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Week 13 – October Sky…Keep Believing


Part of our assignment this week with the Master Key Mastermind was to watch one or more of four movies that speaks to the very life lessons we have been learning these past 12+ weeks.  The first of the four movies I watched was October Sky.  How inspiring!  Young Homer, a high school student in a coal mining town was inspired by the Sputnik rocket he and his town observed on its maiden run.  The seed of desire was planted — His dream was big with possibilities and he had the willingness to take extraordinary measures and efforts to see it manifested.  As our teachings clearly urge, he established a “mastermind alliance” among his peers and surrounding adults to support and encourage him as well as contribute to the process.  His teacher, Miss Riley was extremely instrumental in nurturing his early defined DMP (definite major purpose) until it was strong enough to withstand the usual push back from those with myopic vision.

One of my favorite lines in the movie is an exchanged between Homer and one of his “early-on” adult supporters–a welder.  Homer’s request for further welding assistance was repeatedly turned down.  The welder said, “You don’t give up do you?”  Homer’s reply, “I can’t!”  …and he didn’t.  Even when the look of despair was all over his face.  At one point he was looking up to the the stars in the sky with despair all over his face because he was traveling away from his dream as he was being lowered below the ground into the mines.  Wow…what a great visual…

Finally remember, to launch your dream it most likely will required a short term sacrifice for the long term benefit.  More specifically, you may need to maintain your “day” job while consistently working on your dream in every waking moment beyond core commitments.  Despite nay-sayers including key loved ones, little Homer kept believing, kept learning, kept growing and kept pressing on to ultimate success.  It’s a delightful movie to watch and even more inspiring .  Check it out!


7 thoughts on “Week 13 – October Sky…Keep Believing

  1. Great post Celeste. You give a very clear description of the hero in the film. Keep believing.

  2. I ask myself frequently, “does this bridge need to be built?” The answer is always , YES.

  3. Fantastic review!! A great reminder for the 4 keys of success! Looking forward to watching this movie.

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