The deeper I get into the MKMMA course, reading Og’s The Greatest Salesman in the World, and Haanel’s Master Key the more I find out about myself. One of the ways I find out more about myself is when I ask questions, something I never considered important before starting this journey.
Now when I ask myself questions I look for the cause that has given me the effect, especially when it is an undesirable effect. When I do this I start to discover why things have unfolded the way that they have, almost with pinpoint accuracy.
I change the cause to get a different effect, a different result. There is some work involved though, and a willingness to let go is important too.
So Og mentions that if I persist I will succeed, and according to Haanel there are three steps to keep me moving forward and my success is determined by my eternal vigilance. The first one is I must have knowledge of my power, got that; second, the courage to dare, working on it; third, the faith to do, working on it. Haanel also states that each step is absolutely essential. So as I write this out I can see why I am making progress, but not the progress I’d like to see. Am I upset with myself, a little. Will I get over it? Already done. Do I know what to do to keep moving forward? Absolutely. I have the knowledge, and I know it doesen’t apply itself, I have to make the application and the application consists in “fertilizing the thought with a living purpose” …”and it must be sharp, clear-cut, definite. Charging my thoughts with feelings creates the belief necessary to take action to get the results I desire, I must focus. I know what I need to do,I’ve fallen behind with what’s needed to keep me in forward motion, so what did I do? Made a promise to myself. What do I know about promises?
“Unless you do this, you had better not start at all, because modern pychology tells us that when we start something and do not complete it, or make a resolution and do not keep it, we are forming the habit of failure; absolute, ignominious failure. If you do not intend to do a thing, do not start; if you do start, see it through even if the heavens fall; if you make up your mind to do something, do it; let nothing, no one, interfere; the ‘I’ in you has determined, the thing is settled; the die is cast, there is no longer any arguement.”
Time to get it done.