MK Week C1- Happy Is as Happy Does
A New Challenge
I decided to join a ’30 Day Facebook Challenge’ to help me improve the way I interact and provide helpful, engaging content on my business pages. My friend Diane Cossie is an expert in this field and even after two days I have learnt valuable information and implemented the new things. Doing and achieving creates such a wonderful feeling of satisfaction and excitement. I am really looking forward to the challenge this month and to get my teeth into something new after so many weeks and months working on launch videos, which by the way will be released shortly. 🙂
‘….we learn by doing. Reading these lessons will get you nowhere. It is in the practical application that the value consists.’ (Haanel 14:31)
I have always been a very logical, practical thinker, and love breaking down complicated topics into manageable chunks to help teach others. But no matter how much we study through reading and listening, there comes a point when we just have to give it a go! We may fumble and fall, we may feel embarrassed at our baby steps as we try and try again. But eventually we get it in a way that reading could never teach, and then we discover our own wings and fly.
During the MasterKey Experience course I began by absorbing EVERYTHING, like a sponge, I just wanted to know more and more. I had an insatiable DESIRE to know why, how, when and what. But eventually you have to apply what you have learned or the whole exercise becomes a huge waste of time and energy. It was in taking up the gauntlet, challenging myself to step out of my comfort zone and into the unknown that I began to establish my own beliefs and trust in my own heart. I continue to learn and grow and I love it.
‘Learn to keep the door shut, keep out of your mind and out of your world, every element that seeks admittance with no definite helpful end in view.’ (Haanel 14:end)
Do you look to others for approval of your decisions? I used to. I was indecisive because I was always scared of making the wrong decision, and often ended up doing nothing rather than try and risk failure. Developing True Self-Belief is the most empowering thing you can do for yourself. Giving yourself permission to have a go, to follow your heart and trust your inner self knows where she is taking you. Can I see all the answers from where I physically stand right now? NO! Do I trust everything is always working out for me? YES! Am I happy? YES Am I grateful? YES Gratitude brings us Happiness. 🙂
One of our tasks during the MasterKey course was to read Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Compensation Essay number 3. It was a tough read, but my interpretation of paragraph 38 is: Every person has weaknesses and faults, but these too are useful. Be thankful for your weaknesses and faults because they will save you. Our trials and tribulations are our teachers; it is only experience that really teaches. We cannot teach what we do not know. (Emerson)