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Week 14 — Scroll IV: What’s not to love?


After all the challenges that met me in the previous scroll, I wasn’t too excited to start this one — what a wonderful, marvelous, amazing surprise I discovered here; I had to read  it three times that first morning! This is exactly the message my subby needed to hear after the old holidays blueprint surfaced big time, as modurkinmasterkey, Week 13 so poignantly reflected.

Then I had to chuckle at the “coincidences” I kept seeing. First was the quote from Scroll 3 that speaks to me every time I read this one: “I will persist and develop my skills.”  (I had already chosen that text before hearing Mark.) Next was the short lesson that Mark directed us to after Sunday’s video — about why our business isn’t thriving — we aren’t prepared — we haven’t been diligent in “perfect practice.” Now Mandino spells out in detail how to prepare, and what to practice (page 70):

I will increase my knowledge of mankind, myself, and the goods I sell, thus my sales will multiply. I will practice and improve, and polish the words I utter to sell my goods, for this is the foundation on which I will build my career…Also will I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted.

Even if I weren’t in a business to sell a product or service to others, how much better will life be just knowing and believing that “I am not on this earth by chance. I am here for a purpose (DMP) and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand.”

By making several cards “I am nature’s (God’s) greatest miracle” to add to my achievement/gratitude decks, I will continually remind myself that I am unique and have something to offer my world that no one else can give, and this New Year 2015 will be my best year ever — IF I am diligent in perfectly practicing, because knowledge without action is worthless!


Author: masterkey4MaryLou

Who am I? I have to think about that...a loner who really likes people, a "tomboy" more comfortable in jeans who enjoys dressiing up, a country girl who is fascinated by city life (for a few minutes anyway), a writer who would rather read, a homebody who looks forward to traveling (my goal next year-a river cruise in Portugal), a conservative with a liberal heart, a Bible student intrigued by the new mind other words, a simple 74-year-old full of contradictions, still trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up. Also, must confess to being addicted to Coast-2-Coast radio when I can't sleep (except October, when the dark side takes over).

3 thoughts on “Week 14 — Scroll IV: What’s not to love?

  1. Love your idea of putting the phrases on your cards.. Thank you for your great blog !

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  2. Great post! Thanks for the inspiration!!!


  3. Isn’t it fun to mastermind — too bad it takes so much time to be able to read and enjoy everyone’s contributions! So thank you for visiting and commenting. Blessings!


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