Week 2 – 2017 – Overwhelmed or Not?

It gets very interesting this time of year – and more so because of my being a guide in the MKMMA system.  Just like last year, I get to see the inner-workings of the new members, how their minds work and how they handle new things and changes in their lives.

The new members can be easily overwhelmed by what they are required to do: creating blog sites, learning to blog, creating social media sites, reading, writing their DMPs per the requirements and several other activities.  It is up to the guides to do their best to keep them focused, encourage them to do the exercises, keep up with the requirements and focus on the end result.  With this responsibility, guides have their work cut out for them and can become overwhelmed, also.  It is just crazy this time of year.  But crazy-good.


There is one thing that makes all of the trials, tribulations and disappointments worthwhile, though.  That day when I see people that answered the call, took the journey through the dark quagmire of the unknown, into the light of a life that they only could dream of before and become truly happy for perhaps the first time in their life – became the great person they were meant to be – that is the reward.

“You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi




That is when all of the frustration, turmoil and feelings of being overwhelmed disappear and are forgotten.  That is when the true greatness in these people emerges – and I am grateful to be at least a small part of the transformation.

So, looking back, being overwhelmed might not be the right word.  Wanting the best for these people now rather than later probably is more accurate.  But, wait.  We need to practice delayed gratification!  We know better than to ignore that.  Well, that’s a topic for another time.  Soon, though, because it is a very important step in the process.

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