Week 1 – We’re Back to Our Future!
It seems only yesterday I began the 2015 MKMMA pay it forward course and now I am back to audit the course a second time. The first pass was such a blessing to me in solidifying my major purpose in my life. The processes were so aligned with the way I think and know I can achieve what I set out to accomplish.
Between Haanel and Og Mandino, and the foundational principles they teach, I’ve been able to build a far more robust strategy for my life, my family and those to whom I wish to deliver value. Last year when I began these studies, I had my project management background to help with this type of planning but, to say this the next level of refinement is to do it a terrible injustice. These frameworks and mental conditioning instill a confidence and fearlessness that I had never before known and now relish as I move forward.
Mark J has a favorite sentence for Part 15 of Haanel and which he shared in our first week’s webcast. A portion of the sentence reads… ” 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”. This has particular weight in our first week’s assignment as we start creating our life by design based on our Definite Major Purpose (DMP).
The DMP become our north star, the root objectives to which we can return and focus throughout the coming year or however long we plan to accomplish the goal. So, with that, I return to reading and re-reading my carefully crafted DMP knowing it is from this document, my own constitution if you will, combined with the guiding principles from this course that all return on efforts expended will return to me a hundredfold.