A book we’re discussing in a book club has a chapter about determining our WHY, which dovetails nicely with this week. Of course, I have my DMP, and it’s manifesting, but there are some aspects that may not fully manifest if I don’t have a solid grasp of my WHY.
Many of the things I come up with when examining my WHY are not things I would do something I have not wanted to do in the past to achieve. So what, exactly, will drive me to talk to people about something I think is important but they may not on a consistent basis?
Most of us in the course know, or you will come to understand very soon, that doing anything is, as Scroll 1 says, a matter of forming a habit. Master Keys week 5 tells us right up front that “every conceivable force or object or fact is the result of mind in action.” It also teaches, “You can originate thought, and, since thoughts are creative, you can create for yourself the things you desire.”
Master Keys paragraph 5-9 illustrates that if we were building a home for ourselves, we would be actively involved and attentive to all the details at every phase of construction. We should be no less attentive to our Mental Home, which Haanel reminds us is infinitely more important than our physical home. We must be in the continual process of mental house cleaning, clearing away the negative, doubtful, and despondent thoughts and replacing them with optimistic, positive, and uplifting thoughts. This gives us the best kind of mental home, and we have confidence that our foundation is firm, the material is solid, it will not fade, and we have no fear or anxiety concerning the future.
We create this with our imagination and careful curation of what we think about and expose ourselves to. We build our World Without by first preparing our World Within. The best of everything is already available to us. We must do three things to acquire it. Per paragraph 5-16, “You must earnestly desire it. You must assert your claim. You must take possession.”
Paragraph 5-25 reminds us “This power is from within, but we cannot receive it unless we give it.” To receive, we must give. Paragraph 5-26 provides an example. “The merchant who does not keep his goods going out will soon have none coming in; the corporation which fails to give efficient service will soon lack customers; the attorney who fails to get results will soon lack clients, and so it goes everywhere; power is contingent upon a proper use of the power already in our possession.”
For my WHY, I know part of it, especially success in my business (but truthfully, in all aspects of life), the fifth step in the Blueprint Builder is driving this. “Fifth, I fully realize no wealth or position can long endure unless built upon truth and justice, therefore, I engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects. I succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people. I induce others to serve me, because of my willingness to serve others. I eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism by developing love for all humanity, because I know a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I cause others to believe in me, because I believe in them, and in myself.”
I’m manifesting the last sentence at this point in my life, and that’s the part that drives me to leave a business card or build a relationship.
A friend mentioned she wanted to be able to “design her own day.” I’ve been fortunate to be able to design my own day for the last ten years, and it’s truly wonderful. I’m blessed to have been able to find a vehicle that can allow anyone to “design their own day.” I came by my ability to design my day by serving in the military for 28 years and marrying a college professor who eventually retired after 39 years of teaching. Our combined retirements, plus some investments, have allowed us to live our dreams reasonably fully (I’m designing some new dreams that even our current level of freedom does not permit). But everyone can’t serve in the military for 28 years and retire at a level where their income will permit them to design their own days. Many college professors can’t do that either — and not everyone can be a college professor or a military officer. The entry to both those careers is not open to everyone.
Network marketing IS open to everyone and at a deceptively low price. For those that don’t realize this, that low cost can be their Achilles’ Heel. They take it for granted or they don’t see it for the opportunity it is. But for those who are hungry, the universe is the limit, and I can help them achieve it.
Achieving this goes back to building good habits — the topic addressed in Scroll 1 of Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman in the World. Let me paraphrase:
Today I begin a new life. The first law I obey, which precedeth all others is I form good habits and become their slave. How do I form good habits? I read each scroll for thirty days in this prescribed manner, before I proceed to the next scroll. First, I read the words in silence when I arise. Then I read the words in silence after I have partaken of my midday meal. Last, I read the words again just before I retire at day’s end, and, most important, on this occasion I read the words aloud. On the next day I repeat this procedure, and I continue in like manner for thirty days. Then I turn to the next scroll and repeat this procedure for another thirty days, continuing until I have lived with each scroll for thirty days.
What’s accomplished with this? Herein lies the secret of all man’s accomplishments. As I repeat the words daily, they soon become a part of my active mind, but more important, they also seep into my other mind, that mysterious source which never sleeps, which creates my dreams, and often makes me act in ways I do not comprehend.
As the words of these scrolls are consumed by my mysterious mind I beging to awake each morning with a vitality I have never known. My vigor increases, my enthusiasm rises, my desire to meet the world overcomes every fear I once knew at sunrise, and I am happier than I ever believed possible in this world of strife and sorrow.
Today my old skin has become as dust. I walk tall among men and they know me not, for today I am a new woman with a new life.
I’ve taken a few liberties with the exact wording, but mostly by leaving out a lot of the scroll. If you’re reading from the MKE course, your mind has already filled in the missing pieces.
In essence, if you do something often enough, you begin to enjoy it, and if you enjoy it, you want to do it more, and it becomes a habit. You can do this for beneficial things or harmful things. If you want to change a habit, you replace it with the habit you want to build.
Once you discover your WHY, you follow this process of repetition, and eventually, your subconscious mind finds a way to make it your reality. Inexplicably, opportunities will present themselves to you, and once you begin taking those opportunities, more will come your way, and it will begin to feel natural and easy. Since I’ve added my business into my DMP in September, those inexplicable things have been manifesting in pleasantly surprising ways.
That’s the HOW and a little of the “science” of implementing your WHY.