Yes! I won the prize! 7 days on the Mental Diet without having to restart!!
Finally it was easy! I figured out the secret – at least for me! When I realized that everything that occurs outside of me is just that: outside. And that I have a choice whether or not to let that in. And I choose carefully what to let inside. Only the good! YAY!
And then I had a bad day. I felt sorry for myself at work when I was suddenly assigned to work New Years Day (I am a nurse). So after 8 days of positive mental diet, I am restarting. I was thinking how unfair it is, I worked last New Years. My boss didn’t even ask me. My friends have a gathering on New Year’s Day that I never miss, now I might miss it. Poor, poor me. Wow. Downward spiral!
- I talked to my manager. Not really a satisfactory conversation but at least I had a chance to voice my concern, and I was heard.
- I took action to see if someone else would trade the shift. I have wonderful co-workers, and I did get someone who has agreed to work for me.
- I felt grateful. I am so grateful to have a job I love, to be paid a good wage, to have work friends, to be healthy enough to work, to have friends that would miss me at that gathering if I couldn’t attend. I really do have a lot to be grateful for.
No man ought to be satisfied with a little if he is capable of using and enjoying more. The purpose of Nature is the advancement and unfoldment of life; and every man should have all that can contribute to the power; elegance, beauty, and richness of life; to be content with less is sinful.
There is nothing wrong in wanting to get rich. The desire for riches is really the desire for a richer, fuller, and more abundant life; and that desire is praise worthy.
In fact, he goes on to say:
It is perfectly right that you should give your best attention to the Science of Getting Rich, for it is the noblest and most necessary of all studies. If you neglect this study, you are derelict in your duty to yourself, to God and humanity; for you can render to God and humanity no greater service than to make the most of yourself.
And I know we have all heard the Marianne Williamson quote:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
So, in conclusion, my Big Dream of Getting Rich and being a Powerful Leader scares me at bit; but I want to, I must, I WILL go for it! I am the Light to show the way. I am the Compassionate Leader. See you at the top!