MKMMA week 17hj. Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!

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So I am learning that as I progress through the MKMMA process each week is developing its own dynamic. Sometimes I am inspired early in the week to write other times I a don”t revive enlightenment till much later. I was not sure how to approach the topic of Hero’s Journey this week and last night  BOOM! I had the opportunity to meet a living hero. The great Rudy Ruettiger. Daniel Eugene “Rudy” Ruettiger is a motivational speaker who played college football at the University of Notre Dame. His early life and career at Notre Dame was the inspiration for the 1993 film Rudy. I am sure many of you have seen it and know the story of his persistence. I had the privilege of meeting him and hearing him speak last night in a intimate setting of about 80 people. After his talk which mirrored many of MKMMA principles I had the privilege of sitting down with him for a few minutes and even got to exchange email address and now have a living hero in my network.

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But let’s looks at that last sentence. When we address the HERO we assume they have to famous or a celebrity of some type. That they have become a legend before they can be titled hero. But in reality we are all heroes each and every day. So you see my contact file is full of  everyday heroes.

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I spoke with a friend this evening who has fought off PTSD. They are a living hero. My son trying new tricks at the skateboard park is a hero. My daughter who’s dance team won first place in their invitational on Saturday, The massage therapist who relieved my back pain today was a hero. Heroism is deciding to act in spite of others opinions or attitudes. It is having the courage to chase your purpose and jump into the abyss. It’s about being an underdog and making the hard choice and living it into greatness. We are challenged this week to make the choice to jump further into the unknown, They Abyss. It is not an easy choice to make. But heroes would not be heroes if the journey was easy. Remember the choices we make are what we become. Do your best each day and forget the rest. Lead with character and commitment. The universe will make you a winner if you show up and put forth your best effort everyday. Let’s go MKMMA alliance. We have a destiny to attain. WE GOT THIS. Heroes one and all.
Here is a song by Country Artist Chris Hawkey. called Underdog. The words are great. enjoy

Chris Hawkey UNDERDOG

First string got hit in practice Didn’t land quite right.
Second string couldn’t make the grades to play that Friday night. So the kid they said was way to small to even make the team was starting in the biggest game the school had ever seen. His hands were cold as the huddle broke and he called the final play. He dropped back and threw that pass that won the game. Little number 8.

Sometimes the underdog comes through. Sometimes the longest shot beats the odds. Sometimes it ain’t the dog in the fight but the fight in the dog. Sometimes the one we counted out rises up in the moment of truth. Sometimes the underdog comes through.

After years of trying, her luck was turning round. She finally saw that beating heart right there on ultra sound. But when she got sick the doctor said “he didn’t have a choice.” They’d have to operate or she could lose her baby boy. He’d be too small, not breath at all, probably live a couple of days, but just last week she heard him speak on that high school stage Graduation day.

Sometimes the underdog comes through. Sometimes the longest shot beats the odds. Sometimes it ain’t the dog in the fight but the fight in the dog. Sometimes the one we counted out rises up in the moment of truth. Sometimes the underdog comes through.

I could have heard them when they said “my dreams were crazy.” I could have heard them when they told me to “move on.” But if I had listened you would have never heard this song. Sometimes the underdog comes through.

Sometimes the longest shot beats the odds. Sometimes it ain’t the dog in the fight but the fight in the dog. Sometimes the one we counted out rises up in the moment of truth. Sometimes the underdog comes through.

SOMETIMES THE UNDERDOG IS YOU.

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