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MKMMA Week 7 – Picture This

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

This week’s Friday MKMMA blog deadline finds me immersed in a work – a rework – in progress.

It seemed like a simple enough task. Week/Chapter 7 of Haanel’s Master Key System charges us to apply Visualization to our thoughts.

Well, this should be a gimme for me. I’m a flat out “Visual” on the VAK scale (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic).

Heck, I’m a photographer! I “see” the world in pictures all the time. I look at things and picture them in ways that make people say “dang, how’d you see THAT?”

I see things that aren’t even there!

Okay, that’s probably a topic for another story.

So Visualizing my DMP should be a no-brainer, right?

Well, yes. And no, not quite.

Maybe because I respond so strongly to visual images, this week it really became clear that as grand and lovely and emotional-sounding as my DMP was, the true, core feelings and emotions in me aren’t happening.

It’s written well. Lots of emotional sounding words. Lots of noble sounding thoughts. But it still isn’t igniting that burning fire that will cause me to push through any barrier to get to it.

As good as it reads, it’s still features and benefits, not the core emotions, not the true criteria.

So it’s more sitting. And walking. Not that I haven’t been sitting and walking before.

I’ve done plenty of sitting, looking for answers in its embryonic stages, working to come up with what seemed like just the right DMP.

Heck, it seems like there were days when the only time I wasn’t sitting was when I was laying down sleeping. I’m becoming the Forrest Gump of Sitting.

“Sit, Stu, Sit!”

And walking? Ha! I’m doing plenty of that. Why, if I stopped walking “in circles”, starting and coming back to my front door, and just set off walking in one direction, I’d probably realize one of my DMP goals of “Seeing the Entire World”, just walking to figure out this DMP thing.

“Walk, Stu, Walk!”

So I’ve decided to approach it quasi- Ben Franklin style, but with different column subjects. I’ve taken all the goals in my current DMP and listed them in the left column. Realizing that they’re mostly “features”. Then a center column, which lists the “benefit” of that feature.

And then, on the right is the true criteria column, the “what’s important about that” column. And in some cases maybe another column, “what’s really important about that?

I know how to do this in conversation. Time to look inside and have that conversation with myself, and get to the true core of what I really want, what it’s really all about.

So that’s where I am. It isn’t there yet. Won’t be tonight. Maybe not for a few nights. Like I said, a re-work, a work in progress.

But then again I guess that’s what we all really are, all the time.

I’ll get ‘er done. I’ll see it through, and create that true image. And when I do I’ll show you what it looks like.

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MKMMA Week 5.2.0 – I “Got ‘er Done!”

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Well , it’s up, I finally posted my “Press Release”.

I not only used the additional two days we received from Mark, but even the extra hour granted by the time change from Daylight Savings Time! Thank you.

When the assignment was first announced it seemed like a fairly simple thing. I already have a 1000-word plus DMP from the early stages of the Think and Grow Rich class this past spring. Plenty of material to draw from.

But as I tried to write the thing I kept blocking up. It just didn’t feel right. And I kept stalling, looking for a direction.

In the end I went through a complete re-evaluation of my DMP and even my PPN’s. I’d used shorter-term benchmarks in my “finalized” MKMMA DMP, but they somehow weren’t causing the true meaning of it all to resonate.

Was that perhaps the reason it was so easy to drift this past week?

It’s interesting that as I read other blog posts from this week, there seems to be a shared “disconnect”, a feeling that we weren’t truly feeling the energy we’re intending to create.

Was this assignment a diabolical plot from Mark and the team? Have they, having been through this before, anticipated these reactions at this stage and planted this to challenge us to re-examine our true beliefs?

I need to be careful, lest my questions stray into the realm of “opinion”!

Hmm … does posing a thought as a “question” exonerate it from being expressed as an “opinion”? Have I found a loophole in this “opinion” thing?

Or is the “loophole” in reality that the more effective way of expressing our ideas is not to tell others what we think they should think or do, but to pose a question for us both to consider?

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