This week’s webinar asked us to watch movies that support our principles we’ve been learning. I had a couple movies come to mind as I was reading scroll 3 in The Greatest Salesman.
“I will be liken to the rain drop which washes away the mountain; the ant who devours a tiger; the star which brightens the earth; the slave who builds a pyramid. I will build my castle one brick at a time for I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.”Og Mandino
This quote reminded me of the Shawshank Redemption (spoiler alert if you haven’t seen it – sorry!). When the main character, Andy, asks for a spoon when he first gets into the prison, his friend looks puzzled and thought it was a strange request but got it for him anyway.
Near the end of the movie, the guards go into his cell searching for Andy because he isn’t where he’s supposed to be. When they lift up a poster on the wall, they are shocked to find that Andy had dug a tunnel all the way out of the prison! He had done this over many years by scraping away at the stone with his spoon!
This goes to show how Andy had a plan of action as soon as he got to prison. He got the tool he needed to make his escape and persistently scraped away the rocks which imprisoned him. A spoon, which seemed to be “trifling, and of no consequence,” eventually, “completed his undertaking.” Talk about chipping away at the cement! haha
“If I persist, if I continue to charge forward, I will succeed” and “Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another.”
These sentences reminded me of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory when they first begin the tour and go through what seems like a dead-end hallway to the big candy room. The hallway kept getting smaller as they walked, and the people were getting smooshed and started to panic.
Wonka remains calm and assures the people that they can’t go backwards, the only way to get through is by “pressing on.” Even though Wonka appears like he doesn’t know what he’s doing, he keeps moving forward and opens up a world of “pure imagination” for the kids and their guardians.
There are so many good analogies there related to our Master Key experience and I’ll let you figure those out for yourself. Also, I must add, Gene Wilder is brilliant! haha
I really like relating what I am learning to movies and tv shows since I enjoy watching them and they give me a visual I can easily hold in my mind.
Visuals give us a path and an understanding. I look forward to seeing more!
Loved this blog! I too love movies!
Love this, Brittany 💖 thank you for sharing!
Excellent comments. MKE is a wonderful experience that should be taken by all
Thanks Brittany!!! I know I now must go back and Watch Willy Wonka; the umpta umptas scared me too much as a kid, lololol. Shawshank is one of my favorites and you helped me see it in a new appreciative light!!! Great Work – Keep it up _ Finding lessons in the things we enjoy is a great tool, thanks for reminding me!!!
Awesome post, Brittany, thanks so much for the spoon. I’l make good use of it! 😀
With Wonka in mind, Brittany, you probably know how a camel can pass through an eye of a needle. Don’t you? 🙂
Great post Brittany! I love Shawshank Redemption and now I see all the parallels between that movie and MKE lessons. Well done!
Thank you for this, it was passed on to me.
Excellent comparisons with our work to other contemporary movies, Brittany! One that comes up for me while reading has the consistent words “As you wish!!!” Ah true love is what it’s all about!
Loved this post!
And the connections to the book and the movies…just perfect!
There is nothing more powerful than “Persistence”, and it is the missing ingredient for many that fail.
Bravo Brittany! Way to link and apply what you are learning in the MasterKey Experience to your everyday Life!
Thanks for sharing Brittany. So many great correlations
I love your analogies! Thank you for sharing!
Mahalo for sharing this very amusing blog Britanny – appreciate the you are always the first blog LOL!
Thanks for sharing your insights about these additional movies with our MasterMind, Brittany. I really enjoyed “seeing” them through your eyes and enjoyed your “ha ha” there as well. Delightful!
Great share, Brittany! What an awakening to be able to see the principles in action everywhere! That’s because they are within you and you can recognize them. Congratulations on such amazing progress!