Week 16 “A higher Ideal”

In Week 16 Haanel states in 16:5 “Wealth should never be desired as an end, but simply as a means of accomplishing an end” In my attempt to catch up in MKMMA I am reblogging this inspirational blog from Virginia Perl. She does a wonderful job, an enlightening experience, hope you enjoy it!


Week 16 – The Hero’s Journey – Just Be Yourself

I am Nature’s greatest miracle.  Yes, I am realizing that my mother was right all along.  She always told me, “Just be yourself.”  She’d say, “Don’t try to be like someone else when you are already perfect.”

Og writes, “Vain attempts to imitate others no longer do I make.”

Be yourself!

Now that this thought has really started to sink into my being, I have found my voice.  I am writing with so much more clarity, so much more honesty, and wisdom, and bravery.  Og suggests proclaiming your uniqueness to the world, which I’ve done, (read my week 15 blog.)  The flash cards were the key to my awakening to my uniqueness.  I’m so happy I can finally see that.  I read my flash cards twice a day.  I do not want to lose this feeling that embraces who I really am.

Live happily ever after!

Live happily ever after!

My second awakening for this week was finding my ideal.  I always thought my purpose was to write a book.  I thought the book would create wealth and I would be rich and live happily ever after.  But this is only half of it.

Haanel writes, “Wealth should then never be desired as an end, but simply as a means of accomplishing an end.  Success is contingent upon a higher ideal than the mere accumulation of riches, and he who aspires to such success must formulate an ideal for which he is willing to strive….There must be a definite fixed purpose, an ideal.”

Aha!  Light bulb alert!

Ta Da!

Ta Da!

Haanel is saying that the wealth I acquire should be used to give back.  This I will do by forming a foundation which creates world awareness of the damage caused by the toxins in our food, and will fight for children’s rights to organic school lunches.

My book and the ensuing riches are the means to the end.  The foundation is my ideal.

I wonder what I’m going to learn next week.  I can hardly wait.



Virginia Perl


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