Wallace D. Wattles writes, “The use of prayer and affirmation is to change your habit of thought. Any act, mental or physical, often repeated, becomes a habit. The purpose of mental exercises is to repeat certain thoughts over and over until the thinking of those thoughts becomes constant and habitual The thoughts we continually repeat become convictions.”
What I must do is to repeat the new thought of myself until it is the only way in which I think of myself. Habitual thought and not the environment or circumstance has made me what I am.
This is wonderful news, and as I read and reread my BluePrint Builder each day, I see things differently. Now…I know I have the ability to achieve the object of my DMP in life, therefore, I demand of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action.
It becomes clearer each day with these words that I am creating what I want and not what others think of me. So exciting, I think for myself and have what I want for myself.
Love & Harmony
This beautiful lady named Whisper came into my life about 6 years ago. Born October 2, 2004. My Daughter acquired her from a breeder in Kansas City and I flew up to pick her up at the airport. She was adorable, a complete ball of fluff, shy and timid. Her name came as a result of her behavior as a small puppy. Later she became quite outspoken and her name no longer fit because of her outgoing personality and talkative nature. She has been in my care for the last 6 years because my daughter could no longer care for her. October 18, 2019 she crossed the rainbow bridge and is greatly missed. She had become intensely loyal to me and cared for me in her own way. Always checking in on me when I spent long hours at the computer. She was not a lap dog, instead, she would come around to play or ask for treats. She would lay across the doorway of whatever room I was in to make sure if I moved she would be ready to come along. She also liked to come get me to feed her if she was hungry and I was involved in the office. She would wait faithfully at the garage door for when she would hear the car pull in, then there would be the bark that said to me “hurry up” I want to make sure you are greeted with a big smile and a fluffy tail furiously wagging. She was a smart dog and knew American Sign Language, her Mother had taught her at an early age. It was sweet to see her “give kisses” to her Mother on the cheek when she was able to visit from time to time.
As I try to cope today with missing her, I know she is where she should be and her old age symptoms are gone. She was pure love from head to paw, and an experience not to be forgotten. Grandma loves you Miss Whisper.
It is good to remind myself that each day I begin a new life, instead of just another day. Each day I am able to make the day into something beautiful and something special.
When I think of a new life, I think of our new adventure into our MKE study. Today I can come into a better understanding of myself and others. New interests emerge, and new thoughts create ideas that bring about change.
This week we were asked to observe Blue Rectangles and as I ponder the reason as to why we might gain some insights from observing blue rectangles, I suddenly realized that I can also observe an undesirable habit and proceed to create a new habit that would better serve my purpose.
Do you see a connection? It could be, Og goes on to say we can pluck grapes of wisdom from the ages to understand that we succeed by changing our habits to good habits. So now we have connected good habits with observing the blue rectangles.
One of our exercises for this week was to write down something we need to do, a small thing taking little time, and then place a blue rectangle next to it on the index card. Connecting the blue rectangle next to a new habit I want to acquire and giving it a date for completion. Umm, Powerful.
Today I am a new woman with a new life.
Love & Harmony,
We have just begun a journey into new habits. The Master Key Experience has commenced and will continue for 6 months. We begin with the class readings, starting with Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman in the World.
In Scroll 1 we proceed with learning about success. Og states ” the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the difference of their habits. Good habits are the key to success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. The First Law I obey, which precedes all others is I form good habits and become their slave. If I must be a slave to habit let me be a slave to good habits. My bad habits must be destroyed and the new ground prepared for good seed.
Here is my challenge, I want to move from a habit of negative thought. This is the habit I observed most recently. I walk around saying to myself “I just don’t know what to do”. It sounds crazy when I write it out for you. Yes, I do this to myself.
First, let’s say just observing this habit is a big thing. And it is really a big thing for me. So now I catch myself with the new habit of saying in my head. “I know what to do and I am doing it now”. The interesting thing that I have noticed is that I may not know what to do at that moment, but when I tell myself “I know what to do” the answer comes to me right away.
The truth about habits is they aren’t always noticeable. It takes being observant and then a desire to change. Then it takes work to replace them with a new habit.
It is so exciting to see the results of being, observant of myself and working on a new habit to replace the old habit that I would like to challenge you to do some observing of yourself. Have a check-up of your habits. Notice if there are some habits you would like to change. It’s worth the effort.
Harmony & Peace,
I struggle with mental endurance. Get started but can’t seem to follow through or stay focused for very long. Become bored with the process and fall off of the new habit. When everything is said and done, I’ve stopped and started so many times that I never really made much progress.
How do I stay focused and become better?
In quoting James Clear “If you want to become significantly better at anything, you have to fall in love with the process of doing it. You have to fall in love with building the identity of someone who does the work, rather than merely dreaming about the results that you want.”
In other words…
Be in love with the Person I intend to become. Fall in love with boredom. Be in love with repetition and practice. Fall in love with the process of what you do and let the results take care of themselves.
Here at the #Master Key Experience, we are strong believers of a Master Mind Partner. Where two or more are gathered we find a bond, we encourage each other and work thru the boredom. In helping each other we ourselves are being helped. As Master Mind partners we multiply the building of our new identity of doing the work, of developing the habit. The results are diminished boredom, and renewed belief in the practice. Being encouraged and supported makes an amazing difference. In lifting others up we in turn are lifted, new ideas flow freely with the process.
Have you found a partner that supports your efforts of becoming better, of forming new habits that serve you?
Harmony & Love,
PS: Please share below how you are staying focused on your new habits.