Master Key Experience – Week 1
A Guide While On The Journey
This journey is a new type of journey for me: keeping an open mind about what I’ve considered in the past to be a completely foreign or alien philosophy. This 6 month course is based on a personal development book written by Charles Haanel called the Master Key System in 1916. The course details, at great length, steps that require thinking that seem quite “out of the box” (maybe even heretical) for me on the journey to achieving what one truly wants in life. This is what I thought – at first glance. This post will serve as a guide while on the journey.
Remember Wanting to be Open-minded?
Now after attending the first of weekly 2 hour live lectures, with 1 hour q&a sessions immediately following, and daily readings for the week, some of the 45 key points are beginning to make some practical sense to me. The first chapter of the book was somewhat difficult for me, as I don’t claim to have much of an intellect- but I do like to read. I’m finding that in this first chapter, slowing down and chewing on what I am reading seems to help. I am confident that it will become easier as the reading continues.
Habits – One of Several Keys
Reading Haanel’s book is only one of the “keys” to opening the doors along this journey. Another key is a second book, The Greatest Salesman in the World, written by Og Mandino. In this story, about a 1st century camel boy who achieves a life of abundance, Mandino deals with habits, and how all men are “slaves” to their habits, both good and bad. Just the story itself is turning out to be a fun read, but the purpose is to be a guide to practices that result in success. Habits are formed by repetition, and unwanted or bad habits, can only be replaced by other habits.
Desire, Purpose, and a Blueprint Builder – More Keys
Napoleon Hill (Think and Grow Rich), was another student of the Master Key philosophy. In chapter 5 of T&GR, he states that desire is the starting point of all achievement. You have got to know, specifically, what it is that you want. There’s an old saying: “Most people aim at nothing in life . . . and hit it with amazing accuracy.” As part of the MKE, we are learning to write a ‘Definite Major Purpose” for our life. It will serve as an anchor to keep me focused.
And finally we come to the Blueprint Builder. It is another document written by Hill, and it is to be repeated out-loud daily to help us develop self-confidence. Belief is the backbone of self-confidence. When you put something down on paper, and repeat it out-loud (with enthusiasm), it adds to that belief. Remember, if you think you can’t do something, then you probably won’t be able too.
In a Nutshell
And so here it is, my introductory guide to the Master Key Experience. An overview of the journey I’ve committed to for the next six months. As I mentioned in my last post, you can follow along and check my progress about what’s happening with me. Just fill out the form below, and I’ll give you a free copy of The 7 Day Mental Diet to help challenge you!