So where to start….
We all wish for hope in all things, however, we often are unwilling to commit to a lengthy, disciplined regime for development to achieve those things. We “Hope” that some mystical magical force will come to our rescue and complete the tasks for us without the need to focus and be disciplined. The question were left to struggle with is why this is the case. We know its what we want, but staying the way we are is easy; to just say I’ll do a little more “next time”. We create excuses to not do the simple steps we need to do to change the behaviour from a “Bad Habit” to a “Good Habit”. I am no different, so again, Why?
These habits we have good or bad form our personal comfort zone and we are creatures of comfort. These behaviours all together form our “Blueprint”. As we work to change these behaviours we transform to a new blueprint. The resistance to commit to this change is the essential definition of our “Old Blueprint” fighting for survival.
This weeks read was exceptionally liberating for me, mostly because it gave me hope. So I hope to impart some of that hope onto you, my friends. So onwards and upwards…. These are the some expect sections for Haanel in which i found my inspirations.
21-8. When we realize these facts concerning mind we understand how we may bring ourselves any condition by creating the corresponding conditions in our consciousness, because everything which is held for any length of time in the consciousness, eventually becomes impressed upon the subconscious and thus becomes a pattern which the creative energy will wave into the life and environment of the individual.
21-9. In this way conditions are produced and we find that our lives are simply the reflection of our predominant thoughts, our mental attitude; we see then that the science of correct thinking is the one science, that it includes all other sciences.
This for me put the frame work into the “why” for all the personal development I have been working toward these last while. But it gets even more hopeful.
21-17. Do not hesitate to aspire to the highest possible attainments in anything you may undertake, for the mind forces are ever ready to lend themselves to a purposeful will in the effort to crystallize its highest aspirations into acts, accomplishments, and events.
21-18. An illustration of how these mind forces operate is suggested by the method in which all our habits are formed. We do a thing, then do it again, and again, and again, until it becomes easy and perhaps almost automatic; and the same rule applies in breaking any and all bad habits; we stop doing a thing, and then avoid it again, and again until we are entirely free from it; and if we do fail now and then, we should by no means lose hope, for the law is absolute and invincible and gives us credit for every effort and every success, even though our efforts and successes are perhaps intermittent.
21-19. There is no limit to what this law can do for you; dare to believe in your own idea; remember that Nature is plastic to the ideal; think of the ideal as an already accomplished fact.
These three passages were truly inspiring especially the boldface type of 21-18; can you believe it; even if were not perfect, it still works, just keep working toward the desired aspiration and you will succeed. Really it sounds to good to be true. For evidence of the truth on an imperfect journey and positive development, I can look to my own blog to see the changes and the habits that have created those positive behaviours. Be mindful that it was not achieved alone, i have had the greatest support on the path, my wife, boys, friends and family, (that includes my MKMMA Family too). So to everyone i say thanks for all the kind words and all the faith, i will not waste it and I will continue to put it to good use, even in my own imperfect way.
So here is a Tedx by Daniel Goldstein, its a neat idea.