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Week 2 – Here Comes the Resistance!

elastic bandsJust like a rubber band, I stretch and I bounce back. When I feel the resistance, I must persist.

And just like bread dough… once stretched, I will never go back to my original shape.

I find myself resisting the same things I resisted the last time around. Persistence is the only thing that can counter-balance the resistance.

Today, I begin a new life!

I am not totally enthralled when I read my definite major purpose, so today I will edit relentlessly and resubmit my DMP by midnight Kauaui time on Thursday as the requirements state.

I am passionate about golf and I hardly wrote about it. For years, I have wanted to golf at every golf course the PGA tour golfs at… that is going in my DMP. My travel plans have just gotten much more fun!

I do these things not because it is a requirement for the class but because I know that my efforts will bring results far greater than even I can imagine. The past year was the best of my life and the next year has even better things in store for me. I see that!

I enjoy helping people out with the technical aspects of the class… but I have trouble balancing building blogs for members and helping members in need.

I hired someone to help me build blogs… but they are not working out. Perhaps I didn’t envision the position filled by the right person. I am working on this.

bread doughI have written a clear description of the person who will help me out in my office and I have added it to my daily readings. I picture him sitting at the desk next to me, getting the work done easily and effortlessly. He is such a fast learner and he comes up with ideas that make my life easier.

I must learn to receive. This is something I know I have to open myself up to. I often picture myself with open hands, receiving gifts of abundance from the universe.

My world is getting more pliable… like the bread dough. I feel like I can do anything I can imagine… and I believe that is true. Total faith in the process. Keep reading, keep sitting, keep believing.

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Week 14 – Watch a Movie

Not just any movie, we were asked to watch one of four movies:

    October Sky
    Door to Door
    Cool Runnings

Door to Door

I found Door to Door in 7 parts on youtube and my husband and I watched it together.

I explained to him that we were looking for four things:

    Definite Major Purpose
    Positive Mental attitude
    Personal Pivotal Needs
    Plan of Action
    a definite plan, expressed in continuous action

When we were done watching the movie we discussed what we saw in the movie. Really, each one of these things was in that movie. Bill Porter knew what he wanted, he stayed positive and he went after what he wanted. Nothing could stop him. He was determined, persistent and patient.

It was truly inspiring and well worth watching. Great movie and full of lessons. Patience and persistence are the most prominent… tons of other little tidbits sprinkled throughout the movie.

October Sky

We decided to watch another movie. I know, the assignment was to watch one movie… but we found October Sky for free on Netflix movies to watch Instantly and we decided to watch it.

Same things to look for as the other movie… and like the other movie, this movie had all of those things. Homer Hickam was definitely persistant. He knew what he wanted and he went after it. He had his own personal needs… he knew what they were and he stayed aligned with his values.

This is a great movie for every child in the world to see. Too often children (and adults) give up on their dreams and decide to do something because they have to and not because it is their dream.

Follow your dreams… that is the real lesson.

I have one more video to share. This is one of my favorites… and I hope you enjoy it too. Please comment below and let me know what you think of it!

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