I went through the intensive Think and Grow Rich course earlier this year. To be honest, I got overwhelmed. I had such great intentions. In my youth I remember hearing a saying; “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”. One of the things that I have learned is that good intentions really don't get you anywhere.
One of the things that I did accomplish was that I did write my first Definite Major Purpose. I struggled with it and before this class, it still did not quite feel right. I tried to infuse it with emotion but it never resonated with me. Now I am finally on the right track.
The first time I wrote my Definite Major Purpose I thought my Personal Pivotal Needs were Autonomy and Helping Others. I had the Autonomy correct but I think I fell into choosing the Helping Others just because that was the way I was brought up, it felt like what I was “supposed” to pick. I felt I was being selfish if I did not pick it. After a lot of soul searching I have settled on Liberty as my second Pivotal Need. I looked up the meaning of liberty in the dictionary and the part that resonated with me is the 4th definition, ” the ability or opportunity to to act in accordance with one's own wishes…”. I feel that I am finally picking something that I want, not something I am supposed to pick, or something that someone else wants.
I know that Mark J has said this many times, but as I accomplish these all of the others will fall into place. As I gain my Liberty and Autonomy I will have the opportunity and ability to Help Others to a much greater degree. When I look at it like this I feel such abundance and Joy. I am on the right track and am looking forward to fine tuning this even more.