In scroll IV Og says, “Within me burns a flame… and its heat is a constant irritation to my spirit to become better than I am.”
A flame has sprung to life inside unlike any I’ve ever experienced. I’ve finally found the desire to seek to be better than I am, or ever have been.
He also says, “my skills, my mind, my heart, my body will stagnate, rot, and die unless I put them to good use.”
I realized a year ago that even though I had retired, there was no reason to be ‘done.’ Rather than stagnate and worse, I had an opportunity to pursue that offered growth and accomplishment beyond anything I’d ever allowed myself to imagine.
My fire to be better and put myself to good use is wrapped together with efforts to build a network marketing business.
I am both blessed and challenged. My realizations are inspiring, but they’re not enough. There remains an obstacle to remove — call it ‘undesirable conditions.’
My undesirable condition in this context has to do with a predisposition toward negative expectations of people. This expectation is reinforced by experience time and time again in the business of network marketing.
I have been struggling with how to turn the corner on this issue for a long time. Too often, It’s the topic of conversation between myself and others.
As he has so many times, Haanel tells it like it is in Question 7 this week. Thinking, discussing, and visualizing conditions of lack, limitation, disease, inharmony, and discord of every kind brings about undesirable conditions. The pictures in our minds are taken up by the subconscious and crystallized into experiences by the Law of Attraction. We reap what we sow.
The exercise this week is to dig into insight. During my sit yesterday, I did so for a time then asked how I might have better results.
“It starts with you” is all I heard. Truly, my only defense is to put less attention on those negative expectations. I need to direct my thoughts and conversations elsewhere.
I have a few hundred index cards on my desk that will help with that.