No Back Door
I'm thinking today about commitment, as I come off of my first session last night with my brand new master mind group studying the book Think and Grow Rich (see my book list on this blog for the version we're reading).
The term "master mind" came directly from Napoleon Hill's interviews with 500 of the most successful people during the early 20th century. In this book, he described the 13 principles to success he discovered during this research: desire, faith, auto-suggestion, specialized knowledge, imagination, decision, persistence, enthusiastic support, organized planning, the power of the master mind, the subconscious mind, the power of the brain, and the sixth sense.
Principle 11 is the master mind. There are many amazing things about master minds, not the least of which is that it costs you nothing but your commitment to it (which, for many people today is more valuable than money).
Which leads me to the title for this post. As I think more about commitment, I'm reminded of Yoda's sage advice: "Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try." For many of us there is only try. We seem to leave ourselves a back door - an out - when we step into a new realm of possibility. But what does that say about our level of commitment to our word - our future - our selves?
I think it was my friend Pam Thomas who told me about inhaling - breathing - in order to rise higher - to get beyond the current stress, pressure and worry that often includes that back door. If we inhale, we rise higher. We rise above the current. We can inhale awareness to float rather than sink, which is probably our more familiar place.
If we always do what we've always done, we'll always get what we've always gotten. If that's what we want, great. Keep doing it. But if we'd like new results, it's going to require new thought. And new thought leads to new action.
I'm going to be conducting master mind groups to study the book Think and Grow Rich here in the Fargo area. But I'm curious whether anyone might be interested in creating a virtual master mind group. It's a 10-week commitment, one hour per week. The only investment, besides our time, is the book (we study the version in the link on this blog).
How about it ... want to take the leap to bigger and better results in your business and personal life?