MKE 2017 Week 7 – Hard Mental Labor

“4. This is another psychological fact which is well known, but unfortunately, reading about it will not

bring about any result which you may have in mind; it will not even help you to form the mental image,

much less bring it into manifestation. Work is necessary – labor, hard mental labor, the kind of effort

which so few are willing to put forth.

5. The first step is idealization. It is likewise the most important step, because it is the plan on which

you are going to build. It must be solid; it must be permanent. The architect, when he plans a 30-storey

building, has every line and detail pictured in advance. The engineer, when he spans a chasm, first

ascertains the strength requirements of a million separate parts.

6. They see the end before a single step is taken; so, you are to picture in your mind what you want;

you are sowing the seed, but before sowing any seed you want to know what the harvest is to be.

This is Idealization. If you are not sure, return to the chair daily until the picture becomes plain; it will

gradually unfold; first the general plan will be dim, but it will take shape, the outline will take form,

then the details, and you will gradually develop the power by which you will be enabled to formulate

plans which will eventually materialize in the objective world. You will come to know what the future

holds for you.

7. Then comes the process of visualization. You must see the picture more and more complete, see

the detail, and, as the details begin to unfold the ways and means for bringing it into manifestation will

develop. One thing will lead to another. Thought will lead to action, action will develop methods,

methods will develop friends, and friends will bring about circumstances, and, finally, the third step, or

Materialization, will have been accomplished.”
Charles Haanel – “The Master Key System”, Part VII


I just love how Haanel manages to basically boil down the Master Key System to four short sentences presenting the essence of the entire book here.

And it sound pretty simple, doesn´t it?

So, how come that this is so hard to do?

How come that so many of us experience a hard time idealizing our future? And keep the image constant instead of changing our ideal all the time?

For me I think it´s as easy as not having any guarantee that it´s really gonna be the best future for me, as I can never know what alternatives might be out there, I observe a tendency with myself to want to “keep my options open”, to be free to react to changing circumstances rather than making a definite decision.
And it´s incredibly frustrating to doubt my ideal on a daily basis and I ask myself if this is just me or if everyone experiences these doubts. I work on staying faithful to my DMP and work towards its completion, and to be honest here, my life is so fantabulously better than just a few short years ago. Still I fight those doubts, even having experienced how wonderfully this system works out when properly applied.

Any thoughts?

Please share them by leaving a comment below!

Peace // C


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  1. Yes, I have already tried to defeat my DMP several times. But I’m overriding those thoughts. Why not make a better choice! No reason to stop something in it’s tracks (though I try!).

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