Here we are in week 10 already and we are reading the scroll devoted to persistence. Last year when we began reading scroll III it was somewhat a relief. And I find it is again this year.
I will persist until I succeed
It is a relief because no matter what I may be struggling through, this affirmation gives me the strength to carry on and know that as long as I don’t quit, I will eventually find success. Each day I am tested in how I will respond to what life throws at me. It is a comfort to know that I have gained the skills through the Master Key Experience to be able to stay persistent and to respond in a positive way that will keep me focused on the prize.
If I continue to charge forward, I WILL succeed.
One of my favorite passages fro the scroll last year was
I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by me shepherd. I AM a Lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.
This passage gives me courage to be the awesome person I am as well the conviction to remove myself from negative people and environments. Looking back over the last year, I have distanced myself from people who are very negative and I also have found my tolerance for those types of people has gone down. I find myself walking away more often than before the MKE course.