Week 15 – Starting the Makeover
The Franklin Makeover will carry us through the end of the course. How does that work? Glad you asked. We will be observing traits in ourselves or others that we would like to grow as part of our personality. Observing them means we are thinking of them and the Law of Growth states that what we think about grows. This is a thirteen week total personality makeover. Weeks one (this week) and weeks 3-11 (Week 17-26) are traits of our own choosing. Next week and week 27 are already defined for us. Week 16 is the kindness week. Week 27 is Seeing God (or good) in others. Here’s my list.
|Course Week||Makeover Trait|
|Week 17||Pleasing Personality|
|Week 22||Well Organized|
|Week 23||Taking Initiative|
|Week 26||Specialized Knowledge|
|Week 27||See God in Others|
In addition to Franklin, Haanel encourages us to think on traits. Last week we were to concentrate on Harmony, This week on Insight. If you read last week’s post, you know I wasn’t terribly good at that Harmony thing. Maybe I should have added that as one of my makeover traits. Anyway, here is concentrating on Harmony:
noun, plural harmonies.
- agreement; accord; harmonious relations.
- a consistent, orderly, or pleasing arrangement of parts; congruity.
- any simultaneous combination of tones.
- the simultaneous combination of tones, especially when blended into chords pleasing to the ear; chordal structure, as distinguished from melody and rhythm.
- the science of the structure, relations, and practical combination of chords.
- an arrangement of the contents of the Gospels, either of all four or of the first three, designed to show their parallelism, mutual relations, and differences.
And here is concentrating on insight.
- an instance of apprehending the true nature of a thing, especially through intuitive understanding:
an insight into 18th-century life.
- penetrating mental vision or discernment; faculty of seeing into inner character or underlying truth.
- an understanding of relationships that sheds light on or helps solve a problem.
- (in psychotherapy) the recognition of sources of emotional difficulty.
- an understanding of the motivational forces behind one’s actions, thoughts, or behavior; self-knowledge.
I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy, regardless of your opinion.
- What we think about grows (Law of Growth)
- You can only entertain one thought at a time (Law of substitution)
- Instead of thinking about defects, think about the positive opposite. (Instead of “I need to lose weight”, think and say “I am fit and healthy”)
- The mind can’t recognize a thought until there are appropriate brain cells to receive it. You are training your brain. (me, too,)
- Focus, Daniel-san, focus on the desired traits.