Master Key Experience Week 3 – Focus, Practice, Work
Not everything is as seem
Mr. Miyagi, Karate Kid
Intentions not methods are what is important is one of the key factors I’ve gotten from week 3 of the Master Key Experience. If you focus on the intention, on what you desire in life, the methods for obtaining it will come. This is because each of us has a power that works for us 24-7-365, the subconscious mind. Haanel highlights this in Part 2 of The Master Key System when he says “The subconscious mind never sleeps, never rests, any more than does your heart, or your blood. It has been found that by plainly stating to the subconscious mind certain specific things to be accomplished, forces are set in operation that lead to the result desired.” This is of tremendous value to us but also dangerous because while it is as Hannel says “the seat of our principles and aspirations,” the subconscious doesn’t challenge or argue what it is fed. Instead the subconscious accepts it at face value. It is for this reason that it so important to watch what is let in on a daily basis, to consciously guard against those things that cause fear, worry, poverty and evil into our lives. This is why it’s also important to establish on a daily basis habits that will lead us to success instead of failure.
Another key factor in the puzzle is attitude. As Haanel mentions in Part 3, “it is our attitude of mind towards life which determines the experience with which we are to meet.” In other words it comes back to intentions. Expect nothing and you’ll get nothing. Expect much and you’ll receive abundance.
A final key factor I think is to remember that things aren’t always as they appear. There are many great takeaways from the movie Karate Kid, an all-time favorite of many. But perhaps the key is the scene where Daniel is complaining about having not learned any karate during the first few days spent with Mr. Miyagi. But after being told in that moment to wax on, wax off, sand the floor, paint the fence the realization hits that those “trivial” chores were instilling the habits, laying the foundation for his future success. Hence “not everything as seem.” In the same way the repetitive reading, the index cards, the reciting of “do it now” multiple times, writing and re-writing a DMP (Definite Major Purpose) within the Master Key Experience is doing the same thing for me, all those currently on this journey and those who have taken it before.
As the great coach John Wooden said about greatness and achievement, “Most of it is practice, the rest is work”. The Master Key Experience is definitely that and, as I’m beginning to find out, so much more.