Where to begin. This week’s webinar had so much in it that I was completely charged over and over again. Every week the revelations get better and better. The tools get more applicable and the information just keeps building on what we have been doing that I cannot keep from sharing.
We are at 20 weeks now. Webinars, exercises, flash cards, posters, recordings, affirmations, reading, reading and more reading. Sitting and thinking. It’s enough to make your head spin. But the coolest thing is, if I miss one, I feel like I have lost something. Like I have lost a day, or a part of the day that I was supposed to apply the practices and help myself get better. If I miss a reading, an affirmation or any of the multiple things we are doing on a daily basis, I feel sad. Like I have let myself down, because I have. All of these activities are changing my world within. They are helping me break out of the shell I have felt like I’ve been living in for decades.
For years I have felt like I am just this close to breaking out of this self imposed glass ceiling, or cement casing as it were. I have felt like I’m on the verge of attaining my true identity and becoming the person I was meant to be. Now through this course, it is really happening. and now that we are on week 20, it’s time to start applying this theory. To turn it into practice and make some significant changes. I have been inching myself upward. Studying, reading, reciting and trying to practice all of the things we are doing. But now it’s time to turn up the heat. And as my brother Dennis always says, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Well again, I’m ready.
So this week I get to (notice it’s a get to not a have to) read these two questions three times every day, “What am I pretending not to know?” and “What would the person I intend to become do next?” I love that one. Doesn’t that just put things in perspective. It makes me the objective observer. I am choosing who I want to become. So if I have a clear image of the person I want to become, then what would they do next. Carpe Diem. If I am going to become someone better than I am right now what better time than right now? As Michael Breed says, “Let’s do this!”
But wait, there’s more. Then we walked through John Wooden’s pyramid of success and low and behold, we have been developing all of the traits on that diagram. Every single one. I may not have perfected them all but I have been working on every single character trait that he listed as necessary to achieve my greatest success. WOW. That was cool.
Then I learned that I am a fox. A fox knows lots of things but doesn’t focus on any one and therefore never makes any progress. I am a fox but I should be a hedgehog. A Hedgehog puts his head down and does one thing well. Darren Hardy said that success is not doing 5000 things well. It’s doing one thing well 5000 times. He is so right. So what should I do you ask? Well now I have a tool to figure that out. I have big plans thanks to MKE and my Definite Major Purpose. This tool will help me to realize those plans.
Then the topper of all the toppers. The Fabulous Davene shared why we tend not to want to break out of our comfort zone. Well I have been breaking out of mine for the last four months. I didn’t realize how deeply I had shrunk into that comfort zone until I tried to get out of it. I always thought I was a positive person. That I embraced change. That I was willing to do whatever it took to be successful. But for me, it was very hard to break out of that old blue print. It was very hard to really begin to see myself as the new person I want to become. And believe me, I want to become someone else. I want to become more. To give more, to live more, to have more, to love more and to be more. But I had not, as of yet, been able to make myself do the things that I needed to do to effect that change.
I had gotten used to being who I was. I guess I was comfortable being miserable. I think I had accepted the fate that I was not going to have the life I had always wanted. That my time would never come. That I was never going to grow my business and achieve that high rank. To walk across the stage at our annual conference and get the recognition that I so deeply desired. To go on the trips, drive the cars, take the vacations and provide the things for my family that I so wanted to be able to provide. Now I know why. And better yet, I know how to overcome it. And with the help of several hundreds of my closest MKE friends, I am developing the tools and resources to make things happen that I had only dreamed of before.
Every day is a brand new day. I have a plan. I work my plan. Beginning today I only do the things that I choose to do because they move the needle for me. But I also do things that serve others. I will get others to serve me, or better yet, to serve with me, because of my desire, my genuine desire to serve others. I have started a mastermind group here outside of the MKE family to see how I can serve this group of people. The person I intend to become has much to offer to this group and will help us realize our cumulative potential, all thanks to the MKE course. It really is an experience.