Week 14: The Movie “Cool Runnings”

SUCCESS = Definite Major Purpose (backed by a burning desire) + Positive Mental Attitude + Written Plan of Action (expressed continually) + Mastermind Mind Alliance.

In the movie “Cool Running” they met 3 of these requirements; they were only missing a written plan of action.  This is the first time I’ve seen this movie about the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team. Although allegedly the true story has been embellished/fictionalized for entertainment, the movie left me in tears.

 Although they didn’t make their goal, they still achieved a different kind of success:  admiration for their determination against all odds and realization of their self-worth.  Their burning desire, positivity and teamwork (Mastermind) created a different kind of success – true pride in their efforts even if it was short of the goal.  The changes in the 4 men and their coach were spectacular, a true hero’s journey.  Imagine all that we will accomplish meeting all 4 conditions for success!

There were so many moments in the movie that linked me to what we are learning. When the character Yul Brenner hauled Junior over to the mirror and kept saying ‘What do YOU see?’, it so reminded me of our mirror work.  If we/he can look in the mirror and love ourselves, we can be our own shield from negativity from others. Everyone ridiculed them yet they persevered.

 Derice was the man with the burning desire. In the Blueprint builder by Napoleon Hill, we daily state ‘I succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use and the cooperation of other people.  I induce others to serve me….’ His journey in convincing the others and the coach to join him is a perfect example of this truth. 

We started reading Scroll IV of Og’s book on January 1st. When the team acted like the Swiss bobsled team when launching the sled, they failed miserably. The character ‘Sanka Coffie’ said, “The best I can be is Jamaican.” They changed their whole approach to be themselves and their run was magnificent and record breaking. This so reminded me of this part of Scroll IV “Vain attempts to imitate others no longer will I make. Instead I will place my uniqueness on display…” BINGO! Yes we are all unique great miracles of nature.

Follow your dreams, focus, believe, be yourself (“the best I can be is Jamaican.”) it’s all there in this inspiring, heartwarming, funny movie.

Published by coachdiane27

I’m a work at home, self-employed, freedom fighter helping people find freedom from illness and financial freedom! I spent decades in a loving marriage but in a loveless career. That stressful loveless career affected so many aspects of my life including my health and marriage. The money was great but what good is money with no time to enjoy it? Finally, my husband said I’d rather be broke than have you sick or gone. That was April fool’s day 2003. I wanted to always remember the date that I stopped being a fool in corporate America and had the courage to pursue my dreams. We’ve never looked back. We downsized into a 700-foot dilapidated condo from a beautiful single home that we had built. But we were still happy. My husband worked overtime for years while I tried a multitude of network marketing businesses. Some were legit but the market was saturated, some were Ponzi schemes, some were ‘ground floor’ opportunities that never got off the ground. Eight businesses and 10 years later, we moved 600 miles from our friends and family to beautiful SC. We could afford to live there because the real estate was cheaper and the taxes $8000 cheaper a year. Even though we miss everyone, a big plus is that hubby loves golf and I love warm weather and beaches. I had given up on Network Marketing. In August of 2018 I had a phone call from a friend asking me try something that might help me with my health. I wasn’t interested in the business opportunity or even the product but when I found out there was a 30 day money back guarantee, I tried it because I had nothing to lose. That phone call was a gift from God because my health has improved dramatically, and I finally found the business of my dreams. I’m so grateful to be changing lives by improving people’s health and, if they choose to join me, their wealth. We just designed and built our dream home and I keep pinching myself every time I look around. It is never too late to pursue your dreams. As a junior senior citizen, I’m excited to be working on my next set of dreams and to help others pursue theirs too.

5 thoughts on “Week 14: The Movie “Cool Runnings”

  1. “Vain attempts to imitate others no longer will I make. Instead, I will place my uniqueness on display…”

    That struck me as well, Diane. I think people can see if we’re trying to imitate some ‘technique’. I’m not exactly sure who that is yet, but I’d prefer to come across to people as my authentic self.

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    1. Years ago when I was not doing well in a business, I was told that I was too nice. I tried to act more like my sponsor and continued to fail miserably. Once I threw that approach aside and became authentic again my business began to grow. Authenticity is the only way to go.

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  2. This is great!!! We are each perfect for where we are, just not complete. How wonderful for us to meet our authentic selves and fall in love! I love how you have linked so many things together! Tremendous observations!!!

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