How do we measure?
The bigger question, for most people, is…
Why do we measure?
Non-Master Key students….or any other authentic self-development course where facilitators do not influence the thoughts of members, [good luck finding that 🙂 ], are forever trapped in measuring to compare. That’s sad… and really the point of Haanel’s Lesson Seventeen.
People, trapped in a culture that measures
- how do you measure up?
- who you are behind?
- who you are ahead of?
- How much do you make?
These type of “measurers” all have a map to the exact same destination. Never enough. Never, ever enough.
We’ll shatter that nonsense in week 18 but for now, let’s send all the love we can muster to those trapped in constantly measure….status, achievement level,
income… because, somehow, they just don’t get it is a dead-end road. The need some love and if they feel it, it may ignite some hope… and they may find their path, not someone else’s path.
You see, other people’s path or our perception of them leads to “symbols” and those “symbols” lead to the illusion of power. Master Key members know there is only one power a person has is control over only one thing. Thought.
Once someone understands this, practices and masters controlling their thoughts, they automatically align themselves with Universal Law or Mind or God… call it what you will. And now the acquisition of a home, car, promotion is confirmation of power…it comes from within.
So how and why do Master Key members or students like myself measure?
9 words…move us from “comparing” to “creating” and that is a minor distinction with massive ramifications. We’ll all figure out what those are but if we start with these 9 words, everything changes. We are not measuring ourselves to see how much power we have or have not. We are measuring to improve ourselves… to celebrate those who came before us and blazed the trail…
The 9 words?
What did I do right?
What can I improve?
So we wanted to improve the number of kindnesses MasterKeyExperience members spot and commit
Last year, during this past week, we asked the members to spot or do 2 acts of kindness a day… and kindly go the extra mile and acknowledge others efforts and kindnesses. Through Friday, last year, they hit over 3000 RAKs [random acts of kindness including the kind act of noting other’s kind gestures], by, Thursday. and I found myself promising I’d go out and give a hug for each member… if they met that challenge.
So last year’s the group… what did they do right? They pushed all the way through the last minute on Sunday morning… an a whole lot more…they touched and were touched by the live’s and kindness of others.
This years group? We pushed kindness out at a blistering pace..pushing over to 5448 kindnesses in 6 days… ones they committed, noticed or complimented others on seeing.
What can we do better? Keep it up!
Give more kindness… Emerson’s Law takes over, give more, get more so that not only is the act itself it’s own reward… the Universe showers it back… and so it did… just in the members’ area alone… new connections, mastermind principle understood… a vitality many had never known… including me.
Here is the significant difference between understanding, which these members do and the world’s reasons for measuring.
The 2013 and 2014 sessions were rooting for all of us… feeling like part of a legacy. That group made the world a little bit better… and this group built on it. The previous members don’t feel like they “beat” last year’s members..they honored them. They don’t feel like they have power over them or they are better…they are one. They never lost sight of the real objective… being kind.
And this year, the 2017 session vets duplicated the attitude of last year’s group and the ’13 & ’14 & ’15 sessions. They rooted for this session, they pitched in with the hope the pace they set, the records they would be broken.
How do I know?
When they hit 3264 recorded kindnesses on Thursday and closed in the objective of 4000 kindness, no one backed off! They dug in deeper… upping the kindness daily… NOT determined to “set a record” but to enrich the world.
It was never about beating someone and winning…the real winners, they GOT IT….the real winners were those who simply, like the previous sessions, wanted to make the world a kinder place.
And…I promised if they made it kinder [what can I improve] 2 things would happen…they’d begin to realize their own incredible power and the worlds they live in would be sweeter.
So I got my promise of hugging 200+ peeps if they got to 4000…and walking up Friday here on Kauai, I knew I’d be hugging people. They only needed a few hundred but the Law of Growth and taken over and so had kindness and the mastermind effect.
I did my 200 hugs but I just kept going, [hey, it gets contagious, just like kindness], but the winner was connecting all of us with a measure of love for the competitive, combative world does not understand… YET! World, we are coming….with kindness….these hugs are for you and honoring those who paved the way… the current members and the trailblazers dating back to 2013
Speaking of hugs, I’m looking forward to huggin’ all the MKMMA members hitting our annual Retreat
keep giving to keep growing