Week 20 – Taking the Will Away

G’day from the summer in Australia

The power to change, to take something and make it your own is something we do all the time.  See an outfit that you like on someone and be inspired to create a similar look; isn’t that how fashion trends take hold.

One of the powerful progressions in this Master Keys Mastermind Alliance is the alteration of someone else’s work to make it more powerful and present day.  Og Mandino’s ‘The Greatest Salesman in the World’ isn’t a sales manual, it is a life and relationships guide to success in all areas of life.  However it is loaded with future tense, with the liberal use of the word ‘will’. I will do this and I will be that.

Each section or scroll is repeatedly read each day for 30 days, with the MKMMA twist being the removal of all the ‘will’ from the text after 14 days and even the substitution of more present tones.  Personally I have removed whole paragraphs that I felt were focused too much on a negative as well. The power of the ‘Law of Substitution’ being demonstrated in a practical way; we can change things to serve us better, including our thoughts about anything.

This week we added extra questions to prompt our thoughts to answer powerfully in our favour.  “what am I pretending not to know?” and “what would the person I intend to become do now?”  The theme of the scroll, I live this day as if it were my last, promotes some serious thinking about how we whittle away time and achieve so very little at times; the additional questions give power to activity now, not later on.

My fave passage; ‘I avoid with fury the killers of time. Procrastination I destroy with action; doubt I bury with faith; fear I dismember with confidence (&EFT).  Where there are idle mouths I listen not; where there are idle hands, I linger not; where there are idle bodies I visit not.’

We become the average of the people we associate with and if you want the fruits of a successful life this passage is a strong guide to where to position ourselves. Among active, confident and positive people.  Those who display the traits you admire; ones you can take and make your own.

The personality ‘makeover’ based on an exercise developed by Ben Franklin is running parallel to our reading; however it has been adjusted to seek out a list of positive attributes we desire in others. This is done with the pretext of, if we can see something in others we must have it within ourselves.  Each aspect focused on and recorded for a week, then moving on.  Once again an opportunity to notice something in the world around us that we can observe, admire and own.

So can you take the ‘I will’ out of life and replace it with ‘I did’ and ‘I am’ .  The will I love now is the one that sets off a desire in my subconscious to create great things in life.

I can be what I will to be!

In the spirit of happiness, wellbeing and prosperity

Andrew Fenwick

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