LOA Inspiration from Secretariat

October 31, 2010 | 17 Comments »

Everyone already knows Secretariat is the greatest racehorse ever, right?  So no spoiler alert needed, I hope …

… because I’d love to talk about a hugely inspiring LOA example from the movie!

It’s the night before the third big race, the one makes Secretariat the first triple crown winner in 25 years, the night you’d expect everyone to be on edge because this is “do or die” race for them.

It wasn’t just a matter of becoming a triple crown winner, which would be pressure enough.  But also because owner Penny Chenery had made performance guarantees to secure a record-breaking $6 million syndication in stud fees.  Which would be lost if they didn’t win this race.

So the financial pressure was on, too.

The night before the big race Penny visits Secretariat in the stable, after leaving the Belmont Ball where her friends, family and colleagues had gathered for a good time.  With her heart full of love and appreciation, rather than tense nerves about what might happen next, Penny says to Secretariat:

“You know what I realized?  I’ve already won.”

She’s already a winner.  Regardless of how tomorrow unfolds, Penny feels her success now.

Yes, who knows whether Penny Chenery said those exact words – but it’s still a scene that makes a deliberate creator’s heart swell!

Because we know how powerful it is to feel it before it’s done.

And to do that when the pressure is on; when your reputation is at stake; when your entire operation could be wiped out if this doesn’t work out; that’s a pretty good Law of Attraction move to connect with the feel good feelings in advance.

Except it wasn’t in advance for Penny.  It wasn’t lip service; or faking it till you make it.  It was genuine success she felt; true appreciation for how she’d played her cards in life.  Race results not conditional on that.

That goes a long way toward giving the Universe the opening (aka vibrational alignment) it needs to deliver what you want.

I believe we can follow that lead and find real reasons to feel happy, success, joy right now.   No matter if it’s still the night before the big race.

There were other great law of attraction moments of success in the movie – if you’ve seen it or have thoughts to share please do so in the comments!  (I’ve got a couple more to share, too …)

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17 Responses to “ LOA Inspiration from Secretariat ”

  1. I think you’ll like it, Ryan! Speaking of “perfect examples” – loved your video on the curse of perfection!

  2. I also loved the examples of honoring your inner inspiration: when Penny’s brother and husband wanted to sell Secretariat for $7 million and she refused. And when the trainer followed his gut to train Secretariat hard for the Belmont race rather than let him rest up.

    I loved the example of how things are always working out even when it doesn’t look like it: when she “lost” the coin toss and got the horse she wanted anyway!

    I loved when she showed Mr. Phipps another way to look at “losing” the greatest horse ever by giving him a chance to buy shares in his stud service. (That was a nice turnaround, Penny!)

    I loved her non-attachment to winning. All she wanted to do was let him run his race (and doing the same for herself in the process). That winning wasn’t important, but running was. Wasn’t that cool?! She had a great line to her husband and brother about that that I can’t remember …

  3. Ryan Biddulph says:

    I haven’t seen the movie Jeannette but will check it out.

    Perfect example of feeling something in spirit before you can touch it. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Ryan

  4. Flavia says:

    So many great moments indeed! I loved her belief and determination, even when her husband and brother were against it. I think that alignment is what convinced Mr. Phipps to buy shares for an incredible amount also.

    I thought it was very interesting that after Penny says to Secretariat: “You know what I realized? I’ve already won.” She also says “I’ve run my race. You run your’s.” So she gives up any lingering resistance, she detaches and allows trusting in the power and desire of the horse, of it all coming together.

    At one point her father tells her ““It’s not whether they think we won. It’s whether we think we won.” 🙂

    And even after making so many calls to get people to invest with no success she finds the feel good by joining in washing the horse and then in the barn she declares what is going to happen powerfully and in the process uplifts the other two people.

    I loved how she listened to her intuition all through and how she choose really passionate (and quirky but unique) people on her team.

    I also wonder if the incident that happened that made them lose a big race pumped up all of their desire to even higher levels.

    So many great moments! And I loved that at the end they gave us some real life pics and info about them and about how no horse has accomplished this yet in 35 years.

  5. Omgosh, no DOUBT, Flavia! Her alignment (and conviction) swept Phipps along for the ride, didn’t it?! That was fabulous!

    LOVED the quote she remembered from her dad. And that not giving up after no one was interested in buying shares initially – that was great, too. And the contrast from that lost race – you have a good eye for LOA at work!

    I’d LOVE to go to the movies with YOU, my dear! 🙂

    Thanks for chiming in on this one, Flavia.

  6. Ande says:

    A wonderful example of finding the feeling place of your desire. I haven’t seen the movie, so thank you for sharing it.

    A friend and I were talking about this very subject a few months ago. She said, wisely, “There comes a time when you know you’ve done all you can do. You’ve set your intention, and you’ve put your work out into the universe. That’s when it’s time to relax and trust. Your work is done.”

    This is what Flavia quoted: She also says “I’ve run my race. You run yours.”

    When we’ve followed inspired action, we don’t need to keep going when we haven’t seen results. That’s the time to know that you’ve run your race and now it’s time for the universe to run its race. Relax and allow.

    Wonderful reminder. Thanks!

  7. Well said, Ande! And such a powerful component of successful deliberate creation:

    “When we’ve followed inspired action, we don’t need to keep going when we haven’t seen results. That’s the time to know that you’ve run your race and now it’s time for the universe to run its race. Relax and allow.”

    Thanks for adding that! 🙂

  8. Berta Bauer says:

    I can’t wait to see the movie. In the last month amazing things have been happening on a project that I started over four years ago. Lately, I’ve been feeling its success almost every time I think about it, work on it, or wait for notification that it’s moved to the next step. Although my saboteur sometimes rears up, I’ve been able to identify it and honor the fear that its based on, then dismiss it quietly and quickly as I envision what I want and know will happen instead. Life is good today.

  9. Berta, way to cook up somethin’ GOOD! Love your process, including the honoring and dismissing of the fear. Then returning right back to the vision of what you’re creating.

    Nicely done! (I can use past tense on that because we all know how it turns out when you have that much allowing and focusing!)
    🙂

  10. Anonymous says:

    “You know what I realized? I’ve already won.”

    I’ve just had a major relationship turn around and it ONLY happened when I reached the “feeling place”.

    “You know what I realized? I’ve already won”, REALLY powerful words that sum up deliberate creation so well.

    Awesome post, Jeannette, as always! 😀

  11. Parul Bhargava says:

    Oooops!!! The above post is by me!!!

  12. berta@bertabauer.com says:

    Woo! Who! good for you, Parul. I got chlls from your post — “You know what I realized? I’ve already won”, REALLY powerful words that sum up deliberate creation so well.

    And istn’t that the beauty of LOA, we all have “already won!”

  13. Barb says:

    Jeannette, I haven’t seen the movie but now I’m going to. It’s so inspiring! Each time we find ourselves attached or fearful, it’s good to remember that it’s about enjoying the journey. It’s great to have goals and be excited about the end result, but the journey is much more exciting! If you follow your passion and pursue your dream, you’re already there, you’re a winner and you’re living your purpose. A long time ago I learned that creating a vision, turning it over to the Universe and then enjoying the ride is what ALWAYS works.

    By the way, I very much believe in the power of intention, which is something that I learned from Wayne Dyer and his book “The Power of Intention.” And I actually borrowed Wayne Dyer’s intentions that he shared during one of his seminars. He always carries them with him on cards:

    It is my intention that I be successful.
    It is my intention that I always be safe in all things that I do.
    It is my intention that I receive love and give love in all things that I do.
    It is my intention that I have a good time and I be provided for with prosperity according to my needs.
    It is my intention that I not become overly enamored of the material world.

    Each time I read these affirmations, I feel peace and security knowing that the Universe is good and that all is good. The word “intention” is very powerful, and I guess this is what the movie is all about…

    Thank you for another wonderful post!

    xoxo

  14. Rob says:

    What a beautiful message. Inspiring books and movies are a true gift.

  15. Suzanne says:

    I also loved when her Dad told her to “Let him run his race.” There is a big component of getting out of the way. The reason Big Red was able to make such a huge victory was because the Jockey (despite his trauma from the past) got OUT OF THE WAY and let him run at his own level. I think after we have done all of the legwork and the “energetic container” is built, we have to LET GO and get out of the way. At this point, the creation is it’s own entity as it were, and we have given birth to it, but it has to find it’s own magnificence. Hanging on is born of trauma. Let go is born of courage. Barbara Mark and Trudy Griswold in Angelspeake were given the four fundamentals (pre-Secret)
    1. ASK–be specific (Penny’s ASK was extremely specific and she
    2. BELIEVE– that she (the team) was worthy — and said so every time she asked people for those stud fees, building the energetic container! The important thinking to notice here is that she was not paying any attention to the APPARENCY OF LACK and that STILL built the energetic container! There are many ways that she did this.
    3. LET GO — “Let him run his race” and let go of any emotions or sense of lack (“You know, I have already won”) Poise is Power. Penny was SO poised throughout.
    4. SAY THANK YOU — She was already so grateful (full of her own greatness) going into it that the gift had already been given. It was a forgone conclusion. Kind of reminds me of Sarah Hughes at the Olympics. She was so grateful just to be there, she realized she was already a winner. It was a forgone conclusion that with that kind of energetic container and “no expectation” she would win.

    There is a lot more I could say about this movie. Truly loved it. Thanks, Jeanette.

  16. Lin E says:

    This movie was so inspiring on so many levels I went to see it again this past weekend with my youngest daughter and my mom. The crowd started clapping after the first race.

    Thank you Jeannette for picking out the most beautiful moments of this movie, this story. A wonderful life lesson.

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