Many years ago I was introduced to the world of “self help” and positive, deliberate and motivated thinking, with the desired result being to take better, stronger action, thereby improving the quality of my life. On of the very first speakers I heard was Bob Proctor.
I wish to not debate the value of “self help gurus”. I understand the point that Mark makes about the industry. What I do challenge is the “massive action” issue. Anyone who has researched or studied this kind of material knows who the promotor of massive action is. That path has served him well and I believe it has helped a lot of folks, at least to a degree.
I have to say that the MKMMA experience, at least for me, has been all about taking massive action. One of the very first repeated phrases I was to embrace was “Do it Now!”. That has resulted in massive action. This path we are sharing is, again for me, the definition of “massive action”. And gratefully so. But that’s really not the point of this post. At least I don’t think it is.
Bob relayed a wonderful picture story to describe the “law of attraction” decades before “The Secret”. He proposed the simple question – to grow an oak tree, you plant an acorn. Once planted, where does the oak tree come from? Is it reasonable to think that a massive, magnificent oak is in the tiny acorn? I don’t think so. This one took me a while to digest, but Proctor proposed that the oak tree is “in the universe”. Didn’t get it. For a long time. But I believe he’s right. The tree, or rather the potential of the tree is in the soil, in the ground and rain water, the oxygen in the air, the sunlight. The acorn is simply the agent that draws to it the elements it requires to realize it’s fulfillment. It simply obeys the correct laws to become what it was meant to be.
Haanel this week speaks a lot about law. A sacred book of wisdom that I draw from suggests that “ There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated—And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated.” Truth is truth. Doesn’t really matter where you find it.
So what of us? Are we not at least as full of potential as an acorn? Are we not living in as equally a rich environment of great opportunity? So why do so many of us not realize the excellence we desire? I would suggest that there is a law or two that we simply don’t understand or obey. Can we? Certainly. Will we? That’s the question.
Massive action? You bet. But often the massive action is that of stemming the inertia of the past. A flywheel is a most important part of steam and internal combustion motors. It takes some effort to get it spinning, but once in motion, it helps transition between the combustion cycles (action) and the intake (suck). We need similar inertia to get us between the moments of action and suck. And we do both. Sometimes we act and do well. Sometimes, we suck. It’s life.
But if you are well planted, are blessed with care and concern of friends and loved ones and are obeying the laws of success, you will have the correct principles in place, enough force to get over the bumpy bits and become the best you (un)imaginable.
What’s incorrect about the massive action thought is that sometimes, the adjustment needed to achieve massive results is a tiny turn of the wheel.
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Have an excellent week!