“Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure.’ — Og Mandino
When I read this quote from Og Mandino’s book The Greatest Salesman in the World, I had my Ah Ha! moment. It is so right. I have a quote on my smartphone screensaver which says, “The secret to your success is in your daily habits.” I have to admit that I am not one who has practiced good habits everyday. But since I started the Master Key System, I have been conscious of my habits on a regular basis. I have become an observer of my behavior.
For the first time in my life, I am really paying attention to my habits. In the past when I have wanted to make changes, my bad habits would creep in. But now when I want to say, I don’t have time to read Scroll 1 three times a day. I read it twice, do I really have to read it before I go to bed. I catch myself and say, “Heck yes, I do not want to fail. I always keep my promises and I will not fail at this today.” But I have to admit that I am not even really saying I do not want to read or do my assignments. What I actually find myself doing is having an urgency to make sure I get everything done. And I am proud to say I have not missed one day yet.
I am seeing the results from starting these new habits and sticking with them. In the last few weeks we received a large monetary scholarship towards our kids private school tuition. I started a new job which really came out of the blue. I had applied for this job months ago and did not think they were interested. Imagine my surprise to see that in the span of two weeks I interviewed twice and started on Monday. I used some of the skills I have been using daily. I meditated and visualized how I would perform in my interviews. I visualized them offering me the job and it worked out almost exactly how I saw it happening.
I truly do believe that by learning how to use the mind within I am changing my life. Every time I try to talk myself out of something, or try to have a little doubt in my ability, that little voice creeps up and says, “No way, that is the old blueprint. We threw that old blueprint away. I am living my life by the new blueprint and I am never going back, baby!”