MKMMA WEEK 14 – Are You Wild Enough to Make Your Dreams Come True?

  1. 1.
    (of an animal or plant) living or growing in the natural environment; not domesticated or cultivated.
  2. 2.
    uncontrolled or unrestrained, especially in pursuit of pleasure.
    “she went through a wild phase of drunken parties and desperate affairs”
    Asking me to watch movies and take notes is an assignment that I did with pleasure.  Trying to find October Sky, Cool Running, Door to Door, Rudy, A Good Lie and Wild was a challenge. I do have Netflix however, I have the Canadian version which does not offer as diverse of a selection of movies and programs as the US.  I am Canadian.  Luckily for me I have seen Rudy and Cool Runnings several years ago and Wild happened to be available for viewing.

What an amazing movie!  Wild, starring actress Reese Wetherspoon playing the character Cheryl Strayed was magnificent. Cheryl a twenty something woman loses her mother to cancer and goes through a divorce simultaneously and finds herself come unraveled.  We have all had times in our lives where we feel lost and want to run away from our own life and start new.  This is precisely what Cheryl did.  She lived in a wild state for a number of years, uncontrolled in the pursuit of pleasure.  And then in a desperate attempt to stop being wild she became the most disciplined person she could be by literally living in the wild for three months.

With no outdoors experience, physically unfit Cheryl decides to hike alone across the Pacific Crest Trail.   Something that at the time had never been done before.  While watching I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when she was trying to put the hiking gear on her back.  Watching her first few nights out in the cold wilderness  not even knowing how to put up a tent would make anyone think she was a crazy person.  I was on the edge of my seat wanted to know if it was possible to pull off something so huge without any training or knowledge.  As she progressed her will to complete this challenge she set for herself got more intense.  It was a minute to minute thing of her wanting to quit. But sometimes when you come that far in a journey you look back and realize there is no turning back.  The only thing you can do is keep going forward.  You have come too far.  Cheryl had a purpose, she had a burning desire to prove to herself that she could complete the hike She had the trail markers to tell her which direction to keep walking as well as the sign in book and her mastermind group were the people she met along the way.  There is no possible way she could have made it on her own without the kindness and support and assistance she needed such as food, clothing and shelter to get her through.  In fact, she became the new standard by which all of the other hikers coming behind her aspired to be.  She finished hiking the trail in three months.

This true story is a miracle.  What we are doing here at the Master Key is a gift to ourselves.  We have been given the formula for creating a life of extraordinary measure which to most people may seem like the impossible.  Some of the goals we have written down in our DMP may seem impossible.  However, the movies we were asked to watch this week are showing us the exact formula for achievement.


DMP + Burning Desire + a plan of action + a positive action + a mastermind with one of more people = ACHIEVEMENT

Knowledge and talent are helpful but not necessary in achieving your dreams.  You have to have more heart than talent.

Are you wild enough to make your dreams come true?

In success,


Pacific Crest Trail

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pacific Crest Trail
Ritter Range Pacific Crest Trail.jpg

The Pacific Crest Trail in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, with a view of the Ritter Range
Length 2,663 mi (4,286 km)[1]
Location California / Oregon /Washington, USA / British Columbia, Canada
Designation National Scenic Trail
Trailheads Campo, California
Manning Park, British Columbia
Use Hiking
Horse riding
Elevation change 420,880 ft (128,284 m)[2]
Highest point Forester Pass, 13,153 ft (4,009 m)[3]
Lowest point Cascade Locks, 140 ft (43 m)[4]
Hiking details
Trail difficulty Moderate to Strenuous
Months Late April to Late September
Sights Sierra Nevada (U.S.)
Cascade Range
Hazards Severe Weather

The Pacific Crest Trail (commonly abbreviated as the PCT, and officially designated as the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail) is a long-distance hiking and equestrian trail closely aligned with the highest portion of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges, which lie 100 to 150 miles (160 to 240 km) east of the U.S. Pacific coast. The trail’s southern terminus is on the U.S. border with Mexico, just south of Campo, California, and its northern terminus on the U.S.Canada border on the edge of Manning Park inBritish Columbia; its corridor through the U.S. is in the states of California, Oregon, and Washington.


About masterkeybrooke

I am a proud Canadian, born in Toronto but a country girl at heart. I am a single mom to Kyla, a hockey playing college student that makes me laugh, cry and scream on any given day. I'm a little overweight at the moment but intend for that to change in the next 60 days. In my mind I see myself as sculpted with a very fun and outgoing personality. I'm a little bipolar at least that's what the doctor's tell me. I don't let that bother me as I've got lots of things to do, people to met and places to go. This blog is about my journey and I guarantee I will talk about the first thing that pops into my mind. That means it will be a surprise. Looking forward to connecting with you!
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12 Responses to MKMMA WEEK 14 – Are You Wild Enough to Make Your Dreams Come True?

  1. You hit the nail on the head when you said you have to have more heart than talent. I’ve seen 3 of these movies and they all had more heart than talent when they started. Their heart got them through when their talent was lacking. Thanks for the insight.

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  2. jenorator79 says:

    I didn’t get a chance to watch this movie yet, but I realized while reading your post, that I have hit the point of no turning back. The burning desire in me to see my DMP become a reality will not be extinguished. Thank you for this blog.

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  3. Yes I agree we’ve said it out loud now we must carry on with our intentions.


  4. Pingback: Week 15 The Point of No Return | MasterKeyJenorator

  5. Dennis says:

    Hi Brooke – Loved your post about the movie, Wild. True, the heart sends more messages than the head – we just have to learn how to translate the language of the heart. Mark J – mentioned it a few weeks ago and I’ve been working on translating for a couple of weeks. Looks like you have too! Congratulations! I didn’t see and “about” page link in your menu bar???? You did say it out loud! Thank you!
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  6. mkdeanna says:

    Great post. I loved the movie and the resolve of Cheryl to keep pushing herself despite the physical setbacks and voices in her head that would make most people quit the first day.


  7. Thank you Brooke, this movie intrigued me in theory and I will grab it now and watch it … I raised three boy scouts all of whom have taught wilderness survival and I believe that some people get so prepared they feel they are never ready to do something like hike the PCT alone. Mark’s reminder that we have all the tools now we just need to use them and practice unto perfection – may we all stay wild enough to dare to dream, but dare to change enough to live our dreams. Love you my friend 🙂


  8. Practice unto progress … not worry about perfection … my haste oops


  9. masterkeyjac says:

    I loved this movie. Made me want to get lost in the wilderness for 3 months too 🙂

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  10. Thanks for reminding me about this movie, I had forgotten all about it. Besides that, thanks for a great post and the nice little add on of the description of the trail


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