This week was tough, because there was a lot of work to be done, given the current state of my subconscious programming.
But don’t think that I am here to Post about how bad I have it – that would be far from the truth. I am just becoming aware of some beliefs, habits and behaviors that I have been using as a crutch, or excuse, to not aspire be more successful.
In Part 7 of the Master Key, Charles Haanel explains “you can be what you will to be” and then goes on to say, “but unfortunately , reading about it will not bring about any result which you may have in mind; it will not even help you to form the mental image, much less bring it into manifestation. Work is necessary – labor, hard mental labor, the kind of effort which so few are willing to put forth”
I can relate to that, because before this week, I was part of ‘the few’ that weren’t willing to put forth ‘that kind of effort’. The kind of effort required to make any meaningful changes to the thoughts I entertained, the habits that dictated my actions, or the beliefs that justified my limitations.
This week Mark J. also reviewed the 7 ways people learn, which opened up a few new ways to influence my subconscious mind, and re-write my current blueprint. I discovered that I am an auditory learner, meaning; I learn best by listening.
So one of our exercises was to record, in our own voice, our Definite Major Purpose with a background of familiar music, that we can playback when we are exercising, sleeping or working. It was also suggested that we record some Affirmations, and our Promise and Service Cards.
These recordings are considered Auto-Suggestion, which Napoleon Hill devoted a chapter to in Think And Grow Rich, in which he wrote “the lack of understanding and application of auto-suggestion explains Poverty”.
Another important brain-influencing practice we learned in Week 7 was the 7 Day Mental Diet, where you consciously become aware of your negative thoughts and using the Law of Substitution, immediately shifting those thoughts to a pleasant thought or fond memory.
This Mental Diet has been very challenging for me this week because of some issues at work, and around the house. I hadn’t realized, until I was tasked with not having any negative thoughts, how many I have on any given day. Needless to say, I could be involved in the 7 Day Mental Diet for 7 Months before I complete a week straight.
If you are still reading, I want to thank you for sticking with me, as I just have one more important lesson to share, which I believe will be of benefit to you.
As much talk as there is in the Master Key about Abundance and The Law of Attraction, Charles Haanel explains why a man struggles with Debt by stating, “He will be continually thinking about debt, concentrating on it, and as thoughts are causes, the result is that he not only fastens the debt closer to him, but actually creates more debt”. And the way to counteract this, similar to the Law of Substitution, is to think Abundance and Prosperity only (which is easier said than done).
There is a lot more that I could cover from this week, but in the interest of time, I will call this week ‘a wrap’, and shut-it-down.
Thank you for reading my Blog (a.k.a. rant), and I sincerely hope you got some value for taking the time.
I appreciate you, and wish you health, wealth and happiness.
Scott W. McAvoy