Week 17 – The GOAL: Symbols versus Reality

While in my sit after reading part 17 of Haanel’s Master Key System this evening I had a very interesting vision/thought. The Goal I have set my sights on is a symbol of power not the reality! In line 28 Haanel states: “You may be pursuing fame instead of honor, riches instead of wealth, position instead of servitude; in either event you will find that they turn to ashes just as you overtake them.” 

I think I Just figured out why goals of money are not working for me. I can’t get excited about money I can’t generate intense emotion over paper. But I can see a family go from struggle to secure, from desperation to excitement and joy. I have a vision of a family, I see their 2 boys cross the stage in little suits with cute bow ties and polished shoes, a family that was unsure if they would need to move in with friends to make ends meet just a year earlier. Wow! My true goal is to use my talents to mentor and empower people to success.

The goal is not the $1,000,000 a year income. Not the Status, not the award, Leaders-Helping-Othersnot the achievement. These are the symbols of an achievement met. Results of a reality called service

The goal is in using my gifts to help others realize their talents and gifts to satisfy their needs. In my business of financial services, for example, my goal is to help as many families become financially secure and independent as possible. In my business my goal is to use my talents to mentor and empower associates to become self sufficient and ultimately wealthy.

If I lead, empower, and mentor X number of people to reach their goal of a 6 figure income, and help them build teams doing Y in production each month, then I am assured of generating over a million dollar a year income. That is the end result. Thus my goal is not the end result, the end result is simply the manifestation of having served the number of people necessary. My focus therefore is on the service and the goal of the number of people served.help-other-succeed

The very interesting thing of this focus is that I can focus on people and service. I can be come excited and passionate about people! I can visualize the outcome of service. I can not focus on money because money does not really exist. Money is a symbol, the manifestation of perceived value it is not substance. People are! So there I have it, in pursuing the symbol I am left with ashes, but in pursuing the spirit, the true goal, I can achieve beyond my dreams!

Oh my!

Enjoy Life!

(Create a better world, begin with the guy/gal in the mirror!)

Week 6 – Its Not Hocus Pocus Its Just FOCUS

Week Six of Haanel’s Master Key System is my favorite so far! It could be due to I am becoming aware or have better understanding. It could also be that all the exercises from our Master Key Experience is starting to take effect. What ever it is this week’s lesson is to me the cornerstone of my personal journey!

Here in California they say ‘sit under a pyramid, hold crystals in your hand, and chant’ then all the things you want will come to you. Ah yeah, you go on with your good self and have a nice life, bye!

‘Thought is a product of Mind and Mind is creative, but this does not mean that the Universal will change its modus operandi to suit us or our ideas, but it does mean that we can come into harmonious relationship with the Universal, and when we have accomplished this we may ask anything to which we are entitled, and the way will be made plain.’ -Master Key System

WOW! And if you didn’t catch it, how about this “Ask and you shall receive, knock and the door will be opened to you…” But it must be in ‘Harmony’ with the Universal.

Wishful thinking does not do it. Setting goals and sitting on the side line does not do it. Having a positive mental attitude does not do it. These alone are useless, day dreams for people who never expect to accomplish their dream.

Necessities are demands, and demands create action, and actions bring about results. Until your mind is focused and your definite major purpose becomes a necessity then it will remain in the realm of wishful thinking and ever just out of reach. Aspiration, Desire and harmonious relations constantly and persistently maintained will accomplish results!

Directed attention then, gives us all the material things we have in this world. Look no further than each architectural feat where the problem was presented and thought impossible to accomplish and look – there we have it! Buildings reaching the sky, Airplanes, Rockets, Bridges and on and on. Henry Ford told his engineers to build a single block 8 cylinder engine. It was impossible they said and his reply was build it anyway! Directed attention to a single idea and we have the engines we use today. Awesome

The mind is a magnificent mechanism if we can harness it. However it is not wishing or hoping that manifests intention but focused attention on a single ideal.

This only happens with concentrated action. Setting a goal and then trying to wish it into existence calling this the “Law of Attraction” is farce. This is hard mental work but the reward is phenomenal indeed!

What happens when we apply directed concentrated attention to an idea or goal or problem, fixed on a purpose, is akin to using the magnifying glass to start a fire.  If our purpose is in harmony with the Universal and creative/constructive then our faith and desire will generate the energy needed to accomplish our aim.

If you are up to the task then sit and think of that which you want your life to become. It must be as clear as a snapshot! Focus your mind and attention on your goal and become in harmony and balance within then observe as the methods and tools you need become apparent for your advancement.

Happy thinking!