Master Key Week 9: Gratitude Sprouts Growth…


Time Capsule: I'm an ongoing student of the universe, adventurer, internet entrepreneur, creative photographer, skilled woodworker, loving husband and dad, Paul Simon fan... and 'Still Crazy After All These Years'.

[blank_space height=’1em’] Gratitude unfolds quickly.  I knew this adventure was about retraining my brain – what I didn’t know was my emotions would bubble up (and over) as I immersed myself in the wisdom of the ages from Haanel, Mandino, Emerson, Hill (and even youngsters like Mark &  Devene). 

Think!  OK, I can do that.  Now add feeling to the thought. Well, that’s a little harder.  Follow your heart to uncover your purpose.  Now, that’s not easy!  But it’s essential for growth and once you get it nailed… it inspires you to take action.  

When you take inspired action, the results are always predictable…

Seems easy eh?  It’s NOT!

Musings this week with my MKMMA Experience have a different twist…

Think DifferentlyThe past 3 lessons from Haanel have tied together Ideation, Visualization and Manifestation with clarity and outlined exactly how attain the results we want in life. 

Since it’s a universal law and perfectly predictable (with practice), I’m wondering, where has my head been for the last decade? 

Good question… 

Only one answer works: “Get over it and move on”.
Think differently, take different action, get different results. 

Thanks Einstein! I get it!  Not insane tho’-  maybe a little crazy according to my favourite pirate.

[tweet_box design=”default”]“If we weren’t all a little crazy we’d go insane…”  – Jimmy Buffet[/tweet_box]

I admit it’s been hard work shutting out all the distractions to focus my thoughts on this course material, but I’ve been persistent (or maybe it’s my stubbornness) with the exercises and it’s working. Habits not serving me have been replaced with new activity to launch me towards my goals and this new activity is slowly transforming into good habits.

My new best friend Og Mandino would love me for this ‘cuz…

It’s exactly as Mandino and Haanel predicted. Imagine that!

Do Affirmations Work?

Let’s face it… self-talk is something we are all good at, right?  After all, since thoughts are cause and results are the effect… our current life is a work of art and science we created with our past thoughts.  And who do we have to thank or blame for that?

Yup! the hero or culprit is the guy or gal in the mirror. Anyway you slice it – that’s the truth.

At first I accepted this truth with emotional reluctance because it reveals I am the only one responsible for what I am experiencing in my life right now.  And it’s not where I wanted to be at this point in my life.  Of course, I wanted to blame the outside world including the economy and various other circumstances for my results. 

But as I’ve discovered, it’s an inside job. Period.  My self talk from the past had caught up to me.  I manifested precisely the persistent focus of my dominant thoughts.

We all know this little gem tho’ and just don’t want to admit it, because then we’d have to do something about it.  And our ego keeps pulling us back to the comfort zone where results are familiar even if they are what we don’t want. 

affirmationsWhat’s the solution?

Stop listening to the parrot on my shoulder and kick the monkey off my back for starters!

Then start talking to myself with a new vocabulary so I affirm what I want my life to look like on my new blueprint. And keep chipping away at the concrete.

More on the Power of Affirmations in another post. In the meantime… keep adding colour to your life!

Gratitude Grows With Giving

I am grateful for my opportunity to be on this exciting adventure with all of you.

My experiences in the MKMMA course over the past two months have been enlightening and encouraging and prove to me the glimmering light at the end of the tunnel is NOT a train.  It’s a shining light from those who have gone before me to embrace this wisdom and are now helping me understand how to implement correct ways of thinking to manifest my true desires.

I’m referring to the bright light shining from caring stalwarts like Mark and Devene, Trish, Derek, the certified guides, the entire digital connection teams and many others in the Alliance who give so much to the community every day.

Thank you all! I appreciate you!

Dennis Goff

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  • I love your honesty. Yes this looked easy at the start, but when the old blueprint kicks in, wow…… but you are seeing it clearly. It takes COURAGE to admit you are the creator of your reality, especially when you are not where you would like to be now. I am in the same boat. My determination to create a new blueprint is what drives me to do the inner work …. the challenging work. You are doing great just to get to this point. Keep up the great work. I believe in you. Barbara

  • Thanks Barbara! It would be boring to have a paved road all the way to the summit! A few potholes and boulders along the way makes the driving challenging and adventuresome. Glad to hear you are determined to up your inner game. Stay the course and the rewards will make you smile. I appreciate you!

  • Dennis, I commend you for demonstrating integrity: “Wisdom is knowing the right path to take..Integrity is taking it.” M.H. McKee. You have stepped out of your comfort zone and accepted this challenge ( a new right path) we have all been offered to change our reality and create a new life. You are doing an excellent job of embracing the hard mind work with new internal thoughts and chipping away at the cement we all carry of our old selves. Congratulations. I also appreciate your creative blog posts and am excited to learn from you about blogging as I read your blogs each week.

  • Patti – Thank you for your encouraging comments! Loved your McKee quote and your thoughtfulness in adding it here. Yah – out of my comfort zone into the twilight zone – or so it seems somedays. Glad you’re enjoying my musings each week. If I can be of any help… let me know. Enjoy your weekend!

  • Thank you Karen! Nice to see you here today. Happy to share my MKMMA experience – it’s been an mind expanding adventure to be sure!

  • I’m not sure if I read the correct post for your MKMMA highlighted week, but it doesn’t matter. It was the perfect post for me to read.
    I’m glad I’m not the only oldie in the bunch, although growing together is forming a strong bond here with those of every age and every dimension in life.

    I love your honesty. I also love your page.

    Thank you for demonstrating to me what I, also, can be. With each read comes another incentive to achieve greater things.

  • Hi Cherylan – Thank you for reading my post and you comments. I appreciate you! Hey – go easy on the “oldie” stuff eh? We’re not old yet – just mature and seasoned. lol. Love your attitude about learning and you will achieve whatever you desire. The MKMMA experience is a mind expanding adventure for all of us. Have fun!

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