In this day and age, we hear so many popular phrases such as “analysis paralysis”, “overthinking”, etc. I know I become guilty of overthinking and yet it seems that we are more guilty of lacking critical thinking. For example:
As obtuse an example as this “quote” is, it was certainly generated by someone poking fun about how so many “facts” are disseminating straight out of mindless fabrication.
In part 13 of the Master Key, Haanel discusses Lord Bacon’s development of the Scientific Method some 300 years ago. This, (…method of Bacon has seized the spirit and aim of the great philosophers of Greece and carried them into effect by the new means of observation… thus gradually revealing a wondrous field of knowledge…, ” in all areas of human thought and research. (Haanel 13-6)
In our present day, reaction seems to dominate logic. We are elicited to react from every angle and every source: the news, social media, coworkers who relate what they hear from the news and social media and more. Is there any better time to develop our self-directed thinking muscles than now? I think not! ANY individual that decides to take their critical thinking into their own hands makes that moment of decision the very BEST time; the best NOW!
Check out this blog from Randy Kalisek! A great excursion into his own Master Key experience!
This Master Key Experience promotes the development and/or strengthening of self-directed thinking, no matter from what point of experience one is encountering it.
Not only am I building my level of focus for the things I wish to develop in my future; I am also fine-tuning my own personal thinking “muscles”. Just as one must continue to work on the musculature of the body to maintain its fitness, so to must the brain be continually exercised for optimum wellness. Continuing to master self-directed thinking and focus guarantees successful outcomes.
A little work daily in these arenas “sag-proofs” our minds, bodies and outcomes. I am so grateful for this journey! Maintaining the focus on my desired outcomes keeps me sharp and guarantees that what I wish to manifest comes to pass. As Mandino expresses, “Good habits are the key to all success”. It basically comes down to a daily, even hourly decision: do I discipline myself and act for new results? Or do I allow mediocrity to be the winner of the day, living a life of quiet desperation? I choose to make the time to create exceptional circumstances from this day forward, each and every day!