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MKMMA Week 6 – Mastering the Base Camps

I finally have my DMP in good shape! I took many weeks to get my Definite Major Purpose framed in “acceptable” language. I thought that was strange because with all the study I’ve done over the years on goal setting, I certainly “know the rules”. Nevertheless, it took me many weeks and many revisions to achieve a truly positive, present tense, measurable DMP.

I had an interesting chat with my sister on this. She has not been a student of Haanel, but she has in depth knowledge and training in Science of Mind, another “New Thought” discipline. I told her how hard it was to get my DMP up to snuff. For weeks I had to soften the wording into something I could tolerate saying. I just couldn’t be completely definitive about it.

She said that’s totally common in working with affirmations. She said if the goal is too big a stretch, the subconscious rejects it as BS or a pipe dream. In their Science of Mind work, she finds that people oftenMt Everest_th9CLS7J8K have to make “junior affirmations”. They affirm something that’s in the right direction, but a smaller change, or less definitive. That allows them to acclimatize gradually and to work up to the “full size affirmation” over time, without triggering rejection.

That makes so much sense to me! It’s like climbing Mt. Everest. You have to climb to each higher camp, and then rest and acclimatize for a few days before attempting the next leg of the journey. It’s an important way to make the journey safe, achievable, and pleasurable.

masterkeyerikb - November 23, 2015

Good stuff! Thanks for sharing this- it really connected the dots for me- I think I know someone else who will like it too!

Liane Hack - November 9, 2015

I like the junior affirmations. You know the saying: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at the time. You did a great job on that DMP. Congratulations again.

    lindasue88 - November 9, 2015

    Munch, munch, munch.

masterkeychiara13 - November 9, 2015

I like the step by step approach..I was struggeling with my DMP, too..thanks for the advice!!

masterkeyangel - November 7, 2015

I have taken some time to get my Dmp correct, and I also have training in goal setting. I think that this new way just takes a little getting used to. Congrats on getting your Dmp done, it feels good doesn’t it.

lindasue88 - November 7, 2015

yeah, Wendy, & I’m still trying to reform myself from a Twitter egghead. I’m corresponding with DC about that… good luck to both of us!

MKMMAwendyht - November 7, 2015

Thanks for that great insight, Linda! I’m about to achieve the completion (thus far) of my DMP, too. My guide has suggested that I might choose to change one of my PPN’s – from Autonomy & Liberty to Helping People & Liberty. I’ve really struggled with Autonomy, so I’m thrilled that Lorelei has made this suggestion. I’m really happy with that. Mahalo, Wendy

    lindasue88 - November 7, 2015

    Isn’t evolution brilliant??!

      MKMMAwendyht - November 7, 2015

      Yes indeed! Now, if I can just find how to add the Timeline widget for an iPad. Evolution is constant, isn’t it ;-}

    mommamccracken - November 7, 2015

    Great blog again – my DMP is in layers, building over time, but do still find it hard to believe many days – was going with my son’s advice of ‘go big or go home’ lol

      lindasue88 - November 7, 2015

      well, if the shoes we’re wearing are too big, we just can’t walk in them. sometimes it’s better to wear something smaller that stays on our feet. nothing wrong with growing into the next size up.

dannycl - November 7, 2015

Interesting perspective your sister has. Must remember that for the next writing assignment.
Sort of like taking baby steps.

annesmasterkey - November 7, 2015

What a great way of looking at it, and explained in a way that makes sense. Thank you and your sister for sharing

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