"You will attract into your life -- whether wanted or unwanted -- whatever you give your energy, focus and attention to." (Jack Canfield)
My husband's friend John used to tell the story of how his uncle took 17 tries to get his driver's licence. Finally, the tester, tired of seeing the same face over and over again, made a deal with John's uncle: If you can park in this parking spot beside this car correctly, I'll pass you. John's uncle desperately tried to maneuver his vehicle into the parking space, but he crashed right into the other car!
"You will attract into your life -- whether wanted or unwanted -- whatever you give your energy, focus and attention to." (http://jackcanfield.com/utilizing-the-law-of-attraction/) John's uncle saw himself as a failure as a driver and despite his best efforts, he couldn't shake that belief. Some individuals, however, have turned it around, despite the odds being stacked against them.
In 1957, a young Homer Hickam was growing up in Virginia where all the boys became coal miners. His father fully expected him to follow in his footsteps as did most of his teachers. However, Homer, spurred on by Sputnik, had a dream: to build a rocket. He and his three friends would toil for hours in his basement working on their creation. One day, a wayward rocket demolished Homer's mother's fence. The "rocket boys" were banished from the house. Another wayward rocket ended up on the property of the coal mine. Homer's dad banished the boys from company property.
Homer held on to his dream inspired by his hero Werner von Braun. There was one teacher who believed in him. She encouraged her student to enter the science fair. Homer took his rocket to first the school, the state and the national science fairs, winning every time. When the first man landed on the moon, Homer was part of the experience, working for NASA. Homer invited the right people into his life with his positive attitude.
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2. Watch the film October Sky (1999)
Homer Hickam (Jake Gyllenhaal) sets off a rocket in October Sky courtesy http://www.pluggedin.ca/movie-reviews/octobersky/.