Procrastination, hesitation, wavering, delaying. This was the theme of my Master Key Experience the first half of the course. By week 12 I realized that I needed to make a decision. Be in 100% or move on and try later. I have diligently put in an effort on a daily basis to catch-up with my assignments, daily tasks, weekly tasks and being more prepared for the weekly webinar. I’ve spent a good amount of time organizing all my folders, MKE work bag, checklists and the good’ol index card pile. I’ve created a system that keeps me organized on a daily basis.
After today’s webinar segment on all of us being extraordinary and that our soul is rooting for us, I encountered a moment of pride. I fell off the praverbial MKE wagon and got right back on and continued forward. I’m plugging away at being 100% caught up and on target.
I acknowledge that I have 40+ years of ” stinkin’ thinkin’ ” like Laurie said. I carried that old blueprint in with me for the first half of the course. I’d start something and quit along the way. This time I’m assessing and correcting and getting back on track. These lessons are too vital to lose and take advantage of.
An example of an old habit and a new habit…I used to set goals without any foundation and I’d do it for a week or two, maybe a month, then life would get in my way and I’d fall back into my old blueprint. An example of this is walking my dogs. I’ve had dogs my whole life. Never was it instilled in me to walk them, because we always lived with acreage or my mom would take them on her horse rides. When I was a young 20 something, I had a cute little St. Bernard puppy, who grew into a very large St. Bernard. At the time I lived in a 2 bedroom townhome with a backyard the size of a walk-in closet. During this period, I HAD to walk the beast, but that was the only short period of time I constantly walked a dog (2x a day). Later in life, after my husband and I bought our home, we had a decent backyard and that space became their area to exercise and do their business. Walking them wasn’t a necessity, so we rarely took them on walks. Within the last few years, I’ve discovered the health & behavioral benefits of walking dogs, but because of my old blueprint, I’d set the goal and flounder. I always let life dictate my time and there never seemed to be the time in my day to give to their walk. Since week 12, I have tied this service to Hill’s second blueprint item of concentrating 30 minutes a day on the person I intend on becoming. Now with much enthusiasm, I walk my dogs EVERY DAY, put on some good relaxing meditational/yoga music and think of the person I intend on becoming. It is a very peaceful time being outside, in the fresh air, seeing my future self and seeing my dogs enjoying themselves.
This used to be a chore! Now it is one of the moments in my day that I look forward to the most because this is the 30 minutes I spend seeing my DMP movie (I’m a great actress).
Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure.
Wishing everyone a steller week ahead!