This week we conclude our month’s reading of Scroll V in the Greatest Salesman in the World. Our thoughts have been focused on “I will live this day as if it s my last.” This scroll emphasizes “I have but one life and life is naught but a measurement of time. When I waste one I destroy the other.” A recent assignment had us draw a time line indicating date of birth,current date, date of death.
I found this a challenging task. I have lived more than an average life span (three score+ and counting). I, perhaps superstitiously) did not want to set a date for my death. After much thought I realized that my death would definitely occur. Do I want to leave here having prepared as much as I can or do I want to be unprepared. With that thought in mind I easily set a death date and appreciate having that timeline as a focus for my life. I can purpose to accomplish and do the things that are important to me. And if the date set is not my last day “I will fall to my knees and give thanks”(Mandino).
My makeover target this week is Personality. Hanel 21-12 states: This mental attitude is our personality and is composed of the thoughts which we have been creating in our own mind; therefore if we wish a change in our condition all that is necessary is to change our thought…which will in turn change the persons, things and conditions, or the experiences with which we meet in life.” WOW!! From the beginning of this course we have been taught that thoughts are the cause and results the effects. Focusing on our mental attitude, maintaining our mental diet and using our tools to combat feat, anger, guilt, and feelings of unworthiness cannot help but to bring us success and happiness.
It is now way to late to make excuses for non-achievement of my life goals. If I haven’t succeeded it is because of me. However, since I am still ALIVE there is yet time. I am taking another look at my DMP. For me it is the yardstick of my success or failure. I have redefined the meaning of success for myself. It has no dependence on financial or material things. I have discovered that I want my loved ones to remember me as a person who cared about and tried to help others. This is not a new attitude for me but realizing its importance is. I am grateful and thankful every day for this MKMMA experience. My overall view of myself has changed. Although still a work in progress, I am a SUCCESS!
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