Well 2013 holiday season has come and gone. It was a great holiday season on one hand and on the other hand one of the most challenging I can remember in some time. The time spent with family and friends was full of love and laughter. However the time spent in my head was a challenge. The challenge I was going through I would not change for the world. I grew allot as a person and found my stride again with what I’m doing with the Master Key Program.
Week 13 represented the half way point with this course, the changes that have taken place over the past few weeks have been amazing. I now complete task that I start, I observe and listen better, my attitude is 99% positive everyday, my spiritual connection is greater, and I see the world within with much more understanding then the world without.
Week 14 was kind of an odd week, there was no class and we only had to read and watch a movie. It felt a bit like being back in school again. The teacher would always ask for you to do work over the holidays to keep your mind sharp so that when you came back to school it would be easier for you to start back up. I don’t know about anyone else but when I was in school I wanted nothing to do with school during the holidays. So the results were exactly what the teacher said. This time for me it is different I’m here in this course for me, I signed up and agreed to do the work. So I’m ready for week 15 to come and can’t wait for the changes that follow.
I mentioned a movie we had to watch during week 14. We had a choice of Cool Runnings, Rudy, Door to Door, and October Sky. I have seen them all except for Door to Door, I was not able to find Door to Door without ordering a copy of it on Amazon. When I saw the Movie Trailer I knew that I wanted to watch it so when it comes in the mail I will watch it then. So my wife and I settled on Cool Runnings she had not seen it. I told her that it is a funny movie along with being based on a true story.
My instructions while watching the move was to observe Persistence happening. I will write a list of times I observed persisting was going on. I would like to add though I did notice that there was not just one character that had to persist or over come obstacles to get what they wanted. Each character had there own personal challenges.
1) The main character wanted to get to olympics and had an accident during his qualifying run that was not his fault, so he did not make it into the summer Olympics like his father did prior Olympics. He pleaded with the government Olympic official to let him try out again. The official said no so he had to find a different way into the Olympics other then having to wait 4 years for the next Summer Olympics. In the meeting he saw a picture of his father standing with fellow Olympian Bobsledder.
2) He then had to convince his child hood friend to be apart of the 4 man Bobsled team. Oh did I mention these guys are from Jamaica.
3) Then he had to convince the gentlemen that was in the picture to teach them how to be Bobsledders. This gentlemen was a broken man. He had his Gold Medals taken away for cheating. The want to be Olympian had to come back again and again for sometime to convince the broken man to join him on this journey. The coach asked him do you give up and he said “NO”!!!!!!!!!
4) The government would not fund them to be a Jamaican Bobsled Team, so they had to raise the money for themselves to go.
5) When they got to the try outs the coach had to plead with his former USA team mates to get an old practice sled to use.
6) They persisted through all the things that were trying to stop them from being a Jamaican Bobsled Team, at the end they were accepted by there peers as an equal to all other teams.