This week chapter 14 of Charles Haanel’s ‘The Master Key System” teaches us how the power of growth manifests what we think and concentrate in the most. If we labor our thoughts on what we don’t want we give more power to the wrong things. Think about debt and the troubles in your life and those things will be drawn to you over and over again. Have you ever known someone who is always complaining and says things like
“Why does this always happen to me?” and “I’ll be so glad when I get out of debt!”
The subconscious mind (subby) interprets these things as the normal mode of operation and it works 24/7 to keep the unfortunate events coming your way. As Haanel points out in the introduction to chapter 14
…”Most persons concentrate intently upon unsatisfactory conditions, thereby giving the condition that
measure of energy and vitality which is necessary in order to supply a vigorous growth.”
Chapter 14 asks us to concentrate on harmony instead of our problems. Our thoughts will send signals to subby and it will work 24/7 to manifest more favorable conditions and bring harmony into your life. This can’t be a fleeting or passing thought of Harmony but rather it has to be the first, continuous through the middle and last thoughts of the day.
Taking a note on persistence from our other reading this week which is is scroll 3 that has the main theme of
“I will persist until I succeed”
Here is one of the paragraphs and then the same paragraph with my improvements to reduce ambiguity.
“I will persist until I succeed. The prizes of Life are at the end of each Journey, not near the beginning; and it is not given to me to know how many steps are necessary in order to reach my goal. Failure I may still encounter at the Thousand step yet success hides behind the next Bend in the road. Never will I know how close it lies unless I turn the corner. always I will take another step if that is of no avail I will take another yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult I will persist until I succeed.”
The word “will” in this paragraph is fuzzy to the subconscious as it is said in a future tense. Here is my revision below. I also removed the word “failure ” and “Never will I know how close it lies unless…” and “Not too difficult” became “Easy!”
“I persist until I succeed. The prizes of life are at the end of each Journey, not near the beginning; And it is not given to me to know how many steps are necessary in order to reach my goal. Success is behind the next Bend in the road. I turn the corner! Always I take another step. If that is of no avail I take another, and yet another. In truth one-step-at-a-time is easy! I persist until I succeed.”
How do I put Harmony and Persistence together? Harmony is what I desire and persistent thought on harmonious thoughts make it so.
My name is Michael Puffer and I always keep my promises.