Success! – Master Key Week 18


Earl Nightengale defines success as a progressive realization towards a worthy ideal. Last week I spoke about grief and letting go. Moving towards acceptance and moving on:

“Today I find myself in that stage of grief again. But today I am better prepared. I love my beautiful wife and our wonderful children. I love everyone and I want to do my best to become the best that I am capable of becoming. Today I let go of who I was. Today I take another step forward towards living life with purpose.”

The day after I posted this I was confronted with a dilemma. It was a Saturday, I was at work. I was off Sunday and my wife and I had planned a late morning hike in town with the kids to enjoy this above average temperature we’ve been having here, followed by lunch, then shopping for the chili I had offered to make for the guys at work on Tuesday. (chili always tastes better after it’s had a chance to settle for a couple days) Then at four I would watch the webinar, followed by a quiet night with the kids before bedtime.

Well that all changed with a phone call in the afternoon from my wife explaining to me that we had been invited over to my aunts place for an afternoon of making sausages followed by dinner and a cake for my other aunt who had celebrated her birthday at the beginning of the week.

How do I make this work? This was the question running through my head for the rest of the day. I wasn’t really stressed about it, but I love my mom’s side of the family and we don’t always see each other that often and also in part of my DMP I mention spending quality time with family, this is something I value a lot. So as you could understand, turning the offer down would kind of defeat my purpose. Pair this with fact that I am seeing the profound impact the Master Key Experience has had on me up until now, and I think you can kind of see my dilemma.

Early the next morning my head was clear, I was relaxed, and the answer just flashed into my head. I had a plan. I called my wife on the way home to run it by her. We would have breakfast, get the kids ready, do the grocery shopping, grab lunch on the way home get the chili started, go over to my aunts earlier, go for a hike there, I would ask my aunt if I could use her computer to watch the webinar while my wife helped out with the sausages. The cousins and nephews would be there so our kids could play with them. After the webinar I would help out with the remaining dinner preparations, and enjoy the rest of the evening with my family.

We put the plan into action. Things went very well I might add and although we didn’t get the chili ready that day and the hike was a little bit shorter than we had planned, it all worked out and we had a wonderful night.

I had a few incredible breakthroughs that day and they’re still happening now. With practice I have been able to use my mind more constructively. Understanding how the subconscious mind operates I was able to put it to work to manifest an outcome for me. When I was relaxed I was able to see the solution to my dilemma. I also think more often now for solutions to challenges in my life rather than dwell on the challenges and look at them as problems.

These are some of the behaviours I find myself doing more often now thanks to continued practice and application of the Seven Laws of the Mind.

This all started the day after I published my post, the day I gave myself permission let go of who I was, the day I accepted that my old self is gone.

As I read Part 18 of the Master Key I come across paragraph 17 and understand more of what I am doing every day, putting my beliefs to a test:

“The only belief which is of any value to anyone is a belief that has been put to a test and demonstrated to be a fact; it is then no longer a belief, but has become a living Faith or Truth.”

I think I’m starting to get the hang of this.


12 thoughts on “Success! – Master Key Week 18

  1. Rip Yegerman

    Yes, you sure are getting the hang of this Chris! So empowering to read of your growth and be a part of your journey. Things that become so clear in our silence and relaxation fuel our appetite for more of this knowledge. Enjoy the journey.


  2. Chris Stier

    Chris, what a great post. The insight into you mention, “…the day I gave myself permission let go of who I was, the day I accepted that my old self is gone.” is truly a foundational moment for me. Keep the growth going.


    1. Chris Perrella Post author

      I’m working on it Chris, one day at a time. I am finding out that when I let go of past thinking and habits, it feels like I’m giving up, quitting, but in fact, it’s the only way I’ve been able to move forward successfully. It kind of feels like a weight has been lifted off my chest.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post. I find myself still a little overwhelmed these days, still a little bit of the old blueprint hanging on. I must get back to reading other people’s posts more consistently, I find great joy in reading other people’s posts. I am looking forward to seeing how you are progressing and learning from your experiences. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!


  3. Kevin Schaedler

    Chris, Isn’t it wonderful how things just work out? They don’t have to look exactly as planned but the end result is awesome.


  4. Robert Rea

    Chris, I applaud your success, and admire the shift. A simple thing, a conflict and you saw it and took the time to plant this in the fertile soil of the mind. You harvested a plan that was not perfect. But you did learn as we all are doing at the moment, We are powerful beyond measure. Solving problems acceptable to all put you in service to others and yourself. How grand is that. Way to go, to Be. Hug that wonderful family, let them know You Love them and we all – appreciate you doing what you are doing for them and you are adding to the world for all.


    1. Chris Perrella Post author

      Thanks Robert! This journey has definitely been a challenge for me but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I am learning so much about myself, the people all around me and how each of us plays an important part in this life. Thanks for taking the time to read my post and sharing your thoughts with me!



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