Ah, to be slimmer, more fit, healthier, richer! If you have ever started a self-improvement program, you know what a challenge it is to stay on track.
In our Meetup Book Club this month we discussed Og Mandino’s book, “The Greatest Secret in the
World”. I’m always skeptical when something is billed as “The Greatest”, but this book surprised me.
Written over 40 years ago the book begins with a challenge; “The money [you used to purchase this book] has been wasted unless you have the guts, the persistence and the willpower to follow the plan through to its fruition.”
It got my attention. The book shares ten “Scrolls”, affirmations you must repeat every day on your journey to attain your goal.
Scroll 1: Today I begin a new life.
Scroll 2: I will greet this day with love in my heart.
Scroll 3: I will persist until I succeed.
Scroll 4: I will live this day as though it were my last.
Scroll 5: I am nature’s greatest miracle.
Scroll 6: Today I will master my emotions.
Scroll 7: I will laugh at the world.
Scroll 8: Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold.
Scroll 9: My dreams are worthless, my plans are dust, my goals impossible. All are of no value unless followed by action. I will act now.
Scroll 10: Only for guidance will I pray, that I may be shown the way to acquire these things and my prayer will always be answered.
The messages resonated with me. I’m going to embark on a new, healthier lifestyle complete with goals. Starting Monday, July 6th, I’m going to read the 10 Scrolls every morning for 45 weeks and I’m going to be accountable.
What do you want to achieve? If you’ve got the guts, the persistence and the willpower to develop and follow a plan, come on along.