I persist until I succeed. I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a LION. I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep.The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.
Persistence in Applying Knowledge = Success
Well then …Persistence rules! Mandino says it all in one breath eh? My feelings exactly – you nailed it, OG! No sheep on this adventure!
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Headin’ into the New Year and 14 weeks of the MKMMA Experience now behind me. Wow, too fast!
Going boldly forward in 2016 into the unknown frontier where few men (or women) have been – back to the future to set a new course in the fields of uncertainty – where all opportunity and wisdom lie. And create a new flight plan to meet our future self… or a new blueprint as I’ve been sayin’.
Hey – what else can I say? It’s uncharted territory the majority of folks will never explore. Unless they join us in September for the next Master Key Experience.
This week has been tremendous fun to visit other blogs and read about their experiences. I found the holiday season a bit disruptive for my routine, but managed to keep an even keel and not get swamped with all the variables. Stoked by the growth I’ve experienced! See other student’s blogs in the sidebar >>
Movies to Validate Persistence
One of the homework projects included watching at least one of these movies which portray a hero’s journey. The key was to observe the elements which portray those tiny habits of persistence – which once mastered lead you to massive success automatically.
Nicki and I actually watched 5 out of the 6 this week and were amazed at how quickly we resonated the actor’s persistence in their DMP, POA, PMA and MMA following their passions.
I can hear you saying, “What da heck is he talking about.”
Fair enough, ‘cuz if you’re not in the MKMMA with us, you probably have no idea what the letters mean. So here’s a quick spin so you can understand the review.
DMP – Definite Main Purpose
Napoleon Hill introduced the concept of a major definite purpose in his classic Think and Grow Rich. Your definite main purpose represents the main or central mission of your life at this moment. Your life’s work. It attempts to answer the questions “why am I here?” and “what am I going to do with the rest of my life?”
Your definite main purpose is determined a burning desire of what you want your life to look like . No one can choose your desire for you. Once clarified – it becomes your definite chief aim and the primary focus of your mind – until it becomes your new reality. Unless, of course, you allow conflicting desires to stifle it.
PMA – Positive Mental Attitude
Positive mental attitude is the philosophy of employing an optimistic disposition in all situations to attract positive changes and accelerate achievement.
In the 1937 classic, Think and Grow Rich, Hill outlines the importance of positive thinking. However, he didn’t coin the phrase Positive Mental Attitude until he co-authored Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude, with W. Clement Stone.
They described it as:
“The ‘plus’ characteristics symbolized by such words as faith, integrity, hope, optimism, courage, initiative, generosity, tolerance, tact, kindliness and good common sense.”
When you focus on PMA you automatically uncover and plan ways to win, or find a desirable outcome, regardless of the circumstances. In doing so you eliminate negativity and hopelessness forever and live more harmoniously.
POA – Plan of Action
Take action (however small) towards your definite chief aim every day. This might be as little as writing it down on paper, making a phone call or simply reading an article. Remember the metaphor of the magnifying glass igniting the paper – laser focus. The compounding effect of small steps taken daily will astound you. Jeff Olsen outlines the power of compounding time in The Slight Edge.
In MKMMA we develop the skill of self-confidence and the habit of persistence by committing to follow the simple process of complex compounded progression to achieve stunning results. More on that later…
MMA – Master Mind Alliance
Form an alliance for achieving your Definite Chief Aim – with a person or persons who will help you implement your plans to transform your definite chief aim into reality. The purpose of this friendly alliance is to access the power of the law of the “Master Mind”.
“No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind [the master mind].” – Napoleon Hill
Your alliance should be with those who have your highest and best interests at heart. ie. Your spouse, mother, father, brothers or sisters, or close friends or business associates. Simply defined:
A mastermind alliance involves two or more people who work in perfect harmony for the attainment of a definite purpose.
In your mastermind alliance you:
- May borrow and use the education, experience, influence, and the capital of other people.
- Can accomplish in one year more than you could accomplish without it in a lifetime.
- Can readily tap into the power within to access the universal mind.
- Protect yourself against failure if your purpose is beneficial to all whom it affects.
The Master Key Master Mind Alliance is blessed with hundreds like minded people and it’s easy to choose any number to form a smaller mastermind within the large group. Imagine the potential when you’ve hundreds available to choose as mastermind partners!
October Sky – A Short Review
This was a fun task to include as “homework” over the holiday season. Without giving away too much of the story, I’ll give you a short snapshot of how I related to this movie.
In general – I loved the characters portrayed by the actors and was in tune with the emotional tone of the values they communicated throughout the entire movie. Credible characters – well cast roles.
October Sky is based on Homer Hickam’s Rocket Boys, a true memoir. The real life hero of this story actually does end up working with Astronauts so it’s easy to see the authenticity of the movie story.
Homer (the star) was focused on getting an autographed photo of Werner von Braun which I identified with immediately because Bob Proctor often quotes von Braun in his conversations about the Universal Laws:
“The natural laws of the universe are so precise that we have no difficulty building a spaceship to the moon and can time the flight with the precision of a fraction of a second.”
It’s a great link to the material we are studying with MKMMA.
After viewing Sputnik orbiting the earth, Homer, an avid science fiction reader has a burning desire to become part of the solution for space travel. (DMP). His first in a series of stumbling blocks is math and science, his weak subjects in school. So, he knows he can’t go this alone and needs set up an alliance with others to leverage their skills. (MMA)
He connects with the geeky outcast class brainiac, Quentin, and recruits him as a partner (MMA) to help him follow his destiny. As the discuss their plan of action (POA) they ask two more lads to join them in their adventure.
The first attempts to launch his rockets end in minor disaster – like blowing a fence down. This get them on the wrong side of his dad and the miners who think Homer should be in the mine and get his head out of the clouds. The dialogue and drama it builds keeps the story moving quickly and adds to the entertainment value immensely.
The boys garner more support (POA) for their project and Homer’s (MMA) expands to insure his eventual success. The inspiration he receives from his teacher is motivational, emotional and well choreographed to add a heart warming touch to the story.
The (PMA) Homer maintains through the story is a picture of strength and his leadership develops throughout the story.
I purposely didn’t detail the total story line because if you haven’t seen this movie, I didn’t want to give away all the goodies in a couple of paragraphs. Well, boys and girls, end of the storytelling for now.
It’s New Year’s eve tonight and I wanted to get this posted.
I highly recommend you read this review of Rudy by my master mind partner, Terry Neraasen.
Make it a fantastic 2016!
’til next time,
played by Chris Cooper?