This week I listened to Earl Nightingale’s “The Strangest Secret” again. I have listened many times before. It seems that each time I hear something new or a concept gets reinforced. This time around few things stood out for me.
This time I saw the parallels between The Strangest Secret and our Master Key course.
- Law of Growth…
- EN – We become what we think about.
- MK – Whatever we think about grows. What we forget athropies.
If we consistently focus on sickness we find ourselves sick. If we consistently entertain the thought that we are whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy over time we become whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy!
- Your subconscious mind is like the soil in a farm.
- EN – Nightingale uses the example a farm with 2 crops. The first Corn the second a poisonous plant called Nightshade.
- MK – Subby doesn’t know the difference
We’ve learned that the subconscious doesn’t know the difference between good & bad, or the truth from a lie. It takes what we tell it and in return gives us more of the same. The soil in Nightingale’s example performs in the same manner. You plant Corn you get Corn. You plant poisonous Nightshade… you get poisonous Nightshade! The soil doesn’t know the difference. You reap what you sow.
- The use of Cards
- EN – Advises us to write the thing you want more than anything else on a card, carry it with you at all times and look at if often.
- MK – Service Cards, POA Card, Movie Trailer Card, Accomplishment Cards, Characteristics Cards, Gratitude Cards.
The idea is to have a quick easy way to keep your goal(s) (DMP & PPNs) front and center in your mind, and the ability reinforce them by way of repetition. (Remember the Law of Growth. Don’t you just love the interconnectedness of it all.) Let’s just say I’ve got at least 150 index cards in my backpack that I refer to frequently.
- The belief that you have to do the work
- EN – Discussing the price to be paid for the life you want Nightingale says: “Action. Ideas are worthless unless we act on them.”
- MK – Knowledge does not apply itself.
You can read all the books, take all the courses and attend all the seminars but NOTHING happens until you put into practice what you’ve learned.
The final tidbit was actually a quote from Psychologist – Rollo May: “The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.“ How often have you heard someone say or even said yourself “…because that’s the way it’s always been done!” With conformity comes mediocrity. Mediocrity leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Where mediocrity prevails there is no spark, no anticipation, no purpose to strive for… no growth!
Lastly I urge you to realize that we must set conformity aside. We must step into our courage and add excitement, anticipation, purpose and growth first to our own lives. Then as we live courageous lives we shine a light that inspires others and shows them the way.