A Miracle

When we set mind-blowing goals, miracles happen.  I just watched the movie Miracle, in which Kurt Russell plays the coach of America’s underdog Olympic hockey team that finally wins against the unbeatable Russians.  The US team’s good attitudes and top physical conditioning were crucial for the team’s success.  When a team or person (such as us) rises from oblivion to the world championship, a variable such as physical conditioning usually explains the success.  What variables explain the most outstanding achievements we could ever realize?  The first variable is simply setting the goal.

Today, I asked my Olympic-potential swim coach if she could prepare me to swim in the Olympics for my age range within a year.  She asked me what swim time I needed to achieve to qualify, if I wanted to swim the 50 meters or 100, if I wanted to qualify or compete, and when and where the competition would occur.  I told her I didn’t know, and she said that’s not a SMART goal.  So I bought this SMART goal software called Lifetick, and I researched and entered the times a loved one and I will need to achieve to be competitive in the World Master’s games for our ages and what it would take to beat the world records.  My loved one and I might need to fly to Japan in 2027.  My loved one has a solid potential to win the world record for his age, as he is super fit, and I may be able to, too, although I was the worst swimmer in the pool a year ago.  So, it doesn’t matter where we start today; if we have a dream (a.k.a., a mission from God), we’re meant to go for the gold or, better still, the world record, not just be average.  We’ve all got it in us!

This year, I might exceed my goal of earning six figures.  If my product sales go well, I will receive a significant annual bonus, and I may receive additional funds from a tax credit.  I remember setting the goal of a six-figure salary when I was so sick I couldn’t work.  It seemed impossible, but it was a goal, and that’s why we should all set seemingly impossible goals.  They come true!

Whether we know this or not, we all have a knack for making money.  Less than a year ago, I read a book about having a knack for money, and I wished that was me.  But we’ve all got this in us already, and it’s just a matter of unleashing it.  That unleashing starts with setting goals and shooting them to the stars.  Nothing is impossible for us, no matter where we are today or our so-called limitations, such as lying on our deathbed.  We can turn anything around so wildly that we go from the extreme worst to the world record holder.

Unfortunately, my company hit a roadblock with a second-time product release.  We need a vision; the grind is daily, and morale is taking a hit.  So, what do we do? Well, when we’re in the habit of setting big goals, this transfers to all of our activities in life, so I’m taking a leadership role and presenting in two days a five-year vision for our company to go from oblivion to capturing the role as the top global performer in our industry.  Now, that’s exciting.  And we can all do this for whatever activity we aim to do.  That’s because, even at rock bottom, we can become rock stars! (Just a little hint: I’ve found those who claim to have risen to magnificent heights from rock bottom often say it was mainly due to adopting spirituality.)

As for the documentary film project, if any of us want to win an Academy Award, we should aim for that award with our first attempt.  So, I contacted the director of my favorite Angel Studios movie.  However, I’m a first-time filmmaker without funding, so he connected with me but politely turned down my request.  But we’ve got infinite solutions for every problem, don’t we? For instance, he may come around on a future project of mine.  ChatGPT advised me to contact documentary film editors on LinkedIn; consequently, I found the perfect one immediately.  She is a Jewish filmmaker who has won numerous awards, including a recent national award.  I lucked out on this woman; her LinkedIn didn’t suggest her depth of acclaim, but her website revealed it in spades: she is smoking hot in the documentary scene.  So, this lesson teaches us first to approach the top talent and not be shy about it.

The Jewish documentary film editor wrote just after I wrote the last sentence for this article.  It’s game on!  And we’ll meet on Friday.  It turns out that the filmmaker isn’t Jewish but edited a film about a Jewish cause, which won an award.  However, a day later, I received my second rejection letter for funding my documentary film—two down, one to go.  So, I will start making the documentary without any secured funding.  I learned today that I may have a chance to self-publish through Amazon Prime or Vimeo on Demand.  I’ve just got to figure out how I will raise the funds to pay for it all.

I know that every dream comes with roadblocks, sometimes greater ones with greater dreams.  But despite roadblocks, I believe we don’t have any limitations.  So, plant our grandest, most impossible goals and watch them manifest beyond our wildest dreams.