One of the movies I watched from the list we got was “Mully.” I see how many of the lessons we are learning in the MKE played out in his life. He had a vision (DMP) of how he wanted to help the homeless street children and went forward with full faith and confidence (BPB) that what he required would be supplied (7 Laws).
He persisted (Og) in surviving his youth after being abandoned and eventually worked his way to becoming a millionaire. He continually gave his resources to children and was able to build schools and set up a self-sustaining community (give more get more). It is clear to me that he was called to do great things (hero’s journey) and he has definitely answered that call and shared his love with his people.
I found it interesting listening to his biological children describe their experience of what life was like while their father pursued his dream. From my perspective, his children may have taken on some cement due to how he carried out his plans. Once he caught his vision of helping street children, it was as if he abandoned his own children in some ways. His biological children felt as though they had been replaced by these kids he was taking in and were sent off to boarding school. Mully was so busy adopting and caring for orphans that his immediate family wasn’t a priority (at least that’s how it was portrayed in the movie).
I wonder if this caused his kids to feel as though they weren’t important enough or weren’t worth their father’s time. The end of the film shows how all his biological kids are important leaders within his organization and involved in his ongoing dream. Obviously, any resentment or anger they felt towards him has been forgiven (Law of forgiveness) and they see what his vision has become and how many hundreds of people he has helped. They are grateful to be a part of their father’s mission and continue his legacy with their own unique gifts.
I see now why OATS is so important. I need to make sure I have time for my family as well as focusing on my goals, so they don’t end up feeling like Mully’s children did while they were growing up. Even if I know my goals are helping my family overall, it’s not an excuse to work all the time. They still need individual love and attention and I need to take care of myself and rest too.