Don’t force the rose to bloom

Today’s Mindset Mastery participant spotlight is on Harmony H. She writes:

When I hit my emotional rock bottom a few months ago, feeling great stress and fear about money, I turned to the Jackrabbit Factor for help. By studying it, I was able to lift myself out of the despair and fear. It helped me change my attitude and expectations so that I could break through stress into emotional freedom.

Then I started the Mindset Mastery program. I’m only halfway through, but already the course has thoroughly grounded and expanded upon many of the principles illustrated in the Jackrabbit Factor. I now feel wonderful and expectant about my goals, and I’m already grateful for the prosperity to come and for all of the opportunities I have to give to the world.

As I embark on Phase 2 of the course, I’m setting a goal to complete a certain number of chapters of a book that I’ve known I’ve needed to write for years. I’ve been terrified of writing it for just as many years, too! In fact, in the past, I’ve sometimes felt so frozen up with fear and terror that I thought writing this book would be utterly impossible. But now, having studied the Mindset Mastery program and gained a new awareness of jackrabbits everywhere, I feel quietly confident and capable of meeting — perhaps exceeding — my writing goal before the course is done.

Sometimes in her blog or in her other resources, Leslie talks about dreaming big and making sure that the short-term goals fit the long-term vision of our lives. Before starting the Mindset Mastery program, I didn’t really “get” that. I was always thinking in the short-term. The course has taken me through a series of exercises in which I’ve learned how to relate my pursuits to a unified, long-term, whole perspective on my life. Again and again, the course has directed me to write, re-rewite, and re-write my vision of how I want my life to be. With that repetition and emotion, I’m starting to feel the joy of dreaming big — in a way that is consistent with my personality, my values, my emotional and spiritual needs, and my own unique take on life. My big dream may look nothing like the person’s next door, and I love my dream all the more.

One of the things that I value about the course is the length of time it takes to complete it. We each change at our own speed — if we force a rose to bloom, we only damage it, but if we allow it to open on its own, we can experience its beauty and grace. This class has let me bloom in my own timing. It’s also taught me about discipline and setting aside time in my busy life for self-development. If I had taken only a weekend seminar, there is no way that I could have assimilated all of this information and blossomed open in that short length of time. The course is also cumulative, so that my self-development has been consistent, focused, and steady, traits that I value greatly. I would not have had this steady growth experience and increased focus if I’d put together a patchwork of teachings from multiple authors. I’m looking forward to growing and increasing my focus even more in Phase 2.

I also value the community… I’ve found that, for me, the [online community for program participants] is an integral part of the home study course. I’ve met wonderful, giving people there who are so willing to help others. I’ve also found that they’re willing to ask for help, too. It’s a community where peers can teach one another, and where mentors can ask for guidance and help, too. It’s also a place to meet great friends who share a healthy outlook on life.

Thank you, Leslie and Trevan, for making your course available as an effective home study alternative. You’ve brought a lot of integrity to the written page, and I am so looking forward to meeting you and our community at mentor training.

Harmony H.

Learn more about the Mindset Mastery program HERE.

The Mindset Mastery Program is not to be confused with the Mindset Fundamentals Ecourse.

The Fundamentals Ecourse provides an introductory exploration into the principles that govern success for effective goal setting. It also fills the gaps to give you a basic but complete understanding of the principles, so that you have a solid foundation on which to develop true mastery.

By contrast, the Mastery Program is focused on the *implementation* of those principles and the *achievement* of your goals. It is full of interesting assignments that take you step-by-step through two experimental goals, challenging your thought processes, helping you experience success, and setting up a pattern in your thinking that you will be able to utilize over and over for effectiveness with all of your future goals. I hope you’ll join me in one of these programs, to help you take your understanding and success to the next level in ALL the different areas of your life. Learn more HERE.

Leslie Householder
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