I heard Mark say this at some stage during the 3 pre-launch videos but I didn’t really believe it because hey, I’ve been taught my entire life that I have a free-will. That is what we’re taught in church, right? I was confused because I know I have free-will to choose what I want to do or not do, where I want to go, what I want to eat, etc.
So how can you say I don’t really have a free will. I finally understood that when I read Scroll 1 of ‘The Greatest Salesman in the World’ where it says,
“I have surrendered my free will to the years of accumulated habits and the past deeds of my life have already marked out a path which threatens to imprison my future.”
I know now that I don’t really use my free-will to make decisions and that the accumulated habits over the years and the past deeds of my life make those decisions for me.
So why do I order the breakfast I do when I go out to a restaurant? Why do I switch the TV to a certain channel and watch what I do? Why do I choose to shower in the evening on not in the morning? Do I really use my free will and make that choice everyday OR are my habits that I’ve formed dictating my actions? I know now that my sub-conscious already chose all of those actions (from my accumulated habits and past deeds) seven seconds before I consciously made the decision to act upon it.
So my question remains…
DO I HAVE A FREE WILL?
From what I stated above a person would say NO. However, I believe where free-will comes in is if I consciously make a decisions to override what is in my sub-conscious in order to change those accumulative habits.
Here’s a good example. Subby doesn’t want to change. I don’t want to read 3x a day, write out a DMP, or a blog for that matter. However, using my free will I make a conscious decision to override what my sub-conscious wants me to do in order to change my habits and ultimately override my old blueprint.
So to say that this is going to be a difficult journey is an understatement but I do know one thing…
It’s going to be so worth it when I get to live out my passion and have a purpose in life which I can pursue.
So here is to Week 1. I know the journey has only begun and it’s going to be a rough one but thank God we have guides and people looking out for us, and pushing us because honestly, without that I think it’ll only be a matter of time before I slip back in to my old habits and have my old blueprint dictate the course of my life.
To the journey ahead,