This past week I watched “Cool Runnings” and “Door to Door” and listened to “The Strangest Secret” audio on YouTube several times.
Cool Runnings is a fun movie to watch and full of take-aways and quotes:
“If a this ya love, you want you a go get.”
“I don’t care how fast they run, I’ll run faster.”
“I don’t care how much they want it, I want it more.”
“I’m gonna win.”
“All he has to do is know what he wants and work hard for it. And if he wants it bad enough, he’ll get it.”
“You see Junior? Well, let me tell you what I see. I see pride! I see power! I see a bad-ass mother who don’t take no crap off of nobody!”
“You see, a driver must remain focused one hundred percent at all times. Not only is he responsible for knowing every inch of every course he races, he’s also responsible for the lives of the other men in the sled.”
“It’s not what I see, it’s what you see.”
Can’t copy others; don’t forget who you are.
Seeing the beauty in ugly (the old bobsled) and starting off with what you’ve got.
“It rarely is fair.”
Regarding a gold medal: “If you’re not enough without it, you’re not enough with it!” (You can say that about financial success.)
Rich son easily swayed and team members can be swayed by well-meaning friends.
When facing adversity, never give up.
Self-funded – made a way to financially make it happen
In watching the pros – it can either intimidate or inspire.
Door to Door is a true story about an ordinary man against extraordinary odds. Despite crippling cerebral palsy, he uses humor, initiative and warmth to make his way as a salesman and to make a difference in the lives of his customers. Persistence, patience, a steel will, and belief in himself were the strong characteristics of Bill Porter. He followed a system. He assumed the sale! He loved people and he loved being a salesman and was never ashamed of his disability. The world needs what Bill Porter doesn’t sell!
Strangest Secret a powerful lecture about mindset, setting goals and persisting to achieve them. It holds valuable advice in agreement with the MKE lessons we are learning to identify our purpose and desires and how to succeed in reaching them.
The trouble today is conformity; people having no goals. People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going. The only person who succeeds is the person who is progressively realizing a worthy ideal. We become what we think about.
Plant your goal in your mind. Nightingale’s suggestion: prove to yourself the enormous returns possible in your own life by putting the secret to a practical test for 30 days.
The written goal (DMP), reviewing it many times per day and night, looking at abundance around you (shapes and PPN’s), developing new habits, law of substitution (replacing negative for positive thoughts), law of giving – thinking about giving not receiving (leave that to the power greater than yourself), be of service, persistence and faith.