Week 15 MKMMA – Four Habits

Last week for the MKMMA course we were asked to pick and watch a movie from a list. While watching the movie we were to observe four habits. They are:

  1. A definite major purpose
  2. A plan of action
  3. A mastermind alliance
  4. A positive mental attitude

I chose to watch the movie Wild.

Cheryl Strayed is a woman who has had a rough upbringing, with one guiding light that tries to keep her positive, but when a tragic event happens, she loses that guiding light and her life takes a turn for the worst. She makes a lot of wrong choices, which eventually brings her to a crossroads. She has a decision to make: continue down the path of darkness or take the steps necessary to change her current condition.

These are some of the things I observed.

  1. Her definite major purpose: She wanted enjoy life again, to leave the destructive life that she had created for herself behind.
  2. Her plan of action: A journey of self-discovery and healing hiking 1,100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail.
  3. A mastermind alliance: She meets up with many people on her journey, people curious about her journey, people who she had inspired. Along the trail there are numerous hiker’s record books in which she would frequently leave quotes, the people behind her would have read them and were amazed that she was hiking the trail by herself. She met up with people who gave her support and guidance, and people who offered her encouragement.
  4. A positive mental attitude: To be a female and hike the trail alone speaks volumes about her attitude and despite all the adversity she faced she was persistent and always moved forward.

There is one part of the movie that kind of stuck in my head and thought would be worth mentioning. During her journey she is approached by a reporter while hiking on the side of the road. The reporter is convinced that she is a hobo and despite her trying to defend herself fails to convince him otherwise. But she stayed true to herself and would not give in to his stereotype. Quite often in life people will come along and tell you who they think you should be based on ideas that they have in their mind. One thing to remember is that it doesen’t matter what other people think or say about you. You have thoughts and when you truly believe in yourself that is all that is necessary to take action to get you to where you want to go.

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19 thoughts on “Week 15 MKMMA – Four Habits

  1. masterkeysaras

    Great post! So true about the Hobo part. I love your take on it. While I watched the film I thought maybe she should just accept that she is a hobo and let all stereotypes go of what she thought that looked like. But as we are reading Scroll IV your observations are spot on!

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  2. Henry Horn

    Chris,
    Great post. I can relate. I especially like the last part about knowing who we are even though others might see us as something else. If we are true to our DMP and following the compass then finding our true self is inevitable, that is, being able to discern the different voices in our heads. Thanks for sharing.
    Henry

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  3. Chris Stier

    Chris,

    looks like a theme in our group, masterminding without discussion. I too chose to watch ‘Wild” not knowing what to expect nor without any review. I was thoroughly impressed, and even more-so with your interpretations. I share your belief, in seeing her strength while being called a ‘hobo’ or ‘lady-hobo’ and she kept strong to her self that she was a hiker on a journey of self-discovery. Thanks for another great post and great perspective.

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  4. masterkeyjac

    I loved that movie Wild. Great observation about people having their own ideas about what we should be. I love that saying what people think about us is none of our business. Always a pleasure to read your posts 🙂

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    1. Chris Post author

      When we let other people’s opinions hold us back from our potential, it is none of our business. We are all nature’s greatest miracles, conceived in love and brought forth with a purpose. Thanks for taking the time to read my post!

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  5. masterkeyrea

    Chris, wonderful post and notes of the movie. I got to the end and before I could reply here, I felt inspired to start the blog for the week. I wrote my 17th blog out. You are dead on the target when you said in the last sentence, Your thoughts…..& truly believe…….Inspiring and powerful. Keep your heart there and the world is yours. Thank You for pushing me exactly where I needed to be and felt stuck. Sorry about being late this week. I was on call last week and I put a lot of hours in the last 4 days.

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    1. Chris Post author

      That’s alright I have some catching up to do as well. I’m happy that you were able to find something in there to help you out. Thanks for taking time to read my post.

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