Week 5: Mind in Action

blog-mind-in-actionFrom this week’s Master Key reading:

Mind in action is thought, and thought is creative. Men are thinking now as they never thought before.

Therefore, this is a creative age, and the world is awarding its richest prizes to the thinkers. Matter is powerless, passive, inert. Mind is force, energy, power. Mind shapes and controls matter. Every form which matter takes is but the expression of some pre-existing thought.

But thought works no magic transformations; it obeys natural laws; it sets in motion natural forces; it releases natural energies; it manifests in your conduct and actions, and these in turn react upon your friends and acquaintances, and eventually upon the whole of your environment. You can originate thought, and, since thoughts are creative, you can create for yourself the things you desire.

I now see the value of repeating my Definite Major Purpose multiple times per day.  This is from Haanel:

At least ninety per cent of our mental life is subconscious, so that those who fail to make use of this mental power live within very narrow limits.

The subconscious can and will solve any problem for us if we know how to direct it. The subconscious processes are always at work; the only question is, are we to be simply passive recipients of this activity, or are we to consciously direct the work? Shall we have a vision of the destination to be reached, the dangers to be avoided, or shall we simply drift?

I am elated to be a Servant Leader who knows, goes and shows the way, and because of this I am very wealthy for life.  I cheerfully share my opportunity and create productive networkers by teaching exactly what to say and do.  I am giddy as I build teams that build bigger teams, without my direct involvement.  I am proud to help people save money and make money.

More wisdom from the Master Key System by Charles Haanel:

But if we have stored away nothing but courageous thought, if we have been optimistic, positive, and have immediately thrown any kind of negative thought on the scrap pile, have refused to have anything to do with it, have refused to associate with it or become identified with it in any way, what then is the result?  Our mental material is now of the best kind; we can weave any kind of material we want; we can use any color we wish; we know that the texture is firm, that the material is solid, that it will not fade, and we have no fear, no anxiety concerning the future; there is nothing to cover, there are no patches to hide.

These are psychological facts; there is no theory or guesswork about these thinking processes; there is nothing secret about them; in fact, they are so plain that everyone can understand them. The thing to do is to have a mental housecleaning, and to have this house-cleaning every day, and keep the house clean.  Mental, moral and physical cleanliness are absolutely indispensable if we are to make progress of any kind.

I have come so far already.  Today I begin a new life.

It is definitely time to ‘Think and Grow Rich’.

Thomas Brooks

Week 4: Servant Leadership

Excerpt froblog-master-key-surfingm this week’s Master Key reading:

The greatest and most marvelous power which this “I” has been given is the power to think, but few people know how to think constructively, or correctly, consequently they achieve only indifferent results. Most people allow their thoughts to dwell on selfish purposes, the inevitable result of an infantile mind. When a mind becomes mature, it understands that the germ of defeat is in every selfish thought. 

The trained mind knows that every transaction must benefit every person who is in any way connected with the transaction, and any attempt to profit by the weakness, ignorance or necessity of another will inevitably operate to his disadvantage.

As I dwell on my own Definite Major Purpose (DMP), I am still focused on my own statement:  “I am elated to be a Servant Leader who knows, goes and shows the way, and because of this I am very wealthy for life.”    I know that I can only reach my goals in my business, and in life, when I am committed to serving others and making them successful.

Now that we are in Week 4, we are reading this out loud, daily:

  • Wherever I go I bring a gift. I may bring a compliment, a prayer, a trinket, a flower… but I promise I will give something to every person I encounter.
  • I promise to be a grateful receiver of the gifts that surround me, pausing often and noticing nature, kindnesses, smiles and compliments; which I gladly receive with a “thank you.”
  • I promise to give hope for joy, affluence, kindness and love, consciously with every encounter, regardless of the brevity.
  • I promise to give, without expectation of reciprocity, from the channels I enrich, because I know I am in the dynamic flow of giving and receiving.

I have come so far already.  Today I begin a new life.

It is definitely time to ‘Think and Grow Rich’.

Thomas Brooks

Week 3: I Control My Thoughts

There is a famous quote, “If you realized how powerful your thoughts are you would never think a negative thought again.”  The power of that statement has really hit me in the past few days.

I control my thoughts.

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”
― Henry David Thoreau

Our subconscious mind is so powerful.  Our conscious mind is much less powerful, but it is the guardian of the subconscious mind.   By making the choice to appropriately ‘program’ our subconscious mind, we tap into Infinite Power.   We can accomplish virtually anything.  We can ask the Universe for anything.

When you find that you are really one with the Infinite power, and when you can consciously realize this power by a practical demonstration of your ability to overcome any adverse condition by the power of your thought, you will have nothing to fear; fear will have been destroyed and you will have come into possession of your birthright.
― Charles Haanel, The Master Key System

Lao TzuI control my thoughts.

For our Master Key Mastermind Alliance course, we have written our individual Definite Major Purpose (DMP) statements.   I am thankful to my coach for helping me to refine it, and to charge it with feeling and enthusiasm.

A Small Fragment from My Own DMP:  My Definite Major Purpose is a “Life by Design”, with a happy balance of work, play, workouts, and family.

I control my thoughts.

Another Small Fragment from My Own DMP:  I am elated to be a Servant Leader who knows, goes and shows the way, and because of this I am very wealthy for life.

I have come so far already.  Today I begin a new life.

It is definitely time to ‘Think and Grow Rich’.

Thomas Brooks

Week 2: I Am ‘Tired’

I am tired of the ‘Old Blueprint’.  And, literally, I am ‘feeling’ tired.   As Week 2 of the Master Key Master Mind Alliance (MKMMA) course progresses and the assignments increase, the ‘Old Blueprint’ in my subconscious is telling me that I am ‘tired and busy’.

do-it-nowWe have all been there.  Remember when you started your consistent workouts at the gym, but then you missed a few days because you were ‘tired’.  Eventually, you probably quit your routine in a matter of weeks.

We must ‘do it now’.  It takes at least 30 days to form a new habit.  Only a new habit can replace an old habit.  I trust that by Week 5 or so I will feel more powerful than I do now.

Of course, it doesn’t matter how I ‘feel’.   Frankly, we can’t trust our feelings.   It is much more about what we are committed to.  A big part of my Definite Major Purpose (DMP) is a “Life by Design”, with a balance of work, play, workouts, and family.

The feeling of being overwhelmed is your subconscious telling you to quit; you must overrule it and reprogram your subconscious!

This Master Key Master Mind Alliance (MKMMA) course is going to help me (and hundreds of others) achieve specific goals related to time freedom and financial freedom.   I have faith in the process.

I already had a written Definite Major Purpose (DMP), but I appreciate the opportunity to refine it.   It is my map to success, happiness and wealth.

We are avoiding procrastination.  We are saying (with gusto) “do it now” 25 times, on two occasions per day.   Maybe it is a coincidence, but I am having an incredible week in my network marketing business.   I am more optimistic than ever that I am achieving my DMP.

I have come so far already.  Today I begin a new life.

It is definitely time to ‘Think and Grow Rich’.

Thomas Brooks