We're Off to See the Wizard!
“You had the power all along, my dear.”
-- Glinda, the Good Witch
One of the things that Dorothy, the scarecrow, the tin man and the cowardly lion learn when they get to Emerald City and see the Wizard of Oz is that their beliefs became their truth. All of them had the qualities and abilities they sought, but they did not realize it. They did not believe in themselves.
We see how smart and resourceful the scarecrow is, but he wanted a brain. We see how kind and caring the tin man is, but he wanted a heart. And we see how the cowardly lion leads everyone on the journey and protects them with his fierce roar, but he wanted courage. In the end, Dorothy is able to get home, learning that she had the power all along.
The only thing that changed for all of the characters is they came to believe in themselves.
William Boetcker says, “Your success depends mainly upon what you think of yourself and whether you believe in yourself.” That summarizes the development of every character in The Wizard of Oz.
Our beliefs shape our life. Even though the Wizard was an imposter, he helped them each believe in themselves. Their beliefs became their reality.
Shad Helmstetter says, “What we believe about anything will determine our attitudes about it, create our feeling, direct our action, and in each instance, help us to do well or poorly, succeed or fail.”
Our destiny depends upon our beliefs. Click your heels three times and believe!