I discovered a couple of weeks ago that my Plan of Action card was getting a little cluttered. Some things on there that just hadn’t come to fruition and seemed out of my control. “I always keep my promises” was haunting me, so as sometimes happens, it just seemed to make sense to start over. As I look over it now while writing this post, I realize that I have still not hit all my targets, but there are some that I have done well in and will hit by the end of day. There’s a couple in particular that I’d like to mention.
The Gym. I had set myself a goal to get to the gym at least 3 times per week. Didn’t go Monday. Didn’t go Tuesday. Didn’t go Wednesday. “I always keep my promises, I always keep my promises. I always keep my promises.” Thursday morning I dragged my butt over to the club and completed my cardio. Again Friday. It’s now a little after 6am and I’m dressed ready to go once I complete my MKMMA morning routine. I will make this goal.
Another POA I had in place was to deliver a set of documents to a financial advisor by Friday. I have had a very poor relationship with money over my life and am going through the process of cleaning up a big mess. Needless to say sitting down to do any work on this kind of thing is a challenge. But over the week I poked at it and prep’d all that I could. I fired off an email early Friday morning to make an appointment to drop the material to the office. I got busy with some music production, another item on my POA and missed a returned email offering a 2:00pm appointment. Didn’t see it until almost 4:00. I experienced a mixed cocktail of disappointment, failure and relief. I sent a return email to apologize and to ask for his next available. I assumed it would be Monday at the earliest and I would again have missed another target. It seems that once again, providence had other plans. I received a note back offering a 5:30pm. Excellent!
While there were still items on the list that I didn’t quite get into line, I recognize that when we make our very best efforts, even if they are flawed, we can accomplish beyond what seems possible.
There is help available to assist us in our struggles. We identify that help by different names. But I think, at the end of the day, it comes from one Source that we are all part of. Current convention seems to have made discussion of these kinds of things out of vogue. The MKMMA course has served to not change my beliefs but rather strengthened them in helping me identifying moments in my life when clearly there have been other forces involved in my experience. There are laws in place, that sometimes seem to defying human logic, that can come into play when we present ourselves with faith and our very best efforts.
An exciting week ahead with more growth and learning.
I hope everyone has an excellent Christmas, spent with family and friends. Do make a little service part of your experience this year. Give more…