MENTOR :: MOTIVATOR :: MOTHER ::
The photo above is our son, we learn so much from our kids. When he was little he wrote in his journal he wanted to b 6'5". His dad was almost 6'1". Not sure where he got 6'5" from but it was a goal for him. He told us numerous times he would be 6'5". We believed he believed it, but I have to admit my husband and I didn't know if he would get that tall. He kept growing, and we kept watching him in aww! Today he is . . . are you ready . . . nearly 6'7"!! We are not sure how it happened, but it did.
In week 14 of the Master Key Experience we were given several movies to watch that were examples of the "Hero's Journey." We were asked to pick two of the movies and watch them. Most of them I had never seen before, during the webinar several people shared about the movies they had watched without giving anything away. I decided to watch Mully and Rudy!
I watched Mully first but I am going to share my experience with Rudy first.
After watching Rudy for a bit much of it seemed very familiar to me and much of it I was sure I had never seen. I am notorious for falling asleep during movies so I was not. Or I was just remembering the trailer for the movie. His tenacity and persistence was incredible. He told everyone what he was doing so they could watch, and watch they did. They watched him try, and try again. They lived each ounce of disappointment and failure, in his eyes. They judged him along the way. And, his dream of playing football for ND continued. One obstacle after another, but he kept going. As the season was about to end and he started to feel his dream was slipping away, the team he had given his all to stepped up and helped him reach his dream.
He was never afraid to tell anyone what he was going to do, not matter what. And, because he told people about his dream and asked people to help he built a community around him that supported him and became a part of his "Hero's Journey."
I saved Mully for last because of it's incredible power of faith and asking. Here was a man that by all accounts had reached tremendous success and was probably envied by many. When he realized how far he had come and how far away he was from his purpose he realized he was not where God wanted him to be. I truly believe he had two "Hero's Journeys" because without the first one he could not have understood how to accomplish the second one. When he asked God, it was perfectly clear he could do it, he did not know how, he was given the answer and his unwavering faith in God delivered him into his "Definite Major Purpose." And, just like Rudy, no one could understand what he was doing and why he was doing it and expressed they thought he was crazy. His "Hero's Journey" was of faith and the power of asking .
As I continue this journey I realize that I am not playing it big enough, more than once I have been told I have so much more I have and each time I have backed down. However this is no my future self and I am so excited to meet her!
I always keep my promises.
We never know what to expect in life... sometimes the darkest moments become the brightest moments. Like you, I have had a life of ups and downs and at certain points in my life I wasn't sure if I could go get much further down.