“We implore you to nourish yourself with delicious, nutritious tales and tunes that inspire you to exercise your willpower for your highest good.”—Rob Brezsney
I’m starting to feel like the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Anderson as I collect all these delicious and inspiring manifestation stories. My inbox, in fact, is starting to resemble Shibuya Station in Tokyo, crowded with the most amazing tales.
Here’s one that caught my fancy yesterday.
With no further adieu, here’s the slam-dunking Tim Spires:
“As a basketball obsessed 11-year old, I longed for an NBA style breakaway rim. Let me tell you, wanting this rim was as much an obsession as basketball itself.
I became fascinated with how this Goalrilla Rim worked, the spring action of which allowed Shaquille O’Neal and Michael Jordan to dunk the ball with such incredible force without shattering the backboard. I loved it when some of the more crazy players would dunk the ball and hang on the rim demonstratating the breakaway action, although it was rare because it often resulted in a technical foul.
Eventually, I got a Huffy Breakaway rim but not the NBA-style Goalrilla Rim. I lowered that Huffy and practiced dunking for hours, pretending it was the Goalrilla Rim.
Years later while in college, I was invited to visit my friend who was playing AAA baseball out of state. He was staying with a host family in a beautiful house on the lake.
I was awed by this mansion. Though I was told it was amazing, I couldn’t have been prepared for how great it really was, by far the most incredible house I had ever seen.
I was given a tour and to my delight, there was a full-size indoor basketball court stocked with Goalrilla Rims!
While shooting hoops and dunking on rims (after we lowered them), I asked my friends about the owners of this amazing property.
“What do these people do”? I wondered.
“Oh, they’re entrepreneurs. They invented the Goalrilla basketball rim. Have you heard of it?”
Fast forward 12 years later. Married and living in Austin, Texas, my wife began casually searching for our dream home. We made a list of must-haves, but a Goalrilla Rim had been long forgotten, replaced by other priorities.
While on a mountain bike trip in Big Bend National Park, my wife, who was home, called excited, said she’d found our dream home, wanted me to see it as soon as I got home.
When I finally returned, we meet the realtor at the house and can you guess what was there?
An outdoor “sports court” with a Goalrilla Rim, fully adjustable for dunking! Needless to say, we bought the house.
My wife had no idea of my previous obsession with Goalrilla. But I am grateful for that early childhood dream and can’t help but smile when thinking about how it came full circle, a perfect example of the law of attraction at work.
Thanks so much, Tim, for sharing!!
Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.
This is a great story! I’m going to start looking for things that have come true for me. However, I don’t have a lifetime to wait anymore and will hope my obsessions will happen sooner. Fantastic!
A great story thank you. I’m hearing so much about your book E squared – next on my list!
Thanks! Look forward to hearing what you think!
Well, I have to admit that up until today when I read this post, I’d never thought about basketball rims much. Or at all. But I was pulled into the enthusiasm for them, and now whenever I watch anyone shooting hoops I’m going to wonder what kind of rims they’re aiming for. I thoroughly enjoyed the story!
Reblogged this on Pam Grout and commented:
Awesome story…and this is why I tell my grandson Bradley..just know you will play baseball someday in the big leagues! See it, believe it, know it..
Oh! That was a great one! Thanks for the re-run, Pam!
The last 12 months have been filled with so much loss for me. My son moved away in July of 2014, my mother fell ill in August of that year, but she recovered. I managed to injure my back while lifting a suitcase and last but not least, I was laid off from my job of 10 years, just before Christmas.
On New Years Eve I vowed 2015 would be a better year. Than the most unexpected and tragic event occurred and my Mother died unexpectedly on 3/17/15. There are four of us kids but I was her only daughter and we were very close. After the funeral and settling of my Moms estate I finally returned home to my loving husband.We were now in a lot of trouble financially and possibly going to loose our home. I was not prepared for the overwhelming depression that followed. Everyday was a struggle. But I had to look for another job. So many of my dear dear friends tried to help but every time I began to feel better I would start to reach for the phone to call my Mom and remember she was not here anymore. I had dropped 18 pounds in 3 weeks.
In June of this year a friend sent me E2. When I say it literally saved my life I am not joking. I tried all the exercises, some worked, others not so much, but while reading the book I began to realize I needed to take charge of feeling better. I subsequently got 2 offers for jobs, and 5 other potential offers were in the wings. I am now working as of 8/10/17.
The point of this note is I want to be able to better manifest my desires. Can anyone offer some suggestions on what I might do to get the Universe to hear me more clearly? I get derailed when I don’t get the results. I have to learn a great deal for this new job and I find the old anxious me often crowds my optimism. I quickly read your comments on turning anxiety into excitement and feel better.
Thank you Pam for your wisdom. When I start to feel shaky I go pick up one of your books and read several of your powerful positive messages. It is better than any anti-anxiety pill. Please point me to any other sources that may help me in my quest for better manifesting.