Master Key Week 7 – Play to Win in the Game of Life


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[blank_space height=’1em’] I play to win and promised to write a post every week when I committed to the 6 month Master Key Experience and I always keep my promises!  The deadline for this one is only hours away and it’s been a challenging week for me. Musings will be straight from the heart again.  No BS!

Not whining tho’.  That wouldn’t do either.  In fact a big piece of this week’s focus was becoming aware of any negative thoughts and replacing them with a positive thought within 7 seconds.  Then choosing the feeling I wanted to attach to the thought.  Ever try that?

Sound easy eh?  Yah – I thought so too on Monday morning.  I soon found out even though many people tell me I’m the most positive guy they know… I wasn’t the positive “thinker” I wanted to be.  Seems I was experiencing bursts of positive thoughts in the midst of a sea of negative vibes!

Fortunately my concentration increased throughout the week.  As I retrained my brain I could feel the difference in my whole being.  Duh?  Funny how we habitually carry on with countless patterns daily… totally unconscious of the reason we get the results we do.  Until we stop to observe the thought and consciously decide how we want to feel about it.  Then just do it. Play to win!

The second part I found tough this week was the 15 minute sit Haanel included in lesson 7. An integral component of this course is the daily “sit” which in essence is a short meditation.

Here’s how it plays out…

Preferably same time, same chair in the same room every day to develop the habit.  OK I can do that. NOT!  Missed several times this week!  Haanel would say – go to your room! lol

Each day I am to sit still for at least fifteen minutes and concentrate on relaxing my mind and body to attain a calm state and focus on specific things.  This week I was to visualize a conversation with a good friend about my successful journey in the past tense – i.e. a couple of years in the future. Visualization of the interview in my future press release.

The Guy in the Mirror Talks Back!

Guy in the Mirror
You Always Keep Your Promises!

OK –  I admit I fell off the wagon this week on the sits and it hurts ’cause I promised accountability to the guy in the mirror.  

And when I looked him in the eye this week he actually talked back to me.  Believe it!  I gather he was not pleased with my performance!  I had promised him success!  

And I had let him down.

So, I ‘fessed up to my falling down a time or two…

And I acknowledge my failure, learn from it, climb back on my horse and git goin’ again!

I was inspired by this short movie clip Mark J included as part of the week7 lesson. It reaches out to me every time I watch it.  Take a couple of minutes and enjoy it.

[blank_space height=’1em’]Visualization: Back to the Future Again…

Ever since I read Maxwell Maltz – Psycho-Cybernetics back in the 70’s I understand the power of visualization in achieving change and goals. However Haanel wrote this long before Maltz was a gleam in his dad’s eye, so pay close attention this truth.

For me it was a back to the future moment and a wake up call!

In 7:7 Haanel emphasizes:

“Then comes the process of visualization. You must see the picture more and more complete, see the detail, and, as the details begin to unfold the ways and means for bringing it into manifestation will develop. One thing will lead to another. Thought will lead to action, action will develop methods, methods will develop friends, and friends will bring about circumstances, and, finally, the third step, or Materialization, will have been accomplished”.

And I know from many years of concrete being added to me (baggage) that knowing about a particular method is NOT the same as knowing it works from results achieved.

I see now my half hearted efforts in the past to try it to “see if it works” were totally absurd!  You have to believe it before you’ll see it.  Then take inspired action to move towards your intention. The methods and resources will appear as needed as you read in the quote.  I’m getting it – one piece at a time.  

Haanel goes on to clarify this in 7:13

“Clearness and accuracy are obtained only by repeatedly having the image in mind. Each repeated action renders the image more clear and accurate than the preceding, and in proportion to the clearness and accuracy of the image will the outward manifestation be. You must build it firmly and securely in your mental world, the world within, before it can take form in the world without”.

I can hear you saying, “but, Dennis, it can’t be that easy or more people would be doing it”.   You’re right! Of course it’s not EASY.

It’s HARD mental labour and few folks have the ilk to blow away their negative bias and park their ego long enough to get the results they say they want.  Maybe you do or you wouldn’t be reading this post. This is key…

[tweet_dis] If you want to change your life… CHANGE YOUR LIFE! [/tweet_dis]

You can’t expect to do it reading a few quotes on a post where I reflect on my weekly experiences with the Master Key Master Mind Alliance.  That’s my hero’s journey not yours. Of course I’m grateful you’re along for the ride and commenting on my posts – happy to see you here.  Hang around it get’s even more exciting!

But – step out and step up… if you’re ready to up your game in life.

This is Not a Dress Rehearsal

We all have a choice – to be the director and star in our movie of life.  It’s not a spectator sport!  Watching from the sidelines is not and option if you want to experience autonomy, liberty, true health, recognition for creative expression and leave a legacy – you’ve got to participate in the game. Or not.

Get on the MKMMA scholarship wait list for 2016 and start your own hero’s journey.

Here’s why it’s important for you…

If you’re serious about learning how to think for yourself instead of following the thundering herd towards the bog of eternal stench (yah – I’m a Princess Bride fan) and continuing to live a life of quiet desperation… you need to take action soon. Like all of us… your biological clock only has so much sand left.

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Time to post this blog for the week.  If you’ve read this far… congrats!  

Thanks for dropping by today and letting me share reflections
about my Master Key Experience.

Leave your comments below if you’re inspired to do so.

’til next time…


Dennis Goff[blank_space height=’7em’]PS:  If you enjoyed this post – you may also like: 2019 September – my future self

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  • To say that I was inspired by your post would be an understatement. Loved, loved, loved your post which gave me insights about my lack of participation. Thank you so much and God bless

  • Play to win in the game of life… even though I have been studying the same material, you have just cast it in a bright new light, and re-inspired me. Thank you for your musings and thank you for raising the bar for me. Now following you regardless of tribe.

  • Thanks Sharon – glad to add some fuel to the fire for you. Happy to see you here! It’s a fun adventure when failure is not an option. It’s the law. lol

  • Dennis, I’m glad you are with us in the class. You are real and have real days like us all. I see you doing something about it and are honest with us about that. Great job there. I’ve had struggles with the Diet and have not made it past 2 full days yet. I can see that I can and you as well . Keep your direction true as you are now and your desires will manifest perfectly……………….
    I love the video with the quote by Marianne Williamson without the “Glory of God” part in it because ever since I first read that, I’ve Loved it. I printed it and framed it .

  • Robert – many thanks for your comments. I always enjoy connecting with folks who “get it” about our short time here on this planet. Thanks for your encouragement!

  • Really nice Blog Dennis.. I do understand all your struggles..Going through this you do have an advantage of being a great writer.. Keep Shinning…!

  • Dennis,
    It may have taken you to the deadline to write your blog but it is brilliant! Well done my friend! Because in the end….you final reward will be heartaches and tears … If you’ve cheated the guy in the glass.

  • Thank you Camille! The dude in the glass is getting a lot of attention this week! I appreciate your encouragement. Cheers!

  • You’re welcome! Glad you found it helpful. I’ll drop by your blog soon and say hi. I appreciate you!

  • I so agree with the video: “We are powerful beyond measure…We are all meant to shine…

    Terrific blog. One day soon I will create a more colorful blog with pictures and videos. Onward to my continual Digital Connections Social Media education.

  • Thank you Patti! It’s been hard work and also a lot fun to experience the MKMMMA roller coaster. Working thru each week and unravelling more of the mystery of life daily. Appreciate your visit today.

  • Fantastic blog! Psychol-Cybernetics by Maltz was prescribed for me in the 60’s to help me sleep, My first encounter with visualization and relaxation methods. Thanks for reminding me and thanks for sharing.

  • Thanks Eleanor! Funny how we rediscover “stuff” from decades ago and use it again. Happy to see you here and you’re welcome!

  • Wow, glad I found this on Twitter.
    Loved reading this. “Princess Bride” is an awesome movie!

  • I am enjoying being an observer. MKMMA blogging has given us the opportunity to read other’s journey. Thank you for writing from the heart. I appreciate the video clip and a good reminder. I look forward to sharing your musings and getting more insights for myself as well.

  • Glad you’re enjoying my posts, Julia. Thanks for your ongoing encouragement! Harmony and collective growth with masterminds – great to have you on this wild ride. Fun eh?

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