“Wake up expecting things.”—Christine Baranski
“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.