Week 17:Taking Initiative

For my Franklin makeover word this week I selected “taking initiative.”  What I found is that I am struggling with awareness of this added activity.  Compounded by the fact that I selected the qualities that I most want to develop (and felt were most needed) first.  I think I may have been better served by warming up on the attributes that I see more easily. Kindness week was a blast and I was seeing kindness, being kindness all over the week.  But my three first self selected attributes (imagination, taking initiative, and decisiveness), the awareness goes to the back burner of my brain once I get to my day job.  Then, at home, I realize the exercise and reverse look at the day with the lens of the attribute.  I see where it fits, but it feels manipulated.  I’ve noticed each new added activity takes me a week or more to warm up to and to have it become habit.

Where I am expanding is the sit.

17.16  In realizing great thoughts, in experiencing great emotions that correspond with great thoughts, the mind is in a state where it appreciates the value of higher things.

At the beginning of the course the sit, and feeling emotions purposefully, were challenges for me.  15 minutes seemed like 45. Now, 15 minutes gets swallowed up in a blink.

I will find a way for the Franklin Makeover to become a habit, and I know I can and will because of all the great habits I have formed since I began the MKE.


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