“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”.Lao Tzu – The Chinese philosopher
Last year, I started the MKE journey for the 2nd time. I was excited about it because I could seek the treasures & riches at the end result of the MKE process. This is my access and the key to the freedom which I was seeking.
However, at some point on this journey on the 6-month journey, I fell down. I got overwhelmed with things & life. (ie. distracted. )
I notice that I start saying to myself.
I can do it later.
I will only skip this one time.
I can catch up later
Then later, I created an additional creative avoidance reason & justification.
Eventually, I fell down, couldn’t get back up, and then self-pity myself.
How do I go about getting back up?
Well, I was provided the answer .
And how will this be accomplished? For I have neither the knowledge nor the experience to achieve greatness and already I have stumbled in ignorance and fallen into pools of self-pity. The answer is simple. I will commence my journey unencumbered with either the weight of unnecessary knowledge or the handicap of meaningless experience. Nature already has supplied me with knowledge and instinct far greater than any beast in the forest and the value of experience is overrated, usually by old men who nod wisely and speak stupidly.Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World, Scroll One
From the quote above, I get that I must let go of the unnecessary knowledge of
• The thought that I have failed
• The thought that I didn’t complete the MKE program.
(ie. I should consider that maybe I did not fail and I did complete it.)
I will let it go to allow a new furrow of new seed plowed within me.
(BTW, If I don’t let it go, it would be like a big black ball & chain that physically restrained prisoners by the ankle in the 17th century.)
I choose to let go of the unnecessary knowledge. This is the first step on my MKE journey!
I love that you’re saying this to our MasterMind, Ched. CHEERING YOU ON! “I will let it go to allow a new furrow of new seed plowed within me.”
Great blog Ched! Persistence is the key and to be present in the here and now is the magic. I am looking forward to read about your journey with the MKE.
That is a great step that you took Ched, congratulations.
Welcome back, my dear friend! Don’t look back or judge — allow yourself grace and proudly walk forward with confidence. You’ve got this! The “Spice Girls” are rooting for you!
Welcome back Ched! Sounds like this is your time. This is a great group and mastermind!