Week 4 – 2017 – SMART Goals and Sacrifice; A Guide’s Reward

SMART goals were initiated into the Definite Major Purpose (DMP) scripts for our members.  Also, sacrifice was a hot topic of conversation.  What is it?  I don’t want to use it.  It sounds negative.  You said not to use negative things in your DMP. 

These were the first comments received by many who believed that they already made enough sacrifice in their lives to add more in their DMP.  This is understandable.  This is “refusal of the call” in MKMMA parlance, though.  They get downright adamant about their stance because they do not see what the overall picture reveals.  There is something going on (good, bad or indifferent) that they are doing that is keeping them from getting what they want.  Habitual?  Probably.  Bad?  Not necessarily but could be if it prevents one from doing what needs to be done to achieve what is desired.

The guides have to play by the rules and, despite the protests and sometime accusations about “not understanding”, we have to gently remind them that the sacrifice is in their DMP for a reason.  Fun stuff, especially if you like verbal abuse.  Not really, but not too far from reality.

There is the reward, however.  That’s when, after some exasperating exchanges, the member has that AHA moment when the light goes on and the thing holding them back is identified and they begin to let go of it.  What a moment for a guide.  When they see the light, by themselves mind you, they have turned the corner on self-directed thinking – the whole purpose of the MKMMA.  Very satisfying.

As Wallace Wattles said: “The world is perfect, it just isn’t complete yet.”  Maybe I will explain this statement in another post.  Then again, maybe not.  Stay tuned to find out.  In the meantime, look at the statement and interpret it the best way you know how.  Self-directed thinkers will come up with the meaning with or without my explanation.

Until next time, think right and live right.

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