When you believe in the impossible, you encourage your imagination to make it possible. Keep dreaming and reaching for the stars. Envision what could be, have faith, and you can make it a reality. As it says in Hebrew 11:1: Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Indeed, the impossible is possible.
In 1961, believing in the impossible, President John F. Kennedy proposed the goal of getting men to walk on the moon in a decade. JFK had no scientific proof to justify his assertion. At that time there were some sputniks, dogs, and chimps orbiting the Earth.
Do you believe that the impossible is possible for you? Believe that it is not only possible, it is PROBABLE. Do you have faith, that somehow, the Universe will find a way to give you what you desire?
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho
Jesus said, “Only believe.” Do not listen to those who bring bad news. Listen to the word of faith, the new covenant with God, where Jesus Christ is the guarantor. With God nothing is impossible with him.
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential.
The Master Key System tell us to Believe in our ability to manifest. Believe in our ability to take control of our life….believe that we can have it all! Know that we are unstoppable! Don’t worry about how someone else says you should live your life. Ignore what others say is or isn’t impossible. They are living according to their beliefs.
: THE FOX AND THE HEDGEHOG
The MKE this week focused on being either a fox or a hedgehog. The ancient Greek poet Archilochus said that the fox knows many things about a little, but the hedgehog knows one big thing. Philosopher Isaiah Berlin used the fox and hedgehog distinction in his brilliant essay about Leo Tolstoy’s view of history. Are you a Fox and a hedgehog?
What does a Fox and a hedgehog know? The hedgehog probes deeply and narrowly; the fox skims lightly and broadly. The ancient Greek poet Archilochus said that the fox knows many things about a little, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.
If a hedgehog and fox were to compete, the hedgehog would be the fairer. But taken figuratively, hedgehog thinking draws from a central vision and foxes search for seemingly unrelated or even contradictory pursuits. The origin of the “fox or hedgehog” concept is unclear, and interpretations have changed over the years.
In a 1953 essay titled “The Hedgehog and the Fox” which focused on the view of history that Russian author Leo Tolstoy presented in his classic novel War and Peace, Berlin said writers and thinkers fall into two categories: hedgehogs, who view the world through a single central vision, and foxes, who chase scattered ideas pursuing many ends. Essentially, hedgehogs are simplifiers and foxes are multipliers.
Berlin’s prose is brilliant, but what is relevant from his essay for our conversation is captured in a single question: When you build a strategy, do you build as a hedgehog or a fox?
Psychologist Phil Tetlock thinks the difference between a Fox and a hedgehog is represented in the parable of the fox and the hedgehog and represents two different cognitive styles. “The hedgehogs are more the big idea people, more decisive,” while the foxes are more accepting of nuance, more open to using different approaches with different problems. “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.”
The fox and the hedgehog message synthesizes decades of study, application and teaching to explain what paradigms are, how they guide every move we make, how to identify our paradigms – and most importantly how to make a Paradigm Shift.
In the Master Key System we focused on changing from the persons we were when the course started to the people we intend to become in the future through this transformation process. This change or transformation was best represented by Janus the god of transitions and the parable of the fox and the hedgehog.
Think about that with your next year’s plan in mind.
Are you a Hedgehog or a Fox?
Will your Plan be a Fox Plan or a Hedgehog Plan?
In Week 20, The Master Key System told us to answer these questions:
Is this my day to excel? What would the person I intend to become do next? What am I pretending not to know what I am to do?
In todays MKE message we continued to discover how we can transform our finances, health, and lifestyle by changing our mental programming—our paradigms with the Master Key Experience Exercises. We continued to:
- Discover how to simplify the process of earning and how to implement it.
- Learn how to think in a certain way and get you the results you REALLY want.
- Learn a special ‘trick’ to keep in your pocket that can instantly turn your day, week, project, life around at any time.
: GOD OF TRANSFORMATION
Master Key System Week 20 tolds us to view our lives as Janus the Roman God would do. Who?
Janus was a real Roman god. His nickname is Two-Faced Janus because the Romans pictured him as having two faces, one looking forward, one looking backwards.
Janus is associated with doorways, beginnings, and transitions. He looks to both the future and the past at the same time, embodying a binary. He represented the middle ground between both concrete and abstract dualities such as life/death, beginning/ end, youth/adulthood, rural/urban, war/peace, and barbarism/civilization. He was known as the initiator of human life, transformations between stages of life, and shifts from one historical era to another.
Janus received the gift to see both future and past from Saturn in reward for the hospitality he received. This is why he is most often depicted as having two faces or heads, facing in opposite directions – similar heads of gods related to Mercury have been found in Greece, perhaps suggesting a compound god.
In the MKE weeks ahead we will be looking and acting and transforming our lives like Janus. We will zero in on how to replace subconscious mind conditioning or paradigms that do not serve us well with a new subconscious mind conditioning or paradigms that frees us to create the life we really want. Once our new subconscious paradigm shifts, we will expose ourselves to a brand-new world of power, possibility, and promise.
Today, in the Master Key System told me I will be going through Subconscious Paradigm Shifts for my long term transformation. I will be changing like a catepiller to a Monarch butterfly.
I will be breaking Out of the Shell [My Past]. Once the pupa has fully grown inside the cocoon, and the butterfly is ready to emerge, the insect releases a fluid which softens the shell.
Like the butterfly I will pushes on the walls of my shell [my life] until it breaks open.
The process of a caterpillar turning into a Monarch butterfly can take anywhere from 10 days to several months. I can not expect instant change in the Master Key Experience.
There may be No signs of life or change, during which I am inside is reshaping itself into a butterfly. There may be no major signs of change in my life immediately. I must keep my disciplines up as I did in the Master Key System.
In time my transformation from caterpillar to Monarch butterfly is completed. Through the chrysalis, the day before the Monarch adult emerges, you can see the orange and black wings of the Monarch butterfly inside. That is the same thing people will see in my life or your life.
: TRANSFORMATION: Monarch butterfly Transformation
The Master Key System tells me to go from caterpillar into a Monarch butterfly requires I change my paradigms through the MKE Processes!
A paradigm by definition is: “a typical example or pattern of something”, “a model”. A subconscious paradigm is a pattern or programing through constant repetition of a thought, phrase, belief, or habit.
Paradigm is shaped by our attitudes and perceptions. Paradigms are natural and inevitable. Paradigms are useful to us in many ways. However, sometimes our paradigms become so far removed from reality that they become dysfunctional.
MKE tells me a paradigm is the way that I “see” the world, the way I perceive the world, understand its workings, and interpret events. MKE tells me my behaviors and attitudes are a direct result of my paradigms. Without these, I simply have nothing to base myself on.
The results I am achieving in life are governed by my paradigms.
A paradigm is rooted in my subconscious mind. This is the part of my mind that controls my behavior and results. If I want to create change in my results or life and start getting new and different results—I have got to change my paradigms.
Changing my paradigm brings powerful, dramatic change because it introduces a whole new way of thinking. This inevitably leads to a change in my attitudes, behaviors, and relationships. Changing Paradigms can be essential to achieving and attracting what I desire in my life.
We all have them whether you are aware of them or not. Some serve us and others prevent us from having more from life.
As the diagram shows a paradigm is basically a collection of ideas that have been imposed on the subconscious mind. For example, when you learn to drive a car: continuous practice is needed initially to learn new skills such as changing gear, indicating, steering, and observing the road while driving.
The conscious mind is needed at first to learn the new skills, but after practicing repeatedly, these skills are learned and stored in your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is vast and stores the information as memory, so it can be accessed quickly and easily. The subconscious mind runs in the background below the level of conscious thought.
For the first five years of your life, you had no ability to reject or filter ideas and concepts coming into your subconscious mind. The conscious mind had not been developed at that stage. Ideas, thoughts, and belief-systems were programmed directly into your subconscious mind without you having the ability to moderate or challenge them.
The subconscious mind does not have the ability to reject ideas. So, for the first five years of life our paradigm was shaped by society, environmental factors, religion, education, culture, the media, and family influences. These paradigms control your results because the “Law of Attraction” responds to your paradigms. The secret to mastering “the Law of Attraction” is changing your current paradigms.
: CHANGING PARADIGMS
The Master Key System tells us Creating or Changing a Paradigm Requires we:
1 – Be proactive. Proactivity means more than merely taking initiative. It means that as human beings, we are responsible for our own lives. We must determine our Definite Major Purpose. Our behavior is a function of our Definite Major Purpose and decisions, not our conditions. We have the initiative and responsibility to make things happen. through a simple formula:
DMP + PMA + WPOA + MMA = CREATING OUR PARADIGM
Look at the word ‘responsibility’ – ‘response-ability’ – the ability to choose your response. Highly proactive people recognize their responsibility. They do not blame circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. Their behavior is a product of their own conscious choice, based on the simple formula, rather than a product of their conditions, based on feelings.
2 – Begin with the end in mind. Beginning with the end in mind means that we should take the time to develop a mental image of what we want to accomplish and be. That image is a paradigm, a visualization, a picture, a goal, a plan, a blueprint, a destination, or a definition of success.
DMP + PMA + WPOA + MMA = CREATING OUR PARADIGM
It is incredibly easy to get caught up in an activity trap, in the busy-ness of life, to work harder and harder at climbing the ladder of success only to discover it is leaning against the wrong wall.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and, keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves every day to be and do what really matters most.”
3. Put First Things First. This is the integration and completion of steps 1 and 2.
Step1 teaches us that we must follow this DMP + PMA + WPOA + MMA = FORMULA FOR CREATING OUR PARADIGM. We are in charge of our behavior, attitudes, and thus, our outcomes. That is done by determining your Definate Major Purpose.
Step 2 teaches us how to use our mental power to visualize our desired outcomes.
Bringing these two ideas together, Step 3 adds our ability to discipline ourselves, and therefore, we are able to make our ideas a reality. Discipline is not about “forcing” yourself to do unpleasant things, rather, it is about being willing to act upon your own deepest values.
Step 4 – Think Win/Win. “Win/Win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions. Win/Win means that agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial, mutually satisfying.
With a Win/Win solution, all parties feel good about the decision and feel committed to the action plan. Win/Win sees life as a cooperative, not a competitive arena. …
Win/Win is based on the paradigm that there is plenty for everybody, that one person’s success is not achieved at the expense or exclusion of the success of others. ”
We find the opportunity for Win/Win is highest in relationships with mutual trust. These relationships often lead to explicit or implicit statements of expectations and performance (promises). When the promises are fulfilled repeatedly, both parties win, and further trust is built, in a self-reinforcing cycle.
Step 5 – Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood.
We offer this example to illustrate the power of listening to others with empathy. “If all the air were sucked out of the room, you are in right now, what would happen to your interest in this material? You would not care about it; you would not care about anything except getting air. Survival would be your only motivation.
But now that you have air, it does not motivate you. This is one of the greatest insights in the field of human motivation: Satisfied needs do not motivate. It is only the unsatisfied need that motivates. Next to physical survival, the greatest need of a human being is psychological survival – to be understand, to be affirmed, to be validated, to be appreciated.
When you listen with empathy to another person, you give that person psychological air. And after that vital need is met, you can then focus on influencing or problem solving.”
Step 6 – Synergize. Synergy occurs the sum is greater than the separate parts. The Master Key System tells us that synergy has the best chances to occur when we have Steps 1 to 5 at work in our lives, because then we are ready to experience the near-chaos situation that is necessary to develop true synergy and creativity.
Step 7 – Sharpen the Saw. This means that we all need to follow the simple formula of DMP + PMA + WPOA + MMA = CREATING OUR PARADIGM for practice self-renewal. It involves a commitment to exercise all parts of our mind, body, heart, and soul to increase our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
This is the single most powerful investment we can ever make in life – investment in ourselves, in the only instrument we have with which to deal with life and to contribute. We are the instruments of our own performance, and to be effective, we need to recognize the importance of taking time regularly to sharpen the saw using the Hedgehog Effect.
: NATURAL LAWS AND CHANGING PARADIGMS
The Master Key System tells us Paradigms are Controlled by Natural Laws or Principles
Natural laws exist that govern human effectiveness. These laws exist whether we believe in them, value them, or not. Examples of these principles include human dignity, fairness, honesty, growth, and service. Emotional pain, stunted relationships, fear of failure, etc. derive from our lack of adherence to natural principles, Any true happiness or fulfillment or success will have to come from the inside-out and be based upon a sound Hedgehog Effect.
Put simply, our paradigms determine our values and behavior, which we can control, but principles determine the consequences of our behavior, which are beyond our control. Principles are universally recognized, across cultures and languages and generations.
The main difference between Principle and Paradigm is that the Principle is a rule that has to be followed or is an inevitable consequence of something, such as the laws observed in nature. Paradigm is a distinct concept or thought patterns. A principle is a concept or value that is a guide for behavior or evaluation.
Therefore, in order to become more effective, we do not need to look to self-help gurus or pass the blame on to others. We need to look within ourselves, align ourselves more closely with natural principles, and effectiveness will follow.
Master Key System tells me to change my Paradigms I must apply this simple formula: DMP + PMA + WPOA + MMA = CREATING OUR PARADIGM.
The Master Key System tells me changing my paradigm means to examine my life or any “rut” I may be stuck in.
I will need to change how I think about this old way of life in order to make a change. If I am going to change my paradigm, I have got to change everything.
A “paradigm change or shift” occurs when my paradigms change, allowing me to see the world in a new light. Sometimes this happens suddenly, and sometimes very gradually. The my paradigm is changed by swapping one idea for another.
My new idea has to be reinforced through conscious repetition.
As the new idea is repeated over and over, it builds momentum. As more energy and focus is given to the new idea/habit, the old idea collapses due to lack of energy.
The new idea has to be reinforced over and over again, so it is fixed into my subconscious mind. The new idea replaces the old idea in my paradigm.
For the past 20 weeks the Master Key Experience has given me exercise after exercise to reinforce my new idea/habit, and to collapse my old ideas.
A way of changing my paradigm was to first identify something I want to manifest. I did this with the MKE formula of DMP + PMA + WPOA + MMA = CREATING OUR PARADIGM
For example, to manifest abundance I need to use this affirmation: ” I am so happy now that money comes to me in increasing quantities, through multiple sources on a continual basis.”
Through constant repetition and reinforcement, this affirmation will change my paradigm to my wealthy mindset.
Master Key System tells us to Change Your Paradigm you have to be clear on a few things.
First, remember that a paradigm is a multitude of habits that are lodged in your subconscious mind.
Second, you must change the paradigm in the same way it was created—through repetition of information.
Third, you must understand that to change a paradigm you have to replace a “bad” habit consciously and deliberately with a good habit through the simple formula of DMP + PMA + WPOA + MMA = CREATING OUR PARADIGM. Otherwise, you are going to form another bad habit because nature abhors a vacuum.
Fourth, start the process by consciously choosing new beliefs that are aligned with the habits you want, and then plant them in the place of the old beliefs in your subconscious mind. One way to do this is through affirmations. Find positive statements that mirror the beliefs or behaviors you want to incorporate and read the statements over and over again. The Master Key Experience and System has given affirmation after affirmation… I am so happy and grateful now that money comes to me in increasing quantities, through multiple sources on a continuous basis.
The Master Key system tell us another powerful tool you can use is visioneering. This is where you create a new image of yourself being, doing, or having the things you want. Practicing this a few times a day will go a long way in helping you change bad habits and attract the things you want into your life.
The Master Key system tell us our Paradigms change over time. People and systems resist change. They change only when forced to or when the change offers a strong advantage. If a person or system is biased toward its present paradigm, then a new paradigm is seen as inferior, even though it may be better. This bias can run so deep that two paradigms are incommensurate.
A Paradigm shift is a dramatic change in a person’s life, methodology or practice or habits. It often refers to a major change in thinking and planning, which ultimately changes the way people live their lives.
The Master Key System tell me to change my paradigms I can do the following exercise. I need to think about a results I am getting in my life now that you do not want and ask myself what behaviors or habits are causing those result.
The Master Key System recommends I then follow this simple formula: DMP + PMA + WPOA + MMA = CREATING A NEW PARADIGM.
- Write the behavior out in crystal clear detail.
- Ask yourself what habit or behavior is the polar opposite of the behavior you just identified.
- Write out the new behavior on another sheet of paper.
- Burn the paper that contains the bad habit (as a symbolic gesture).
- Write the positive habit out four or five times a day. Read it frequently. You will eventually lodge that idea in your subconscious mind.
Once it begins to take root, it takes the power away from my bad habit and the bad habit actually dies from lack of nourishment. Then, the deposited one takes over.
The Master Key System tell me it will take a fair amount of energy and understanding to do these things, but it will be very much worth the effort because it will allow me to write a NEW BLUEPRINT or my own ticket in life. When I changed my paradigms, my life literally changes like night and day.
The Master Key System Tell Me I can Change a Broken Paradigm in 3 Simple Steps. Real change in life is hard. In fact, it is so hard it seldom happens without a major paradigm shift. Life changing events can range from a death in the family to a health crisis to a job loss. However, too often, we do not realize that we do have some say in how our circumstances change us.
We cannot stop tragedy. What we can do is use the force of it to generate the power needed to alter our circumstances for the better. There are some things that are so entrenched in our lives that it takes the energy of a crisis to give us the strength to correct it.
Health issues easily fall into that category. For example, a treadmill does not look so much like an instrument of torture after a heart attack scare.
The good news is that we do not have to wait for a crisis to change our lives.
As human beings we hold the unique power to shape our future. We alone have the ability to envision a life beyond our current reality. What is even more amazing– we can create that vision.
The Master Key Experience tell us to pick an area of your life you want to change. Is it your health? What about your career? Or your relationship with your spouse or children. All of these seemingly fixed areas of life are subject to change at any given moment.
Why not be your own catalyst for change?
- Write it Down and Follow the DMP + PMA + WPOA + MMA = Formula for CREATING PARADIGMS
What do you want your life to look like? Go through the 6 areas in the above diagram.
- Decide what you want, where you are now and where you want to be in next 1-10 years.
- If you could write the story of your life, how would the storyline go?
- Write down exactly what you envision in your mind’s eye.
We all have a vision deep inside us of what we believe our lives should be. The problem is rectifying that vision with our current reality. The first step is to acknowledge that vision and bring it forward for your eyes to read.
Write about your life in the present tense. Be as detailed as you possibly can. Describe this new part of your life exactly the way you want it to be.
It might look something like this: I am in excellent health. I wake every morning feeling refreshed after a full night’s sleep, completely rested. I am pain free, and eager to start my workday.
2. Write Your Current Reality.
What is your current reality? Be honest.
It is human nature to ignore unpleasant facts — especially about ourselves. This is probably the hardest part of the process–putting down in black and white exactly what your reality is.
This is what most of us do not really want to face. Instead, we spend a lot of our energy ignoring it. But ignoring it does not change it. It only allows a problem area it to grow and fester.
Your reality might look something like this:
I feel sick and I am tired most of the time. I am overweight and I feel arthritis sinking in. I am afraid I will end up like my mother.
I wake up most mornings with chronic headaches. Every morning I am sluggish and have to drink a pot of coffee to garner the strength to go to work. I live on over the counter pain relievers.
3. Create a Bridge from Your Reality to Your Vision
Once you see the vision of what you want your life to be beside what your reality is then something amazing happens. The steps to that vision start to become more visible. Sometimes it can be ridiculously obvious.
Start creating the bridge from your reality to your vision by drawing up your blueprint. Be precise.
Bringing out the dreams and vision from the depths of your heart to your fingertips makes a new paradigm within your grasp. You become the missing link to your own happiness.
: Change your Paradigms with the MASTER KEY SYSTEM by “Believing in the Impossible” In the Master Key System over the past 20 weeks we focused on “Believing in the Impossible” by transformation of our lives. We “Changed Our Life and Changed Our Results.” by changing our paradigms.
: In Week 20 we did a summary of the things we did to “Change Our Life and Change Our Results”. : We focused on changing from the people we were when the course started to people wanted to, we were intended to be when God created us. : We focused on completing our daily and weekly requirements. They involved multiple exercises.
- The Honor Requirements
- Weekly Blueprint-Building Homework
- Tangible Requirements:
: We focused on 15 weeks of Progressions with Purpose and Permanence Inertia. Persistence Progression — Happiness Progression –Law of Growth Progression — Success Progression. We focused on certain accelerators.
: All of our progressions were built by MKE from the Wooden Sucess Pyrarmid of Success. We did these progressions in the first 20 weeks of the Program. We started with Industriousness on the bottom life went to Enthusiasm and then on to the second row of the Pyramid of Success. As we completed each row we went to the top.
: We focused on creating a business plan on what drives our economic engine.: We focused on many more things to believe in the impossible about ourselves and our future. : Alliances:Marco Polo, Franklin Makeover, Kindness Exercises, Greatest Salesman in the World Readings, Live Events, Combinations, Insight & Epiphanies, Opinions, Law of Giving, 7 Day Mental Diet, DMP’s, Making a Recording, Mastermind Partnering, and
: Resources: Quick Links, Blueprint Builder, OATS Video for MLMers, OATS for Everyone Else, Strangest Secret In The World, Great MKE Song – Check it out, Bear Hugs Kettle, 7 Laws of the Mind, Law of Giving Cards, Melina Dahl’s Beautiful Shapes Picture
What would be the simplest thing you could do, that would bring a desired change in your life? “Believe in the Impossible” Join us.
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6 thoughts on “MKE Week 20-II: Believe in the Impossible!”
Thank you Shirley for your kind comments. if you liked the last page you will like Week 22 because it tell you how to improve your life when you are ill or injured. I did this when Clayton died. Have a wonderful weekend.
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Thanks, Michael, for reminding me that my recovery is a miracle, as is your son’s, as is your magnificent coping with it. How blessed we are. God bless you, too.
Thank you Shirley for all your comments. They are very em lighting. The next one on miracles should be more interesting especially since your recovery is a miracle. Our program is almost over. It has been interesting. God bless.
Michael, so much here! I loved your exploring that notion of paradigm and making it practical. Thank you. And…just to share what a business coach had once learned about the process of becoming a butterfly. Did you know that the creature at one point is simply a components jelly…that it has to let go of its past form DRAMATICALLY to become the new beautiful form–as you said, exactly what we’re doing in MKE.
Hi John, how are you doing? Thanks for your kind comments. Have a safe and wonderful day.
Michael, you put so much valuable information into your blogs. Thank you. From your blog rover friend John.