January 15

Master Key Experience – Week 16

Breakthroughs and Detours

I know that the theme for Week 16 was kindness, preceded by gratitude, and I fully intend to post about that, as my thinking of kindness has provided a breakthrough for me (more about that breakthrough soon). But now I need to digress. It’s confession time. I’ve been struggling with my blog posts, can you tell?

My goal has been to make one post every week, with a deadline of Thursday at 9 pm. I’ve only to make that deadline once in 16 weeks. The actual publishing dates have been closer to one every 8-10 days, and the writing quality that I want in the articles has been lacking. The struggle has not been with content. No, it has been due to a lack of motivation, brought on by frustration. It didn’t start out that way.

Blogging vs. Writing

(but don’t forget about the words)

My purpose for writing these blog posts was not to become a “professional” writer, but since I am writing, I want the writing to be good. Does that make sense?

That became all the more evident to me when I finally got to reading this, from Charles Haanel’s “The Master Key System” Part 15:

  1. We know that the Universal Thought has for its goal the creation of form, and we know that the individual thought is likewise forever attempting to express itself in form, and we know that the word is a thought form, and a sentence is a combination of thought forms, therefore, if we wish our ideal to be beautiful or strong, we must see that the words out of which this temple will eventually be created are exact, that they are put together carefully, because accuracy in building words and sentences is the highest form of architecture in civilization and is a passport to success.

That is what I am aspiring to. However, it has been said “don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good.” What does that mean? For me right now, it means I’m trying too hard. I think that has been my problem all along. I expect a lot of myself. And it has been hanging me up. Rome wasn’t built in a day. I need to give myself permission to become the person who will have a better command of his words and thoughts. They will come.

Giving myself permission…sounds like the subject of another post. Today is Monday, need to have the next one posted by Friday evening. Time to start building, and growing!

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Posted January 15, 2019 by Mark in category "Uncategorized


  1. By lorentaylor on

    The dilemma you’ve described, Mark, I believe is one encountered by many. Just look at the resulting architecture. For example, if something needs to get done, and such a thing as “perfection paralysis” actually exists (as I know it does from first-hand experience) then simply being good may be the best option. This ties in with, “Being effective is getting the right thing done; while being efficient is getting a thing done right” (I suggest better might be “…the right thing done right”). Cliches abound. For example, “where do you draw the line” between “Look before you leap” and “He who hesitates is lost.”? Great value is given perfection; yet this might add undo pressure depending on the situation, of course. When it comes to the accomplishments of mankind how often is absolute perfection ever reached? Better everything is continually being invented…even light bulbs. In summary, the idea underlying, “Being good is perfect.”

    Thanks for your thought-provoking post, Mark! 🙂

  2. By Jo Ann Spearmon on

    Thank you for your transparency. I really appreciate reading posts that are REAL. I believe you are moving in the right direction, as identifying the issue and committing to doing something about it is the goal.


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