This year, my fourth with the Master Key Experience (MKE), I am feeling new again! I have taken a new step and become a Guide (Intern Guide, that is). If the MKE was a sports team, I have gone from being an experienced player, to trying out as a novice coach!
It’s a daunting transition. But we had a somewhat intensive training over the summer, and I feel supported, with my own Master Guide and Staff Member to back me up, and to Guide ME! Thank goodness!
I remember when my children were learning to drive. Even before they took Driver’s Ed, or drove while I was in the passenger seat, I became a more careful driver myself. I wanted to be a better example. I didn’t want to be the Mom who said “Do as I say, not as I do.” After all, children learn more from watching than from listening to their parents. So this year, I am carefully following the MKE instructions. I am doing the readings, I rewrote my DMP. I am writing my blog!
I am a bit nervous about this new role, knowing that I am responsible for this new group of MKE Members. But I am excited as well, and comforted by the words of Haanel:
When the creative power of thought is fully understood, its effect will be seen to be marvelous. But such results cannot be secured without proper application, diligence and concentration… The student who learns that power comes from within, that he is weak only because he has depended on help from outside, and who unhesitatingly throws himself on his own thought, instantly rights himself, stands erect, assumes a dominant attitude, and works miracles. Charles Haanel, The Master Key System, Forward.
So, the students that trust the process and give it their all – with just a bit of guidance from me – are sure to succeed in their quest to become great! Fabulous!
The goal of every good parent is for their children to grow up safely and become independent, responsible adults. As a Guide, my goal is for my Members to become independent, self-directed thinkers. Ultimately, it’s in their own hands, not mine. But I plan to do my best to support them on this path.
“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” –Anne Frank