Week 2 – Definite Major Purpose “DMP”

Breaking Through The Wall

I am working really hard to review and revise my DMP. The DMP (Definite Major Purpose) document is like the north star against which I will reference my charts, my plans, and my tactics to achieve that which I had set out to do with my life. Sally McGhee, author of “Take Back Your Life!” and productivity consultant wrote about a concept similar to be applied in the framework of David Allen’s book Getting Things done. She calls here elements Meaningful Objectives against which all emails and potential commitments of time and effort are to be applied.

It goes like this, I get an email and read enough to know whether there is an action or not. If there is an action requested by the sender, will it further my Meaningful Objectives (i.e. one of the elements in my DMP)? If it does not, I disengage or withhold my commitment to the sender. If only life were so simple. Maybe, with a perfectly crafted DMP it can be…

Maybe, with a perfectly crafted DMP it can be… Life, in my opinion, was not meant to be fretted about and deliberated to do, or not to do endlessly. These activities motivated, by fear or lack of clarity in one’s own mind, equate to mental masturbation and provide no value to me or to anyone else. The DMP is a focused effort to provide clarity, directed motivation and enthusiasm for the end result for which both I and others can be grateful.

It is amazing to me how working through this DMP exercise revitalizes me to a level of commitment and energy to pursue my goals. I am truly grateful for the chance to work with my guide Patricia who is forcing me to see what I have written in a new light and from the perspective of the subby. She has already recognized my tendency to speak in a language that my subconscious likely believes I am some politician; with lots of words and yet a vagueness that denies me the ability to be barely understood by anyone listening let alone my subby’s preferred 3rd grade level of simplicity. It’s this circular or flourished thinking that is the firewall between me and my life’s purpose… and I fully intend to get it right and burst through that brick wall!

 

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Week 1 – We’re Back to Our Future!

The Unites States Constitution

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.

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