I am very excited as I enter this phase of the Masterkey Mastermind Alliance journey and filled with anticipation for the new experiences and activities that await me. This opportunity for exposure to new paths of learning draws me like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I seek not only ‘the gold’ but the joy of new experiences and observing myself make even greater steps in growth and awareness.
Becoming more independent and self-directed is not an easy task for me. I have become reliant on the directions of the expert [Mark J and team] and have seen the effectiveness of their instruction. However, I am pleased with my progress and am ready for this next step. I look forward to the new books and activities from which to choose. I definitely believe that ‘subby’ has my back. I intend to remain observant and avoid slipping back into old patterns of behavior. Should I slip, as I probably will, it is my intention to make immediate corrections and redirect myself to paths that lead to fulfillment and manifestation of my DMP [definite major purpose].
Although change is hard. It keeps me on my toes. The excitement and drama of my life continue. I am still on top of the earth and refuse to be buried in the concrete of past unfulfilling precepts that mired me in going from nowhere to nowhere. I am now in control and will use the natural laws, i.e. Law of Attraction, to stay there.
We have been provided a tremendous foundation and started down the road of success on an awesome journey. In this week’s post I reflect on my next steps.
First, I continue to practice the good habits I have developed during my MKMMA journey. Second, I continue to review my DMP [definite major purpose] and update it as needed. I am happy and pleased to state that certain of the targets I stated at the beginning of the 2015 class have been achieved. Also others have not been attained and need review, revision and updating. On those targets I have not yet achieved, I can see evidence of progress. I will continue to display persistence and perseverance; evaluate, review and update these targets as needed.
As this year’s class enters the continuation phase I look forward to the new activities and materials that will be provided for our exploration. My focus during this phase is to continue good habits, avoid falling back into bad habits and grow in independence and self-direction.
The following video on PMA [PROGRESSIVE MENTAL ALIGNMENT] uses different terminology than we are accustomed to in MKMMA. However, the info shared reinforces the principles of the power of thinking.
We have reached the conclusion of the formal training of the 2015 Masterkey Mastermind Alliance course. What is next? Will I be able to continue on this path to independence that I have begun? Of course, that answer is yes. The issue however is not can I, but will I? hmm. The choice is mine. l can continue to practice and execute the new behaviors I have acquired during the past six months, or I can slip back into old patterns of behavior.
Most of us, I feel certain, will want to continue on our path to growth and manifestation of our DMP (definite major purpose). However, it is very easy to fall into bad behaviors; omit a reading of Og; break a recorded promise, etc. Although I have successfully completed three sessions of this course I continue to face these challenges. This year I have a plan that will move me toward greater independence while continuing to follow MKMMA guidelines.
I intend to participate in the continuation course, but I will consciously modify my program to meet my needs. I will continue the behaviors that have become part of my daily routine and move me forward in the manifestation of my DMP. In my movement toward becoming a self-directed learner I will pick and choose activities that move me toward my goals and omit those that are superficial. Observation of my behavior over the past three years shows much growth. In March 2014 when I completed my first course I felt totally unable to proceed without direction. Now, after three years of training I am able to objectively determine my needs. Yet I still benefit from the information and tidbits that Mark J and his team continue to share with us.
I am excited and look forward to exposure to the new training materials in the upcoming training session. This definitely is not the end. Rather it is the beginning of the next step in my development—transition from my past to my future.
As this year’s course draws to a close, focus is on moving we, the travelers, along the path to independence. I want to share the portions of my DMP that have already been manifested. I am concluding my third year on this road. During my reading of my DMP this morning I really noticed how many of my targets have been manifested since I began my journey in October 2013. I traveled to Australia in December 2013. I have the new car, which I purchased in December 2014 at a time when my funds were very limited. I received a phone call [November 2014] offering refinancing of my home. The refinance was completed and closed within two weeks of that call. I used this income to make the down payment on my new [automatic] car. At the time I was suffering from arthritis in my left hip and experiencing considerable pain when driving my standard shift car.
In April 2015 I had hip replacement surgery; lived alone; housebound for one month. I ‘moved’ from use of a walker following surgery, to reliance on a cane, to occasional use of cane by January 2016. I visited South America, seeing several countries including Brazil and Chile, in December 2015/January 2016. I routinely post three business ads Monday through Friday. I also post a blog weekly on my Healthy Life Church Ministry site. These were all items that were on my DMP [definite major purpose].
I currently have two major items outstanding on my DMP and these are finance related. I will be reviewing and updating my DMP to bring it current with where I am today.
Learning to use and apply the skills I have learned in this course has been priceless. Persistence and patience have become my friends. I am indeed one of God’s greatest miracles. I have learned to use fear as a tool and an indicator to think about my faith and rely on my knowledge that God is all powerful. I have chipped away much of the concrete, but occasionally fall into old habits. I have become a better observer so usually notice fairly quickly when I fall back into an old pattern. I love my knowledge of the seven laws of the mind which enables me to immediately replace a thought and use the law of attraction to bring what I want rather than what I don’t want.
Thanks Mark J and MKMMA team for this awesome learning experience. I award myself the Best in Show Award for the Theresa Newell contest of success.
This week I am celebrating my improved observation skills. I have noticed that I am making great progress on this journey toward improved self-awareness and self-control. My week has been filled with an over abundance of obstacles and frustrations. Some have been minor some almost overwhelming. Nonetheless, I have stayed the course. I have hung in there and persisted, achieving success in each case wow. Here are a couple of examples.
It was almost as if I were a bird purchased on my shoulder watching me. I was sending out a meeting notice by both iphone and email. I did not know how to attach a text message to the SMS message. I immediately sought YouTube and Google for solutions. I did not find my answer. However I did learn how to attach a picture. Great, I snapped the document I wanted to send and sent the photo (image was small) which got the job done. This task took me about an hour to complete. Next since the meeting I am holding is to be by conference call, I needed to learn this procedure. YouTube, my trusty advisor, immediately provided answers. This process took an additional 30 minutes. While learning how to make a conference call I noticed info about recording a call. I decided this would also be useful for my upcoming meeting.
Now I am a veteran pc using but a novice iphone user. So I had to search for apps [preferably free] for use in recording calls. As an aside, I discovered more info on changing my voice than recording the call. Why? Is the software world ready to support criminals in fleecing the public? Hmmm. Well, I downloaded a couple of apps and have selected one that I will use. The point of this long story is to let you share some of the frustrations I experienced but did not let conquer me. Moreover, I never even considered stopping or quitting. I am proud to say subby and I have internalized “do it now’”.
As I completed each task I experienced a feeling of joy and satisfaction that is hard to describe. Winners win and I am a winner. Thanks for allowing me to toot my horn of success.
When I began this post I was focused on my enduring until completion of the task [persistence]. However, after I viewed the video below I realized that my attitude was more that of patience. I did not doubt that I would achieve the object I was seeking. Talk about having and allowing yourself room to grow and change. I believe this flexibility that I am experiencing is another positive outcome of the MKMMA journey.
[If I can display this level of patience/persistence for one task, I can do it with any task. The key is to ‘persist’ and not give up or give in.]
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