This week, we were asked to watch a couple of movies from a list provided. I love watching movies, so this assignment was an easy one! The first movie I watched was “October Sky”. What a wonderful, inspirational movie. The movie takes place in 1957 in a coal-mining town. Homer Hickman is inspired by Sputnik that they are able to see in the sky orbiting the earth. He has a dream of sending a rocket into space. Many of the people in this coal-mining town have no other dream than to work in the coal mines like their fathers. Homer wanted more. He was mentored by his teacher, Miss Riley. Despite the negative influence of his father, Homer persevered and made a rocket. When that rocket failed, he made another one and another one and another one. He kept studying and building and firing off his rocket until he was able to get it perfect. He won a science fair and got a scholarship to college, where he became a Rocket Scientist. He persisted and he won!!!
The next movie I watched was Cool Runnings. The characters in this awesome movie wanted to go to the Olympics. They were runners. However, they were tripped up (literally) in their race and did not make it to the Olympics in that sport for their country, Jamaica. The main character, Derice Bannock , sought out an individual who had won a Gold Medal for bobsledding. He talked him into coaching a bobsledding team, which they took to the Olympics. They practiced and practiced and visualized their turns with pictures and masterminded with each other. They were ridiculed by other teams for their lack of knowledge of the sport. They were laughed at by everyone! They even had to borrow an old bobsled. In the end, they appear to have what it takes to win the race. However, their old bobsled could not hold up to the pressure of the speed and the turns and near the finish line, they crashed. Determined to finish the race, the team members put the bobsled on their shoulders and carried it through the finish line amid all the cheers from the crowd. The narrative at the end of the movie states that they qualified to return to the Olympics four years later where they were treated as equals. They had a goal and even though they didn’t win, they persevered and finished the race. Their coach, played by John Candy, told them:
A Gold Medal is a wonderful thing and if you a not enough without it, you are not enough with it!
I think this sums it up for all of us. The prize is a wonderful thing, but you’ve got to be OK without it to be OK with it! We all have to persevere for our goal in life. If we don’t make it, so what. The journey was worth it and made us the person we become.
My old blueprint has been rearing its ugly head this last week. Not sure why, but I’m trying to persevere. I work in a very negative environment. The people in my office don’t ever appear happy and always speaking negative. It’s SO hard to do the mental diet in this environment and I pray everyday that God will open a door for me in some positive environment.
I have always been a positive person. When I started working here 3 years ago, someone told me that no one talked in this office until I came on board. I always come in with a smile and a peppy step and say “Good morning” to everyone. My co-worker tells me she can’t believe I do that when the people I say that to have been so hateful to me the day before. But, I try to look on the positive side of things.
I do Commercial Property Management, so the calls I get are of a negative nature also. They are always about “problems”. Very rarely do we get a positive phone call. It’s always complaining. So, do you see where I’m coming from? It would take me pages to explain all the negative forces in this office, but just trust me, they are here!
As I was doing my “Sit” this morning, I prayed for God to open a door for me for a new job that was a little more positive and clearly I heard Him tell me that I need to “BE the difference where I am”. That doesn’t mean he won’t open that door someday, but I think I’m supposed to be a positive force in a negative work environment until that time comes. It sure pulls me down, but I need to be that positive force as much as I can.
I will persist and I will win! It just may not be in the timing I hope for! God’s timing is not our timing!
Things are really starting to happen for me! Last week, an old friend started reaching out to me. She wanted to meet up with me and buy one of my products. I was really excited to get to see her again. So, we met after work today. I thought it would be a quick, short meeting – her buy my product, tell me what she was doing these days and then we would be on our way.
Boy…was I wrong! We chatted for 3 hours about most of the things that we have been talking about in this Master Key group! Things she is doing all align with what I am doing. She even started a group that meets once a month to Mastermind together. Some of the things she was telling me about aligned perfectly with things I need and am doing. She’s been the first person that I can truly share my DMP fully with. It will be SO easy doing my SIT where we talk to a friend about our DMP! I just did it!
I agreed to try out her group next month. I am SO excited. The things she spoke into me were all the words I needed to hear today. Is this coincidence? I don’t think so… I can be what I will to be! I am SO excited about rekindling this friendship and I don’t think she just showed up by accident. Things are starting to align for me. I see great things coming. She even showed me a planning book she had just purchased. Guess what one of the affirmations was in the book? “I will persist until I succeed”. Wow!!!
It’s all starting to come together!!! Things are starting to happen! I’m excited!!!
I have been very discouraged lately with my business and how slow it is going. I had thoughts of just
quitting. Then, came Scroll III of The Greatest Salesman. It spoke to me like no other. I have really been working hard and just don’t feel like I’m getting anywhere. But, you never know when you’re just about ready to succeed. I truly believe in persistence. And, I WILL PERSIST UNTIL I SUCCEED.
The paragraph that really spoke to me was:
The prizes of life are at the end of each journey, not near the beginning; and it is not given to me to know how many steps are necessary in order to reach my goal. Failure I may still encounter at the thousandth step, yet success hides behind the next bend in the road. Never will I know how close it lies unless I turn the corner.
I plan on continuing no matter what. I will keep moving and doing what I’m doing to move forward. I will persist and I will win!
On my DMP, I list an income I plan on earning in 3 years. It seems very out of reach at this point in my life and if others who know me saw that amount, they would think I’m crazy. However, I have seen others reach that in a much shorter time and I know if they can do it, I certainly can. I even thought of changing the amount, but I don’t want to set my sights too low and find out that the higher amount was there for me all along. I will persist and I will win that prize! I can be what I will to be because I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy! I always keep my promises!