Michael Whitehead: In…Not Of Personal journal of life in my 40s and beyond

December 1, 2017

Week 10 – “Busy ness,” “Lazy ness,” & “MMMKE Light”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michael @ 10:07 pm

I’ve been slipping on the daily habits I’ve tried to establish while doing this Master Key course. The holidays seem the perfect excuse.  Thankfully, I recorded my DMP (Definite Major Purpose) and favorite Master Key excerpts, along with my Plan of Action a few weeks ago and have been listening to this as I walk.  Reading “The Greatest Salesman” scroll and listening to my recording have helped me keep my mindset positive.

But it’s like MMMKE (Master Mind Master Key Experience) light.  In the evenings I often lose the discipline.  Several evenings over the Thanksgiving week and the week following I’ve forgone the sacred hour of time reading my DMP and doing my quiet sit, and decided to veg or go to bed.

“Busy ness” and “Lazy ness” are where I lay the blame; the holiday, extra workload, irregular business hours, or my early morning work start the next day.  But it’s really due to a lack of discipline on my part.  I must strive to improve in this area.

The accountability plan was enacted today as I finally began speaking with whom I should have started checking in with  before Thanksgiving.  I can already see the benefits of checking in with one another for a few minutes each day.

I’ve a tendency to beat myself up for my failure to stick to my intentions. But I’m reminded of the “Mental Diet”, and I shouldn’t dwell on my failure, but rather, press on.  This is where Mandino’s line form Scroll 1 in Greatest Salesman applies… “Today, I begin a new life.”

1 Comment »

  1. I can empathise with you. I have found having the recorded version of my DMP a god send because I listen to it when I am getting ready for work in the morning. I also have the scroll on audible so listen to that too on some of the slots where I focus on it. When I am home, I read it but I like listening to the audio’s too because they bring another flavour.

    We are embarking on the time of year, where all our organised times, will be challenged, I have found that if I plan my day a day in advance, I am happier and feel at ease knowing what I am doing in advance helps me to trust the day and enjoy it more, knowing that any hurdles that come my way I am more likely to be able to navigate them because I have created space in my mind.

    Comment by Naila Din — December 9, 2017 @ 4:43 pm

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