Week 5 – Turning the Page

book beachWhen a page is turned in a book… you can no longer see what was on the previous page… you must look forward.  Some things in life are like that too.

Sure, you can look back in the book.  You can always look back.

The question is, should you.

Looking forward, with clarity and passion…

That is where we gain the most ground.

This week we were to not give any opinions unless asked or we are an expert in the area… like if someone were to ask me my opinion on web design and techno stuff online.  Then, I could give my opinion.

book of lifeBut, only because I am an expert in those areas.

Where am I not an expert?

LOTS of things.  I found myself silent… and seeking the opinions of others.  I found myself asking, “What do you think?”  …and I found myself listening.

Parenting.

I am surely not an expert in parenting.  I’ve had more than 20 years of experience… but I am no expert.

I have my opinions…

But I am no expert.

Parenting teenagers is no picnic.

Parenting teenagers while having no opinion is actually… easier.

On me.

At least that’s how I feel.

It’s my opinion that causes the riff in our relationship… and when I abandon my opinion, I am left with an open mind.  It was certainly a different experience to listen without an agenda and without judgement.

book travelI don’t remember this exercise affecting me this way last year.  I am amazed at how much more I am getting out of the MKMMA this second time around.  It is certainly worth taking again and again… perhaps for a lifetime.

I form good habits and become their slave.

Tomorrow we turn the page in The Greatest Salesman in the World.

I am looking forward… looking forward to the next chapter.

In more ways than one.

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6 thoughts on “Week 5 – Turning the Page

  1. Glen Underwood

    Heather,
    you made me think. We are designed with two eyes in the front of our head and none in he back. Our maker wanted us to focus on what is in front of us. Good Blog.

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  2. George Pauli

    Heather, Opinions and not looking back. I normally don’t look back too much, except when I read because i loose myself. i don’t look back to see what i missed, i look to get the entire flow from one idea to the other, i’m no expert but i do have opinions. Great post!

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  3. Jerry B

    Heather, it’s really good to see a “veteran” of the MKMMA program continue to gain value and continue to grow through the program. Your message is clear….keep learning , keep growing, keep getting better!

    Jerry B

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  4. Gerda Hekker

    I realized that life is easier without opinions. For many years lot of things and situations does not bother me anymore. But I still have opinions which I have to work on.

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