“If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?”—Jim Carrey
“When you move past your fear and go after your dreams, you become free.”–
LL Cool J
I was in Mexico City when the World Cup began, so I had little choice but to get swept up in the excitement. I even wedged a World Cup schedule, distributed by my Mexican publisher, Grupo Planeta, into my Course in Miracles as a bookmark.
So I love this story about U.S. player, Kyle Beckerman, who made the World Cup team for the first time. You can’t miss him. He’s the handsome midfielder with the dreads. He looks just like Slade, one of the six characters from my TV series, Off the Grid.
Ever since he was a young boy, Kyle dreamt of representing the United States at his favorite sport. He put everything he had into making that dream come true.
His parents were teachers and he’d often leave them notes, “Down at the park playing soccer. Be home later.” And then he’d sign his entire name, Kyle Robert Beckerman, USA #15.”
He may not have known it at the time, but he was calling forth a vision, paving the way for a dream.
It took him 20 years, but this time when U.S. coach, Juergen Klinsmann put together his World Cup delegation, Kyle Robert Beckerman, USA #15, was on the docket.
Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the soon-to-be-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.