In this post I share the impact of words on thoughts I experienced in changing chore to service on my Service card and the powerful impact that change had on me. Our MKMMA journey continues and we are now in Week 5. Recently we were exposed to the power of changing the words in our thoughts. An example is changing chore to service. The concept of the difference in the definitions and tones those two word supply is vast for me. I perceive a chore as something I need to do but it does not make me think of pleasure. On the other hand when I think of service I think of helping or doing something for someone else and this does provide me with joy and happiness.
One of our activities is to record weekly on our now termed Service card an activity that is to be completed during the current week and by a deadline date. As a three-timer one would think I would already have this concept down pat. Hmmm.
Not necessarily so. I had begun using this task as a way of completing activities I tend to avoid. Well, this week I nearly blew it. Suddenly, I realized on Sunday morning as I engaged in my MKMMA reading that I had not completed the week’s service. Immediately, following my sit I completed my task. I learned two lessons this week. One, be extremely careful about what I record. [Mark has said in the past if it’s on the card and we don’t do it, we are teaching our subby that we don’t keep our promises.] UhOh! I definitely don’t want to send that message.
Second, I will focus on recording tasks that are easy for me to finish. I can still consider the other desired task as a service for completion during the week, but not write it on my card. Along with this insight, I am setting myself a target of Wednesday for completion of the week’s service. I am also reminded to ‘Do It Now’.
A wonderful benefit for me of this awesome Master Key Experience is that I continue to grow. Thanks Mark J and team for aiding me in the development of new and effective habits.