Week 5 – 2017 – Magnifying Glasses and Compasses – Focus and Direction

I mailed out magnifying glasses and compasses to my tribe last week.  A couple of small trinkets designed to remind the members of two important things.

First was the compass.  This is to remind them to live by the compass, not by the clock.  The metaphor is used to keep them on track, in the direction they need to go.  Also, this is not a race – practice delayed gratification.  Keep moving toward your goal and never give up.

Og Mandino says in Scroll III of The Greatest Salesman in the World – “Failure I may still encounter at the thousandth step, yet success hides behind the next bend in the road.  Never will I know how close it lies unless I turn the corner.”

How many times have we quit just before we actually were ready to succeed?  How many times have we given up our dreams and goals because we followed a great plan, but didn’t stay with it long enough?  Those are questions that can never be answered since we didn’t take another step.

The second was the magnifying glass.  Keep the focus.  Don’t chase every shiny, glittering object.  Set your goals and focus; think primarily on the dreams and do not move from thing to thing.  One thing our subconscious needs is focus and specifics to manifest what we want.  If we think of too many things or focus on things we don’t want, we will get chaos and what we don’t want.  Pretty simple concept to grasp, but one that is difficult to master.




“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” – Henry Ford




The above quote has been paraphrased by many, but the message is clear.  Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want.

I hope the people I am guide to through the MKMMA DMP cycle grasp the significance of the little gifts I sent them quickly.  Most are already starting to have the breakthroughs.  Others will – if they continue to take the necessary steps – keep the focus and live by the compass, not the clock.

This is the time to celebrate the birth of self-directed thinking for all of these great people.

Until next time, think right and live right.

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