We must entertain only desirable thoughts (e.g. success, servant leadership, kindness). We must use only harmonious language. The Law of Growth tells us this:
Law of Growth: Whatever we think about grows. What we forget atrophies.
Knowledge does not apply itself. Our actions are governed by habit. This week we took on a new habit, to do (and document) at least two kind deeds every day. It was fun. Early in the day, I found myself thinking of the goal and seeking to ‘Do It Now’ just to finish the task. But once the daily requirement was met, I found it easy and fun to do more kind things for more people.
As we learned earlier in this MKMMA course from James Collins:
Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.
What an appropriate choice for this week, kindness. When you give more, you get more. Sugar, not vinegar. From Og Mandino:
I will increase my knowledge of mankind, myself, and the goods I sell, thus my sales will multiply. I will practice, and improve, and polish the words I utter to sell my goods, for this is the formulation on which I will build my career and never will I forget that many have attained great wealth and success with only one sales talk, delivered with excellence. Also will I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted.
I have come so far already. Today I begin a new life.
It is definitely time to ‘Think and Grow Rich’.