In this weeks lesson I am reminded of the Chinese Proverb ” to know and not to act is not to know”. Before I became involved in network marketing I can honestly say that the number of books I had read in my life time could be counted on one hand. Since my involvement I have realized the need for knowledge, not only about the industry, but also about the proper mindset for doing this type of business. I have read a countless number of books on both subjects and found myself always seeking more and more knowledge. Now, there is nothing wrong with gaining knowledge, but somewhere along the line one needs to start applying that knowledge.
Scroll 3 tells us to be persistent. Once we have the knowledge, we need to start acting on what we have learned. Now, we do live in a microwave world, and want and expect things to happen quickly; however as Mr. Mandino explains success comes to those who persist in doing the little things well. Always taking one step at a time. I believe this shows integrity. A mentor in the mlm industry describes integrity in this way “doing the things you said you were going to do long after the feeling you said them in is gone”. Scroll three says “I will avoid despair but if this disease of the mind should infect me then I will work on in despair. I will toil and I will endure. I will ignore the obstacles at my feet and keep mine eyes on the goals above my head, for I know that where dry desert ends, green grass grows”. I will persist until I succeed. With my old blue print my integrity/persistence was quite often compromised by some very legitimate reasons, OKAY, not so legitimate, in fact I believe they are called “excuses”. Even today I can find reasons to not blog, not do the exercises. The difference today is that I realize that every cause (choice or decision) has an effect, good or bad. I was always told the way to success is out of your comfort zone and if you are unwilling to go there you will never find success. I now realize that it is possible to act outside of your comfort zone, but only for a limited time. With my old blueprint even though I tried to improve myself, my subconscious mind would always bring me back to the safety of familiar results and feelings, never allowing me to stay out of my comfort zone. With the MKMMA course I am learning how to establish a new comfort zone that is in line with my true desires and purpose. As I convey this new comfort zone through thought to my subconscious mind, the Infinite power, will bring about all things necessary to keep me in this new comfort zone. As I act, ways will appear to take me to my harmonious desires and purpose.
Chipping away a little cement each day, just as with each swing the axe chips away a little wood until the mighty oak falls, so to will the cement fall away to reveal the golden statue within by applying the knowledge I am gaining each day.
I always keep my promises