I am not only learning from the Master Key Mastermind Alliance, but it is teaching me to learn lessons from what I see in everyday life. I love Scroll 6 and in particular the section that talks about how to control one’s emotions. This scroll puts together some of the things I have learned in the course and have observed elsewhere.
Og Mandino says”:
- “How do I change?
- If I feel depressed I will sing.
- If I feel sad I will laugh.
- If I feel ill I will double my labor.
- If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
- If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
- If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
- If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
- If I feel incompetent I will remember past success.
- If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
- Today I will be master of my emotions.”
It is a well-known fact that singing can reduce stress and depression. I now know that it is because of the Law of Substitution. We cannot think of more than one thing at a time. If we concentrate on singing or laughing, we will not be thinking depressing or sad thoughts. We have been taught in this course to replace all negative thoughts with positive ones. You can learn how to control your thoughts by signing up for the “7 Days to a New You” found on the right side of this post.
I recently saw a movie called Eddie the Eagle and although there were many messages I got from the movie, one that hit home for me was courage. Eddie sat at the top of the 90 meter ski jump at the 1988 Olympics looking down to the landing area of the ski jump, a jump he had never skied before. I am certain he was afraid. I was afraid just looking at the picture. He did it! He skied and jumped the 90 meter run. I think this is a great image to keep in my mind when I feel fear. My obstacles are not nearly as big as his and may be something as simple as picking up the phone to call customers.
Feel the fear and do it anyway. Use it as a tool.
The fact that I can get over feeling inferior by wearing new garments is not really something new for me. What woman, or man, doesn’t feel better when donning their new outfits? This will help justify my next shopping adventure. J
We have had to write out messages on index cards and read them out loud. Mark always tells us that we should read our card with ENTHUSIASM. This helps the subconscious mind assimilate the messages better. Now I see that this also helps with uncertainty.
We have written out our Definite Major Purpose in Life on index cards. This includes financial goals for myself, among other things. We have written these out as SMART goals and ones that anyone can see when they are reached. This helps one stay out of the poverty mode because I know that whatever I think about grows and thoughts become things. It is better to think of riches than bills.
One set of cards we had to write were about some of the successes we have had in our lives, whether they were big successes or small successes. I wrote out about 50 cards. Reading through these cards reminds me that if I was successful in the past, I can be successful again in the future.
I read through all these cards throughout the day, some of them I read 3 times a day. The subconscious mind doesn’t know what is real and this procedure helps the subconscious guide me on my way. Scroll VI puts a lot of our assignments into prospective. We have come a long way in the past 5 months.