Week 21 – A Second Wind

Some weeks I feel it and some weeks I don’t.

Seems like the key is to continue regardless of how I feel. “Are your feelings always right?” someone once asked me and I had to admit that how I feel is not always the best barometer for how I am.

So if I can’t trust my feelings, where does that leave me? Guess I better get some altitude, some perspective on what’s going on.

Like maybe check in with my Personal Pivotal Needs and see how they’re doing. Remind myself of the value of the process and measure the amount of progress.

Trust the results.

Expand the vision.

I had a high school track coach who would make us run harder when we began to flag because it would always give us a second wind to keep going.

Patience , persistence, valor and courage.

After all, it’s my life.

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Your post is in line with Scroll VI where we are to become the master of our emotions. Og wrote “Weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions; strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts….If I feel incompetent I will remember past success…If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.” This has been key for me. As soon as I feel like I am going off the tracks it is about going back to my vision and figure out if the actions I am taking are in line. It usually resets my uneasiness. Thanks for your insights!

    Andrew Millar, Guide

    Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog.
    I have trouble with Mandino this month. He speaks of thoughts and then references feelisngs. (“Weak is he who permits his thoughts…, If I feek…”)
    I appreciate Mark’s challenge to match two authors, Haanel & Mandino, but the core of our learning seems to be Haanel’s Universal Mind which is all about thought control. Og oresents us in this scroll with action superceding thought. I think he means to say that action will transform negative emotions every time.
    best, Andrew

Terry Neraasen

Nice thought Andrew. Pour it on when you feel a little unsteady or not sure which way to go. Choose a track and run on it for all you’re worth. Good stuff.


and as Mark J. says “BELIEVE!”

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