Week 14-MKMMA 2016: My Positive Mental Attitude

What is the purpose of the emotion you are feeling?

I am grateful for each and every day in life.  Being the youngest of 7 children, I could have been the “spoiled brat” as many would say.  I never felt a sense of entitlement in that role.  In fact, I was quite the opposite.  My desire was to be doing the fun things my older siblings were doing.  Because I am a visual and kinesthetic learner, coming in last was an advantage as I had 6 older siblings to watch what worked and what didn’t.  I continue to use that skill with every human being I encounter.  I will mimic and learn from your strengths, especially if they are opposing to my own.  I will watch the things that challenge you and see if I can’t find an easier and more efficient way to get the work accomplished.  It is for this reason that I believe persistence has not been a problem for me personally.

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I was certainly not a spoiled child.  My family was blue collar in an affluent suburb that was primarily filled with white collar families.  I wore hand-me-downs more often than not as that was practical.  It taught me a sense of independence as if I wanted a new article of clothing or something else, I worked for it.  My first job was in second grade being a “mother’s helper” to a woman down the street with young children.  She paid me $2 per hour to play with her young children while she would cook and clean.  It was a win-win situation for both of us.  She got more work done, and I made money to save up for what I wanted.

I have never really understood negativity and complaining.  As a matter-of-fact, I love that I have a friend who says, “I am allergic to drama and negativity.”  I add to that, “I am allergic to drama, negativity, anxiety, anger, and any other needless emotion.”  What is the purpose?  When I am given a challenge, I think let me work on a solution.  In my world, complaining is a waste of time.  When I am talking about a challenge, I am analyzing the situation to come up with possible solutions.  Then, I pick the solution that I believe will work best, and I do it.  If it doesn’t work, I re-evaluate where I am at with the challenge as it stands, and I move forward with another solution.

Let me be clear, we are all human beings and not robots.  You are allowed to have feelings as am I.  I make choices with the feelings that I find unproductive to work through them and move forward.  I see the less than positive feelings as a shower that you take and come out clean to go on with your day.  Those people who want to live in the “dirty” feelings are allowed to make that choice.  However, I choose not to surround myself in the emotions of others that do not feel clean for me.  True health in my definition is being physically, mentally, emotionally, relationally, spiritually and financially healthy.

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As we finish up Scroll III in “The Greatest Salesman in the World” by Og Mandino, there is a great paragraph that I wanted to share that enhances the way that I view this part of life:

“I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins.  I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd.  I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep.  I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious.”

Think of the people you admire the most.  Think of their attitudes.  The law of attraction comes down to like draws in like.  Who do you want to be like?

I promise to live my definite major purpose everyday which supplies my personal pivotal needs of Liberty and True Health.

I always keep my promises.  Cathy

 

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29 thoughts on “Week 14-MKMMA 2016: My Positive Mental Attitude

    • I love the “their disease is contagious”. I do believe that to be critical in making your choices of who you expose yourself to in more than moderation. It is important to protect our precious subconscious minds:-) Thank you for the compliment, and I will continue to choose to make not only the weekend, but each day amazing. I am glad that I get to make them amazing with you Carole!!!

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    • Thank you so much! Youngest children do not have it as easy as people think. As you are evolving, someone else has already done it. However, each individual is unique and brings something to the table. I appreciate your compliments and you. You, too, are Nature’s Greatest Miracle. We all are special in life, and we all have a gift to give the world. Some of us tune in the radio station quickly and others it takes time. The station will tune in with the work. I like that they are reminding us to keep doing the work as just as you can tune in the radio station; with a lack of work, you can find yourself back on the fuzz channel.

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      • Absolutely. I didn’t realise how much in the dark I have been (even though I have spent over 20years reading and “thinking I was doing the internal work”) My greatest message through this course is “knowledge doesn’t apply itself” I am so grateful for this course even though I’m finding it incredibly challenging as I have created so much work to do that I’m suffocating in my own life and feeling like I’m getting nowhere. But I can see it now! And now I am making changes. It’s awesome! Clarity and systems is the beginning and I AM DOING IT! I’m excited to continue as I feel I’ve broken through into something vulnerable and wonderful. Thanks for journeying with me.:-)

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      • I am so happy to hear that you see the progress and the benefit of the work. I am grateful that we are on the journey together! The person who finishes the marathon in 2 hours and the one who does it in 7 both get a medal at the end as it should be!

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  1. Do you have a favorite Carole King recording? Didn’t she do “I am woman hear me roar”? Wait, maybe that was Iron Butterfly….at any rate it was great to read your energy just now. I’m curious about something, if you don’t mind, why did you choose Liberty over Freedom as a PPN? I was tempted to create a new one called Liberdom or Freety but finally settled on Freedom.

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    • Carole King has good music. It is very serious, and I tend to go fun loving on music. She did do “I am a Woman”. I like “Now and Forever” from a league of their own. I am more like Gina Davis. I am great at this, but I need to take care of my kids. Also, level headed the way Gina and able to bring out the softer side in others like how she friends Tom Hanks who tries to be a “tough” personality. I am happy to explain Liberty over Freedom via the phone. You can use my contact number. Don’t stress over having the “right” two as you will get them all with whatever two you focus:-) I hope to chat with you soon, and thank you for the compliment!

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  2. Great post Cathy, love your perspective on learning from others. I too have done this through the years. Learn from what you see others doing, if it is not for your and others greatest and highest good discard it and find what is. 🙂

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  3. I can feel your PMA floating out of my computer and wrapping me with a big fat pep talk. Fantastic! I have found over the years, as I am a positive bubble of energy as well, that I often attract people into my life that need to see that type of expression. Maybe they are running an old program of lack or unworthiness and then here I come with a can do attitude and rock the foundation of their reality. It is a gift to look to those who you admire as much as to be that person for those around you. I hope you are contagious to many individuals who’s lives you touch!

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