would Get Done Now.

Wanted to comment on a couple things that stood out to me in reading Haanel this week.

First was on that first page where he mentions it isn’t good to hate, not even the bad. He compares Emerson to Carlyle and the differences between their lives.

And I quote ~

“Emerson loved the good and his life was a symphony of peace and harmony, Carlyle hated the bad, and his life was a record of perpetual discord and inharmony.”

Personally I’m inclined to agree in the past I hadn’t really given it much thought but in regards to the Law of Attraction walking around with the thought of hate for anything will put one further from harmony. As has been mentioned the subconscious isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed so it’s going to key on that negative energy and manifest some undesirable results, so I would imagine. Wouldn’t you agree? This also goes right along with the mental diet we are working to manifest, as difficult as that may seem at times it’s going to be baby steps at first. But, if we keep at it we Will get better, never will be perfect, but definitely better.

The other is the Sanskrit at the end.

“Look To This Day For it is Life, the very Life of Life. In Its brief course lie all the Verities and Realities of your existence; The Bliss of Growth; The Glory of Action; The Splendor fo Beauty; For Yesterday is but a Dream, And tomorrow is only a Vision: But Today well lived makes every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness, and Every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope. Look well, therefor, to This Day!”

This really hit me and I just love the way it is put. How Great it Will Be CREATING more abundant collections of “Yesterdays that are Dreams of Happiness” and always having Beautiful Tomorrows in “Visions of Hope” while “Living Today Well”!    Oh the joy of  The Bliss of Growth ~ Glory of Action ~ Splendor of Beauty!

Thanks for stopping in!

Have a Great Day!

PS ~ BFO This blog is done on time. Yeah! I’m so excited, tired but excited.

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Week 7 ~ Surprise… Surprise… Surprise…

Soooooo….. What is the big Surprise…

Well, for me the realization of…

or as someone Else’s(Mark J) term I heard/learned recently…

BFOBrilliant Flash of the Obvious!

The “Law of Attraction” is always in Action.

It’s…

…shall we say…         IMMUTABLE

Which is to say ~ always at work ~ never takes a break ~ relentless ~ persistent ~ etc…

I could go on but I think you get the point.

i” know I do.

Fact is it works both ways. Both for the Positive & Negative “THOUGHTS & VISIONS” we focus on whether by choice or default. When I first heard about this law I wanted to think of the positive, however, past & current negative thoughts & visions have their effects in regards to this Law as well. (Doesn’t that make one feel warm and fuzzy)LOL;o)

Not really what we want to hear but oh so true.

To change the outer world we must change the inner world. Now that I am aware I am better able to make positive change following Haanels, Og’s, & the MKMMA’s guidance and support.

From Haanel Lesson 7 (With Positive Focus & Vision, for SURE!!!)

8. What three steps are necessary in order to bring this law into operation?
                     Earnest Desire, Confident Expectation, Firm Demand.

1 more BFO ~

This blog is a week late, much to my dismay, but… I have no one to blame but myself, as I heard on my drive home we have access to Unlimited energy and ability regardless of the distractions.

I must maintain my Focus and continue implementing with the following always in mind.

  My Earnest Desire!    My Confident Expectation!    My Firm Demand!

Thanks for stopping by…

Have a Great Day!

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Week 6 ~ Step by Step

Step by Step, Minute to minute I walked thru this week accomplished many thing I planned and intended to do. Some things, due to the natural course of the weeks events I didn’t get accomplished. Such is Life. One of the things we are doing on this journey is repeating some statements to build self confidence and to help change and develop new habits. “Do it now”(25 times twice daily) & “I can BE what I WILL to BE”(20 times once daily)… This week has been a challenge for me and I have started to repeat these more than the minimum has helped me a great deal.

It’s Friday and I’m doing my blog before I do my evening reading and go to bed.

Last Saturday our grandson turned 1. What a joy to be around him. He is a MAJOR joy to be around. He is starting to walk more and more. He never lets his stumbling keep him from continuing to try, try again. The other night he walked from one end of the house to the other without help, without stumbling or falling down. My journey is much like him learning to walk for I am learning to walk a new path in life and he is learning to walk as he is always seeing us walk.

At the end of the Lesson we’ve been reading this week is a poem from Larson. Here it is in its entirety.

“That a man can change himself, improve himself, re-create himself, control his
environment, and master his own destiny is the conclusion of every mind who is
wide-awake to the power of right thought in constructive action”

Time for me to do my end of day readings and go to be.

May all your days be a Blessing!

 

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Week 5 ~ It’s Monday… I should have done this last Friday…

Hello :o)

Hope you are having a good day and that you had a great weekend.

I am digressing on this post. I should have had it done last Friday or first thing Saturday morning. But that didn’t happen. I didn’t “Get’er Done”. Didn’t “Do it Now”… It was a long week didn’t feel good all week. Ever had a cold, bronchitis, and been sick for 4 or more weeks. Well that is where I was at the end of last week. Today is the first day I was able to get through the day without having a major coughing episode. Yea!

I’m not looking for any sympathy, we’ve all been there done that. You do the best you can regardless.

So why go on about this? (Good question?   maybe?    maybe not?   TBD)

Well…

It was my goal at the beginning of last week to “Get’er Done” to “Do it Now” BUT that didn’t happen. I FAILED to make it happen. Did the world stop because I didn’t make it happen? Didn’t reach my goal? NO it didn’t. Rarely is it ever. So many times we make things up in our mind to be worse than they actually are. Ever done that? Ever come to realize, after the fact, that it just wasn’t as bad as you made it out to be in your mind?

I have. Maybe you have to. Something I’ve learned is… Failure doesn’t have to be fatal. Couldn’t it inspire you to try harder, be more determined. Especially if you are like me and have developed the habit of procrastination.

Now this is something I want to fail at.     Procrastination…   That IS…

Wouldn’t it be great to fail at Procrastination? You know that habit of putting off till later what you could get done now… That is a place I want to be in more often. The place where I make it happen and no longer “put it off till later” and start to Succeed at “Doing it Now”. I will make it to that place, I will fail my way to success. I will overcome procrastination.

I have one more thing to share. I have an audio I like to listen to from time to time. It is a recording of a Success Symposium that occurred back in 2009, I think. Stedman Graham was one of the speakers and he recited a poem that I love to listen to. His whole talk was great but what I wanted to share is this poem. Hope it touches you as it has me.

“The Race” by Dee Groberg

Whenever I start to hang my head in front of failure’s face,
my downward fall is broken by the memory of a race.
A children’s race, young boys, young men; how I remember well,
excitement sure, but also fear, it wasn’t hard to tell.
They all lined up so full of hope, each thought to win that race
or tie for first, or if not that, at least take second place.
Their parents watched from off the side, each cheering for their son,
and each boy hoped to show his folks that he would be the one.

The whistle blew and off they flew, like chariots of fire,
to win, to be the hero there, was each young boy’s desire.
One boy in particular, whose dad was in the crowd,
was running in the lead and thought “My dad will be so proud.”
But as he speeded down the field and crossed a shallow dip,
the little boy who thought he’d win, lost his step and slipped.
Trying hard to catch himself, his arms flew everyplace,
and midst the laughter of the crowd he fell flat on his face.
As he fell, his hope fell too; he couldn’t win it now.
Humiliated, he just wished to disappear somehow.

But as he fell his dad stood up and showed his anxious face,
which to the boy so clearly said, “Get up and win that race!”
He quickly rose, no damage done, behind a bit that’s all,
and ran with all his mind and might to make up for his fall.
So anxious to restore himself, to catch up and to win,
his mind went faster than his legs. He slipped and fell again.
He wished that he had quit before with only one disgrace.
“I’m hopeless as a runner now, I shouldn’t try to race.”

But through the laughing crowd he searched and found his father’s face
with a steady look that said again, “Get up and win that race!”
So he jumped up to try again, ten yards behind the last.
“If I’m to gain those yards,” he thought, “I’ve got to run real fast!”
Exceeding everything he had, he regained eight, then ten…
but trying hard to catch the lead, he slipped and fell again.
Defeat! He lay there silently. A tear dropped from his eye.
“There’s no sense running anymore! Three strikes I’m out! Why try?
I’ve lost, so what’s the use?” he thought. “I’ll live with my disgrace.”
But then he thought about his dad, who soon he’d have to face.

“Get up,” an echo sounded low, “you haven’t lost at all,
for all you have to do to win is rise each time you fall.
Get up!” the echo urged him on, “Get up and take your place!
You were not meant for failure here! Get up and win that race!”
So, up he rose to run once more, refusing to forfeit,
and he resolved that win or lose, at least he wouldn’t quit.
So far behind the others now, the most he’d ever been,
still he gave it all he had and ran like he could win.
Three times he’d fallen stumbling, three times he rose again.
Too far behind to hope to win, he still ran to the end.

They cheered another boy who crossed the line and won first place,
head high and proud and happy — no falling, no disgrace.
But, when the fallen youngster crossed the line, in last place,
the crowd gave him a greater cheer for finishing the race.
And even though he came in last with head bowed low, unproud,
you would have thought he’d won the race, to listen to the crowd.
And to his dad he sadly said, “I didn’t do so well.”
“To me, you won,” his father said. “You rose each time you fell.”

And now when things seem dark and bleak and difficult to face,
the memory of that little boy helps me in my own race.
For all of life is like that race, with ups and downs and all.
And all you have to do to win is rise each time you fall.
And when depression and despair shout loudly in my face,
another voice within me says, “Get up and win that race!”

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Week 4 ~ In the Habit of Habit?

What habits am I in the Habit of?

This weeks lesson has focused on Thought and how thoughts lead to feelings, beliefs and actions. Thoughts lead to Habits, things we do regularly without having to think much about when doing or even thinking(thought habits). Some habits are good some are not so good, some habits are likely adopted from comments or judgements of others that struck us a certain way. We thought about that comment/judgement then determined how strongly we do or don’t feel regarding this external input and if we feel strongly enough we may have decided to change something we do or think.

The following excerpts are from Lesson 4 of Charles Haanels ” The Master Key System”

“This part will show you why what you think, or do, or feel, is an indication of what you are.”

And then the next paragraph starts off with

“Thought is energy and energy is power…”

I am learning so many new details regarding thoughts and habits and how I am such a creature of Habit that it is, at times, simply Overwhelming. I have learned from some previous adventures in self improvement/development that at this specific point in time I AM the accumulation of all my past experiences, as we all are, and the habits, the thoughts, the beliefs, the actions and the personality characteristics all come together in one Unique ME:)

Here is the Wikipedia definition of Habit – A Habit (or wont) is a routine of behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur unconsciously.

Good news is I have some GOOD habits. Bad news is I have some BAD habits. GOOD news is I CAN CHANGE. I can change my habits. In the definition above it mentions that Habits tend to occurUnconsciously“. The term Auto-Pilot comes to mind. How much time passes where we are on Auto-Pilot and frustrated for what ever reason and never come to the realization that we have the power to change. Or at the other end of this how fortunate are we that some things happen unconsciously. One of the major things that comes to my mind thinking about the Habit & the Unconscious actions is that this in reality is the “Sub-Conscious or Subby”, as Mark is fond of saying, running the show so we can consciously focus on other less routine tasks.

In our daily reading this last month one of the statements that really sticks out to me is…

“I have surrendered my free will to the years of accumulated habits and the past deeds of my life have already marked out a path which threatens to imprison my future.” (From Og Mandino’s book “The Greatest Salesman in the World” Chapter 8 ‘The Scroll Marked 1’ page 43, 2015 Jaico printing)

This may sound extreme but to be honest with ones self it is a real reality. It is possible to become the prisoner of ones habits and if these habits are bad habits then this is… Unfortunate! To say the least. But at the same time one can come to realize change is possible and one does not need to be imprisoned to the bad habits developed in the past. One can create new Habits based on new thoughts and new understandings and new possibilities. One can also create new “Thought Habits”.

One of my bad habits that I am determined to let go of, do away with is Procrastination.

I PROMISE TO…   Repeat aloud daily “DO IT NOW”

I PROMISE TO…   Repeat aloud daily “I CAN BE what I WILL TO BE

It is my hope that you find this beneficial and that it may help you in some way as it has me.

Thanks for stopping by! & Please, leave a comment.

Peace be the Journey!

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Week 3 ~ Letting the Light With-In Us Shine

I remember back to when I was a little kid… there was a song we would sing in Sunday School class. I don’t remember all the words but here are some that I do.

“This little light of mine… I’m gonna let it shine”

As we grow and evolve in our journey though life the light that shined in us as little kids may dim due to how we internalize and process our life experiences. Not all have that happen but some or most do. How unfortunate.

This last week reading Lesson 3 I was taken back in time when reading Haanels comments referring to “The Solar Plexus and how it has been likened to the sun of the body”(3.5)

(Entire 3-5) The Solar Plexus has been likened to the sun of the body, because it is a central point of distribution for the energy which the body is constantly generating. This
energy is very real energy, and this sun is a very real sun, and the energy is being
distributed by very real nerves to all parts of the body, and is thrown off in an
atmosphere which envelopes the body.”

I love Irony it just amazes me at times how things in life circulate around and around…

I made major progress improving my DMP this week using “SMART” as a guide. I actually refer to my revised DMP as my “SMART DMP”. Last weeks webinar was very enlightening on how to better frame my DMP. Thank You Mark! You & the entire MKMMA Team are a truly amazing group of people, Love the Passion & Commitment;)

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Peace be the Journey!

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Week 2 ~ I only thought I Knew?

“Our difficulties are largely due to confused ideas and ignorance of our true interests.” Charles F. Haanel

What a start to lesson 2.

If only I knew what I thought I knew that I thought I knew…

I have come to the conclusion that the more I come to know the more there is that I really “Don’t Know”. Learning more leads me to the discovery that there is soooo much more that I don’t know. Another thought I’ve heard regarding this is “It’s what you learn after You know it All that matters most”

It is truly amazing what all the “Subby”  does. I thought I knew but now I have a new respect for “Subby”

I have been behind this hole week and being sick hasn’t really helped.

Thrilled to be on this Journey;-)

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