They say that a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. In my case, it began with just $1.
This week has been one of discovery as I read, re-read, read aloud and sat in silence. I have been having quite a few insights, but for brevity, I’ll simply speak to the most interesting to me.
First, when I began, I was sure I knew my Definite Purpose in life. What I discovered was a collection of old and new goals, thoughts and ideas that I have collected over time and piecemealed together into my ‘Grand Plan’.
I’m now using my silent time to do as suggested in point 2 of the BPB and using that time to fully think about and feel into the person I intend to become.
Second, that old blueprint is persistent. I never truly thought about how much I am resistant to. I tell myself ‘no’, but not generally as much as I have this week.
There is something about being in sales for some of us where we hear ‘no’ so much that it becomes hard to hear it from ourselves.
That’s not to suggest a blatant lack of discipline, but if we’re addicted to old patterns…and following those patterns make us ‘feel good’, then it obviously becomes hard to say no.
Thus, I did not complete every re-read, but I did most of them. I wasn’t always able to make the full 15min of silent sitting, but I did more than half the attempts. I DID finally get my first DMP draft in, so that’s a win!
And this is just the FIRST step in my journey… only like 999.99999999 more miles to go.
“I will persist until I succeed.” -The Greatest Salesman in the World