Let me share a story with you that you already know – or at least think you know. The “Wizard of Oz” is a wonderful story. Those of you that are parents or grandparents of children under 13, let me encourage you to sit with them at least once a year and watch the movie. Afterwards, talk about it and what it means. Let me give you my version: Dorothy and Toto are lost in the Land of Oz. They discover that the only way they can get back home to Kansas is to follow the Yellow Brick Road and find the Wizard.
Along the way they come across, what in today’s terminology we would call, three “dysfunctional” people. (I have a real problem with that term because the word ‘dysfunctional’ implies that someone else ‘did it to us.’ In other words, we have no responsibility for where we are in our lives.) So, here are these three ‘dysfunctional’ folks. There is the scarecrow, who has no brain. There is the tin man, who has no heart. And finally, we have the lion that has no courage. They are headed down the Yellow Brick Road with 토토사이트 Dorothy and Toto so that they can find the Wizard, because the Wizard is the one that can ‘fix them’. They have to jump through a few hoops, kill the occasional witch, etc., before the Wizard finally agrees to ‘fix them’.
The Wizard says to the scarecrow, “It’s not that you don’t have a brain. It’s just that you don’t have a diploma to prove it.” So the Wizard gives the scarecrow a diploma and instantly the scarecrow is ‘fixed.’ The Wizard says to the tin man, “It’s not that you don’t have a heart. It’s just that you can’t hear it ticking away down there.” So he gives the tin man a clock that goes ‘tick, tick, tick’ and immediately he is ‘fixed’. Lastly, he looks at the lion and says, “It’s not that you don’t have any courage. It’s that you don’t have a medal to prove how brave you are. Here is your medal.” And just like that the lion is ‘fixed.’ Wasn’t that easy? You’ve got to love this story!
But, what do they then find out about the Wizard? The Wizard is a fake —- But they’re still ‘fixed’! So what was it that the Wizard really did? He changed their thinking. The minute they thought differently about themselves, they were fixed. I’m here to tell you that as soon as you change your thinking – as soon as you start to think differently about yourself – you too can begin to be ‘fixed’. That’s good news! Now all we have to do is figure out HOW to change our thinking…