The true story about Homer Hickam, the high school kid that dreamt about taking up rocketry and participating in the science fair, is very inspirational. I can see many parallels between the October Sky movie and my journey at the MKMMA.
Homer can clearly see his Definite Major Purpose (DMP) of flying his own rocket someday after viewing the Russian Sputnik roam across the sky at his hometown Coalwood, West Virginia.
Despite the multiple hardships, obstacles and ridicule from family and friends, Homer faced his issues at hand with persistence. He did not give in when his friend thought he was crazy when he befriended Quentin, the math geek at the school whom also is interested in rocketry science. He did not give in even though his father thought that he should conform with everyone in town, and become a coal miner like himself. Sounds familiar, anyone? My husband, my sons and some of my friends thought less of me when I decided to pursue the network marketing business. That did not stop me!
As Og Mandino’s Scroll IV stated: “I will persist until I succeed.”
Homer did not stop pursuing his dreams when his math is not the strongest of subject at school. He only thinks of ways to solve problems instead of focussing on his shortcomings.
He conquered his weakness and figured out the trajectory pattern of the rocket to prove he and his friends did not start the forest fire. Right on!!! That’s the miracle of our mind, the Law of Growth. What you think about GROWS.
Although Homer had no intention to be a coal miner for life, he gave in due to his father’s injury. He worked at the coal mine to help the family get over the hurdle. He doubted himself and he was going to settle until Ms. Riley, his high school teacher encourages him to pursue his dream. That is like the Alliances here at the MKMMA. All the MKMMA members gather together, aiming to find our true self, working in harmony. I thought about giving up when I fall behind during the holiday season, but my friend Marianne, who is also in the class has led me to re”think” my purpose. The encouraging messages I received through my blogs also helped me through. That is the power of the Mastermind Alliance!!!! Catching up is not easy, but “I will persist until I succeed.”
“Have the courage to dare, the faith to do…”
“If there is a will, there is a way.”