Celebrating! This week’s reading in the Master Key System Haanel wrote brings home some real progress I’ve made, and I’m Celebrating that progress! Let me tell you about it, and you can also know how to have the results to celebrate for yourself too!

In Week 10 of our reading, Haanel writes: “The ordinary man has no definite knowledge that nothing happens without a cause, and thinks chiefly to justify himself when things go wrong. If he fails as a businessman, he says that luck is against him. If he is a poor office man, he says that he could succeed better at some outdoor work. Instead of thinking his problem through to the end, he seeks to console himself with explanations and excuses. He thinks only in self defense.” That used to be me! This is my second time through the MKMMA Master Mind Alliance, and I know that the first time through brought me out of this self-defeating way of acting. Haanel goes on to say, “ On the contrary, the man who understands that there is no effect without an adequate cause thinks impersonally. He gets down to bedrock facts regardless of consequences. He is free to follow the trail of truth wherever it may lead. He sees the issue clear to the end.”

When something doesn’t go like we would like it to, it’s easy for us to cover our eyes and make excuses instead of looking with our eyes wide open to see what the cause of this thing was. It’s easier to justify ourselves and make excuses, because we just might find out that we’re the cause, and we think that would make us feel bad. Nothing could be farther from the truth, as long as we are willing to choose what will give us different results when we figure it out. It takes guts to admit that the cause was squarely in our corner because of our own thoughts and/or actions. I used to do that; then I chose to empower myself!
Instead of figuratively putting my hands over my eyes so I can’t see how I created a circumstance, I look with my eyes wide open!
When I see that I was the one that caused something I didn’t want, I feel empowered. That’s quite different than what I once thought I would feel if I looked and saw that I was the one who created problem. When we follow the trail of truth instead of covering our eyes, we have a choice. Having a choice and knowing we can affect our own life results is very liberating….because without it there is only a feeling of helplessness. Somehow, when I used to have my hands over my eyes, I must have thought helplessness was more desireable than what I would get if I looked. Now I’ve found that choice is empowerment and beats helplessness hands down! The key to feeling empowered is to understand the information in the Master Key System. I feel so blessed to understand!