For the last couple weeks of MKE I have been relying on three key phrases to stay the course, be persistent, and faithfully apply and perform the exercises. The old blueprint seems to just not want to let go and accept the new one I am installing. That has been frustrating for me. I want change, but it is slow in coming and some days it seems like nothing has changed.
Lately, though, I have really grabbed onto three key phrases that are helping me to stay focused and faithfully put all my effort into staying with the exercises and not missing any of them. I have taken two of these phrases and carried them forward by writing them at the top of Scroll IV of The Greatest Salesman in the World and, of course, saying them outloud every time I read the scroll.
- I persist until I succeed, and
- Henceforth, I consider each day’s effort as but one blow of my blade against a mighty oak
The first one reminds me to simply keep going. The second one resonates much deeper and reminds me that all the work I am putting in is indeed making a difference. Each blow may not seem of any significance, but add them up day after day and that freaking Oak is absolutely going down – period!
And finally, the third phrase that is making a difference and keeping me focused is:
- I always keep my promises
The more I say this, slowly but surely the deeper it is going. Over the first 15 weeks I didn’t really notice anything when I was saying it; kind of like I said it, but a part of me didn’t really mean it. However, over these last two weeks something has changed. What’s been happening is that I have been saying it with much more conviction and saying it over and over again. After I state what I promise to do and finish with “I always keep my promises” I have been saying it outloud 5-10 times. And when I say it, I express it with as much conviction as possible; and now every fiber of my being is saying it with meaning. I ALWAYS KEEP MY PROMISES!!! I ALWAYS KEEP MY PROMISES!!! I ALWAYS KEEP MY PROMISES!!!…..
These Big Three are being anchored into my subconscious mind and are helping me stay focused even when a part of me wants to make an excuse and skip something. Perhaps they can do the same for someone that reads this post. I hope so.