The Power of the Master Mind: the Driving Force
“Man’s brain may be compared to an electric battery. It absorbs energy from
the ether, which permeates every atom of matter, and fills the entire universe.”
~ Napoleon Hill
I don’t understand how a battery works, but I’ve seen that principle at work in
my own life in the past week.
I’d known for many months that my alma mater was to hold a 90th Anniversary
celebration this past weekend. Many friends, old and new, would be there. Some
of them have reconnected through Facebook in recent years, but I haven’t seen
them since Ian’s and my wedding 30 years ago. I desperately wanted to attend.
But in our present circumstances, I knew we could not go. In my mind, it was a
flat out “No!”
I didn’t know it was only in my own mind, or that there was anything I could do
to change it. There were many reasons for believing I couldn’t… not the least of
which is Nathaniel’s recent surgery, and the current need for orthodontic care.
I wrote to a new friend, who was having a BBQ at her home last Friday night,
and expressed my deep regret at not being there to meet her.
“How much would it cost for you to come?” she responded.
Oh no! I thought. She was supposed to see why we CAN’T come. Instead, she’s
going to offer to help get us there!
It was like a switch had been flipped. Suddenly my burning desire to BE there
So I did some calculations. We didn’t have to register for the official celebrations,
pay for their accommodations, or eat in the campus dining hall. We could go there
just to mingle and visit. Ian’s brother had floor space for us to stay in their home.
So ALL we had to pay was the cost of car gas to get us there and back, and the
odd snack during the 4 hour trip. It was quite doable!
And we did it. We saw many friends at the BBQ, walked around campus and saw
many more, had some great visits with Ian’s brother and family, saw even more
friends when we attended church with them. I even had a visit with an especially
dear friend I thought I would not see.
This is a perfect demonstration of what happens when I get out of the box and
look around to see what CAN be done. And that is why I stay plugged in to
Mentoring For Free and the 30 Mental Cleanse. A lot has happened in my life in
recent months that has threatened derailment. It is that closeness to the fire,
and the continual reminders that I CAN DO this, that keep me on track.
Lesson plan from Willena Flewelling on chapter 10 for the 30 day mental cleanse.
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