It’s almost over again – this MasterKey Experience. It sounds trite, but it does seem like only yesterday we started with the 2015-2016 class of heroes. I was so excited and nervous to be an Intern Guide. This opportunity was the answer to one of my PPN’s – Helping Others – that hit me like a bolt out of the blue! I saw growth in myself, and I knew others would grow and change as well. So – we launched and I started with 14 precious folks at the end of September. One dropped right away, and we lost some others along the way. The hearld was calling, but for whatever reason, they didn’t answer. However long they were with us, they learned and stretched and grew. I still think of each of them from time to time, and send a prayer as they come to mind.
Because of them, and of every one in my tribe that pressed on, did the work, and continued to the end, I grew along with them. They each challenged me in a different way. While it was my priviledge to be their guide; so very often, I found myself as their student. I am honored that they trusted me – trusted all of us at MKMMA – with their hopes, their dreams, their struggles and triumphs.
I’ve had people outside of the MKMMA ask me why I do this work. This is why: — I’m brought to cheers and tears by my tribe each and every week. They share struggles with me that don’t appear in their blog, so I know what they’ve overcome to stay the course. Each one is a hero in their own life, and a hero of mine. It is my honor to call them “friends.”
What motivates people to achieve, or behave in such a way that desired results occur? What has motivated me to stick with this course?
When I was in graduate school studying Organizational Development, one of the topics I researched was achievement. I remember that one of the people who researched it extensively was David McClelland. He believed that people are motivated for three reasons — a need for achievement, or NAch, the need for power, NPower, and the need for affiliation, or NAff. Definitions are:
- Need for achievement (NAch): The drive to excel, to achieve in relation to a set of standards, to strive to succeed.
- Need for power (NPower): The need to make others behave in a way that they would not have behaved otherwise.
- Need for affiliation (NAff): The desire for friendly and close interpersonal relationships.
OK — so now the link to the MKMMA. For those of you who are reading this post who are not yet participating in this program, these three needs correlate to the material in several ways. (continue reading here)
The first day was much more about resting, relaxing and calming down. Ah peace. The second day was filled with ideas, creativity and inspiration. WOW! I thought of a couple of products to create for my business (read more here)
After nearly two weeks reading my scroll and actively working on controlling my emotions I have had a breakthrough on happiness. All my life I have put happiness off. I’ll be happy when I make the team, I’ll be happy when I pass the course, I’ll be happy when I graduate, I’ll be happy when we buy a house and no longer rent, (where’s the happy?)
If you are feeling stuck,
Let me share a quote that always seemed to help me find my way again:
” The Very Next Thing That You Must Do, Is The That which You Fear The Most”
Why are we afraid?
What are resisting in this moment?
Have you ever heard the saying?
“What you Resist, Persists.”
THIS is why I do this. I love and admire these people, and my life is changed for having walked with them this year. Leave a comment with your best email and I’ll send info later this summer about how you can earn a scholarship for this fantastic course. What will your life look like at this time next year? Be the hero in your own life!