Week 2 – The Conflict Within Arises

I’ve been pretty diligent about all the things on my list of things to do. I do my “sit” every evening. It seems what I’ve learned so far is I can follow instructions. Beyond accomplishing the assigned tasks there’s been a running conversation in my head. Sometimes I’d even describe it as an argument.

The argument occurs when the little voice in my head says it’s OK to skip a reading and catch up the following day, slack on any of the honor assignments or not rev-up the emotion when reading my Definite Major Purpose (DMP) or Blueprint Builder (BPB). Sometimes the little voice is very persuasive or I’m more vulnerable to these suggestions because there is also some fear in the unknown. Change is uncomfortable, life is busy, time is scarce, I’m tired, my family needs my attention and I have many obligations. All of these are true but I know they’re no excuse and “the few moments spent each day on this new habit are but a small price to pay for the happiness and success that will be mine.” as written by Og Mandino in The Greatest Salesman in the World.

The little voice hasn’t realized yet that I’m “all-in” as far as the Master Keys Mastermind Alliance (MKMMA) program is concerned. That comes with a commitment to develop new habits and accomplishing the tasks even as the little voice tells me it’s OK not to. It means revving up the emotion when doing my reading. I’ve even adopted Mark J.’s arm jab to add some physicality to the emotion.

I know I must look forward, not behind, work this program and disregard the little voice and it’s excuses, create new habits and leave behind those that put me on the wrong path. To paraphrase Einstein, the definition of insanity is continuing the same actions and expecting a different result. In truth the little voice doesn’t stand a chance because it get’s dimmer every day as I continually provide new inputs into my thoughts. Doesn’t stand a chance…

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17 thoughts on “Week 2 – The Conflict Within Arises

  1. UltimateVacationLifestyle

    YES!!! I have this same little voice (especially as my “midday meal” time varies considerably from day to day) – and sometimes it seems SO easy to just “slip” once – who’s gonna know right? MY stupid little Subby (and ME) that’s who – and that’s why I too am “ALL IN” no skips, no slips – #BePhenomenalOrBeForgotten !!

    Thank you!! for such an inspirational post to remind me that we all hit these bumps and only the few, the committed will prevail!!

  2. dennisa60

    Dennis As I read your words and those of others commenting, It’s evident we all go through our ebb and flow…You are so right about being busy…It seems the older I get the busier I am and now trying to fit in this new lifestyle of habits….yes resistance…trying to shred a very entrenched ego and old blue print…Our hero’s journey… the old song from John Sebastian comes to mind…”did you ever have to make up your mind?..not often easy, not often kind, choose one and leave the other behind..


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