Monthly Archives: October 2015

Week 5 MKMMA – Limitations

As we go into week five of the Master Key Master Mind Alliance course I find that this past week a word has popped up more frequently than I had noticed in the past, maybe it’s because of what I am learning through this course, maybe it’s because I am beginning to observe things a little differently, maybe it’s the positive literature that we’ve been instructed to bombard our mind with day in and day out through this course, maybe it’s my old blueprint desperately clinging to my subconscious mind trying to get back in, maybe it’s the new blueprint showing me what’s held me back for so long.

The word is limitations.

This word had a devastating impact on my life. Sure there are certain limitations that we should accept for the safety of our own well-being, like say for example standing on the edge of a cliff just to get a better view of the beautiful scenery before you when standing back a just a few feet would have given us the same results without having to worry about… say the cliff’s edge giving away beneath your feet. Or standing in the middle of the track at the Molson Indy because you felt that your front row seat just wasn’t close enough to the action to give you that feeling of really being there.

The limitations I am talking about are the ones that we put on ourselves that hold us back from living our life to its fullest potential, living life with purpose.

The excuses everyone makes as to why they didn’t see something through. Why do most people do this? Everyone has their reasons, I know I had mine, But after discovering that these excuses have put limitations on my potential, I decided that it is time to remove them, permanently.

Here is a video I recently watched. Most of the people shown throughout the video have physical limitations, and each and every one of them had a choice. They  could succumb to their limitations and live a life wondering what they could have done, listen to other people tell them what they could and could not do, or believe in themselves and live a life of limitless potential.

If you’ve been looking at life a certain way and not seeing what you want, maybe you should take a step back and look at it differently.

 

Week 4 MKMMA – Change

At first I wasn’t too sure about what to write this week, I had some ideas but nothing… concrete(LOL)… but after a discussion I had with my wife Thursday night I realized… with a little bit of help that I have plenty to write about and be grateful for!

I am on my day shift this week, I have so far spent four wonderful evening dinners with my family at home, movie night at home, helped out with the kid’s bedtime routine, getting my meals ready for the next day, cleaned up the kitchen at the end of each night after what I’ll call the “Tornado effect” (two young kids, two adults and one baby kitten), still doing all that is necessary for the MKMMA course, and doing it with excitement I will add, and my wife and I still have a retirement party to attend on Friday! (date night!)

Scheduling things in is getting good, and I know I can make it better. I am still having late nights and I know that will improve as I get better with my scheduling, but I’ve noticed some changes in me. I am sleeping through the night, sometimes I’d be up two to three times in a night, I am able to handle what life presents to me with a calmer state of mind and every morning this week I’ve been waking up… happy.  Rewind back to about a month ago on the same dayshift and by Wednesday I would have been ready to pack it in!

I have also had the privilege of reading other member’s blogs this past week. and I just wanted to thank everyone for taking that step to share what is happening with themselves through this course. It has been very insightful and I look forward to reading the blogs to follow!

The compound effect works. When you understand that it always works and how to use it to create the life you want, a life with purpose, the possibilities are endless. The start may be slow at first, but it works.

Week 3 MKMMA – Ups and Downs

I think someone had mentioned that progression through the MKMMA course would be like a roller coaster ride, a lot of ups and downs. This Monday was one of my biggest ‘downs’. I felt the weight of everything pushing me down. How is it that I should struggle with something that potentially changes my life for the better, for myself and everyone else around me? Why does my old Blueprint wish me to THINK that I can’t do this? Then I refocus, organize, continue to dig in and things start to get better again. I plan my week (still work in progress), time with my maker, giving thanks, time with family, and time for this course. The Law of Compensation works in wondrous ways.

Then at work on Tuesday night a… THOUGHT… came to me: When was the last time I got on a roller coaster ride, anticipating on the way up, that on the way down I would be in so much grief, worry, doubt, fear? OK, maybe a little bit of fear and some thoughts of ‘why did I decide to do this?’… but the last time I was on a roller coaster ride, and it was a pretty big one, when I descended down the first monster hill, you couldn’t wipe the smile off my face! It was such a rush, I was in awe the whole time, enjoying the thrill and excitement of every single up and down, twist and turn.

Why should I look at my journey through this course, my life, any differently? I choose to enjoy this incredible ride called life.

Then I looked back through the Master Keys and there it was in the intro to Master Key Part Three, paragraph two: “Eliminate therefore any possible tendency to complain of conditions as they have been, or as they are, because it rests with you to change them and make them what you would like them to be.”

Change comes from a choice. Think about it.

I would like to end this weeks blog with another quote, this time from Napoleon Hill: “… it’s the excitement and adventure that make it all worthwhile. If you never make the attempt you may never know the depths of despair, but neither will you experience the exhilaration of success.”

Week 2 MKMMA – Persistence and Patience

It’s pretty amazing how several simple exercises performed consistently can start to make such a big difference in such a short amount of time.

That old blueprint’s roots are slowly being removed, permanently, from my subconscious mind and with it all the bad habits accumulated over the years.

Still working on the schedule thing, Tuesday was the first time in years I actually got to bed early! Looking forward to more early nights!

Sitting silent for fifteen minutes before retiring to bed continues to be a great exercise in the art of control. I’ve had some pretty interesting experiences.

Although it’s still work in progress I am able to gain control of my wandering mind a little quicker.

I would like to finish this weeks blog with a quote from the book The Greatest Salesman in The World by Og Mandino:

“Time teaches all things to him who lives forever but I have not the luxury of eternity. Yet, within my allotted time I must practice the art of patience for nature acts never in haste.”

 

Week 1 MKMMA – Digging In

So this is my first ever blog entry. Not too sure about how to go about doing this, but here it goes.

It’s been a busy week. I’m working on the schedule thing. It needs work. I have noticed that resistance thing that Mark had mentioned, the old blueprint realizing that there is some kind of change coming. I’ve been going to bed pretty late theses past few nights and it’s been a challenge getting up early like I want to, but today was the first day in a long time I felt a little energized getting up and out of bed. I am looking forward to what the next day has to offer, or maybe I should be saying I’ll be thinking about all the great experiences tomorrow will have for me.