With the New Year, we are now focused on Scroll IV in Og Mandino’s, The Greatest Salesman in the World. I am going to share the first paragraph with you as it is all there.
“I am nature’s greatest miracle. Since the beginning of time never has there been another with my mind, my heart, my eyes, my ears, my hands, my hair, my mouth. None that came before, none that live today, and none that come tomorrow can walk and talk and move and think exactly like me. All men are my brothers yet I am different from each. I am a unique creature.
I am nature’s greatest miracle.”
Last week, many of my fellow MKMMA students posted about movies that we were given as examples for stories of triumph over challenge. They also showed the four steps to develop persistance:
- DMP – Definite major purpose backed by a burning desire
- POA – Plan of action expressed by continuous action
- PMA – Positive mental attitude despite the circumstances
- MMA – Master mind alliance of supporters who encourage you to follow through with your plan and purpose
My Master Key Family watched a variety of movies over the last week that demonstrated the above. I couldn’t help but think about a movie this week that I believe is a great demonstration of the ‘Hero’s Journey’ and still follows all of the above. That movie is “Forrest Gump”.
I have always related to Forrest Gump. I believe that Forrest displays every sign of being a visual and kinesthetic learner like me. He is labeled very early on as having a low IQ. It seems to me that he was a very smart man. He graduated from the University of Alabama which is not an easy task. I love the below scene as I learn from pictures, am friendly, but also have social quirks as does everyone in the world. The difference is not everyone will own their uniqueness like Forrest and I do.
I also love the below scene where the drill sargeant tells Private Gump that he is a genius. I had the reverse schooling experience as Forrest. Instead of being told that I was slow, I was pulled with 4 other students to take the SAT in 5th grade. Many people call me “gifted” yet I frequently found the classroom difficult as I don’t learn in a traditional manner. I laugh when someone says something I say or do is “genius”. I respond, “I am a genius like Forrest Gump. I watch what you do and I do it. Oh, and I follow directions.”
In the end, who knows…Forrest may have had photographic memory? If you have seen the movie, you may recall that Forrest decides to honor his friend Bubba whom you see in the above clip. He remembers everything he says about shrimping. He keeps a small alliance with Lt. Dan as his first mate. They manage to weather a hurricane together and become successful Shrimpers. Forrest keeps his promise to his friend and opens The Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.
I am grateful for my Network Marketing businesses. They are simple systems. Just like Forrest Gump, I prefer a life of simple systems, enjoying nature, taking time alone, and have the ability to be in a group, but I love a great one on one conversation. “I am Nature’s Greatest Miracle!”
I promise to live my definite major purpose everyday which supplies my personal pivotal needs of Liberty and True Health.
I always keep my promises. Cathy