No, we are not talking about the Great Pyramids of Giza this week..we are talking about building what I’d call the “pyramid of one’s life.” When considering “a life”, every one of us is building our own..day by day..action by action..thought by thought. Seems like we can build a grand pyramid that stands the test of time or one that is brought down in no time by the elements of life..challenges, aging, outside circumstances..
The pyramid is the strongest most stable form in the universe due a large base that leads upwards to a small, pinpoint top. We all know that many pyramids that are with us today were constructed over 2000 years ago and have withstood the test of time. We can use the pyramids as a metaphor for our lives: the more stable our base, the longer we will stand the test of time.
For the past 22 weeks we have been developing a “base” that will enable us to stand the test of time by leading lives in service to others, the effects of which will be felt for generations and to who knows how many people? By methodically replacing one negative habit with a positive one; by rewiring our subconscious blueprints to create a life of effortlessness and ease; by training our minds to move us closer to every/any desire we want through the magic of progressions..we have been laying the foundation.
John Wooden was called the Wizard of Westwood for his ability to turn out a winning men’s basketball program every single year and for winning 10 championships, 7 of them consecutive. Wooden created his own pyramid of success comprised of 15 qualities/virtues he believed were necessary to perform at an optimal level and to lead a worthwhile life.
Having listened to numerous interviews with men who played for Wooden at UCLA, now in their 30’s, 40’s, and beyond..they all say the Wooden had a profound effect on their lives. Not just in athletics, but in “life.” These men will in turn pass these qualities down to the next generation and teach it wherever they go. Who knows how far-reaching Wooden’s teachings will go, but suffice to say..what he put into motion has been going on for 50+ and will for many more decades. What a great legacy to leave behind.
If you are looking for a simple way to begin rewiring your own life more to your liking, you can use Wooden’s pyramid in the same way we use Franklin’s Makeover…pick one quality each week and 1) focus on implementing it into your life, and 2) look for it in others everywhere you go. This will help you train your mind.
A side-benefit of doing this is that you will eventually become a self-directed person..you will think for yourself, make “gut” decisions, and set the sails for wherever you want to go.