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White-Hot Flame to Burnout to White-Hot Flame
Sometimes I think that my life progresses and then I digress. It seems that I jump from one white hot flame to another with some burnout along the way. The old saying puts it this way, “Two steps forward, one step back.” This week I was sent back to some of the things we had covered in Week 1of The Master Key Experience.
In Week 1, we learned that we are building a new blueprint which will change our lives. The blueprint of our life is thoughts infused with feelings which form our beliefs. Our beliefs permanently change our actions, and our actions change our results. Therefore, when we want to change our lives, we must change our thoughts.
“Desire [is] the starting point of all achievement.” “Back of all this demand for new and better things, there is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.”Napoleon Hill – Think and Grow Rich
We must really know what we want. When I started this experience fifteen weeks ago, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted for my life. I knew a lot of what I didn’t want, and I knew that I wanted something different than I had, but when someone asked me what I wanted, I really had no clue.
A Familiar Concept
Unfortunately, this was not a new concept in my life. I have always had so many interests that I really had a hard time settling down on any of them. I remember in ninth grade we were given a test by our guidance counselors. My results came back saying that I had so many interests that I would never be good at anything.
Over the years I have gone on to prove that was not true. I am good at a lot of things! The only problem is that when I master something, I am off to conquer the next thing. I just don’t stick with anything very long. Here I was 40+ years after taking those placement tests and I still did not know exactly what I wanted.
Each week in the experience, we worked on building a new blueprint by writing a Definiteness of Purpose (DMP). It needed to be clear and concise. We would turn it in to our guides who would send it back to us with suggestions for getting the wording just right. Every day we read our DMPs three times out loud with feeling in order for our subconscious to go about manifesting those results. (This is the Law of Subconscious in action.)
Last Sunday I was in a different class with Mark Januszewski and he was drilling a woman about what she really wanted. I don’t remember what her answers were because it brought up in me the question of, do I know what I really want? At that moment I came to the conclusion that I did not. It has been a question I have been pondering all week. Do I know what I really want?
Today I woke with the firm belief that I DO KNOW WHAT I REALLY WANT! The next thing that popped into my head was, “so why do I not change my actions to get it?” Immediately I had my answer. It is right there in Hill’s statement, “the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” I lacked the burning desire. I lacked the white-hot flame of desire.
I want my life to be different, but it doesn’t burn in me to possess it. I have been comfortable where I am and with what I have. Yes, it would be nice to have the things I desire, but I was ok settling for less than what I really wanted. It was a desire, but not a white-hot flame of desire. Is that really the life I want? No! If it was, I would never have started and stuck with the Master Key Experience.
Where do I go from here? How do I get my desire to go from just a want to being a white-hot flame that I burns in my soul? What is going to move me to take the action I need to take in order to have the things I desire?
That is where the work of reading the DMP out loud three times a day comes in. When we read it with feeling, it becomes belief. I hate to admit it, but I have let other things come in and overwhelm me. I have slacked off doing the work I have needed to be doing and my desire to have the things that I want has dwindled to a small ember rather than a white-hot flame.
So, this week I commit to reading my assignments as I am supposed to. I commit to reading my DMP out loud with enthusiasm. I read and I throw another log on the fire of desire. I read and I fan the embers of want into a roaring fire. I read and the embers of want become a white hot flame of desire.
I always keep my promises,
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