Week 4 – Heroes Show up!

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Heroes show up. It’s an off-hand comment I’ve heard Mark J. say and it really resonated with me because week four is the week everyone quits. They either quit the MKMMA program or quit giving less than 100%. Maybe Mark is speaking to my subby here but that voice in my head is screaming, “We don’t quit. We don’t give up or give in!” It’s time to go all-in. Outside influences, the thought of procrastination and interruptions don’t stop but my reactions to them have changed. I decide to quit giving myself less than 100%.

That’s what the Master Keys Mastermind Alliance is about – learning that good habits are the key to success and bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. Bam! Zing! Pow! (Thanks again Og.)

“Failure is no longer my payment for struggle.” says Og Mandino in The Greatest Salesman in the World. This “struggle” continues but failure isn’t an option. I can be what I will to be. In fact I object to the word “struggle”. Struggle insinuates adversity. I happily receive all that I encounter. This may be work but I’m on the right track.

I recommend this process (and it is a process) to anyone who wants to know why they don’t always show up. Life interferes with our plans and we put aside the dreams we have for our families. Before we know it, life is full of working overtime, piano lessons, swimming practices and a myriad of other obligations, distractions and activities. When we look back we wistfully think of the goals we had and our hopes to change the world. There’s no time like the present to show up and re-think priorities.

Heroes show up and I continue to show up. I can be what I will to be!


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8 thoughts on “Week 4 – Heroes Show up!

  1. kathyseys

    I for one am very glad that you keep showing up
    The distractions of life, all excuses, although justified, have gotten in the way of us being our true selves, or even finding out who our true selves are. The sitting once a day has sure helped. This is a wonderful journey as we learn that distractions do happen. It is just how we handle them. Good read. Thanks

  2. masterkeyelicia

    Hi Dennis, Thanks so much for your insights and the way you describe them, I find myself way too often distracted by life. Some days I just don’t seem to get far and yet I feel like I’ve run a marathon. Since starting this course it’s become so evident that I just seem to chase my tail a lot ( hee hee hee ). I too dislike the word struggle. Are you finding that every time you read salesman, something new pops out? I have been, and I’m loving how everything is starting to link up.


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