POINT TO PONDER
"Now in a two-hour movie, you get a handful of character-defining moments, but in real life, you face them every day".
Here are just a few of the highlights from the video above:
‘Everybody was talkin’ at me, so I couldn’t hear the echoes of my mind.’
"...because for the first 25 years of our lives, we are trained to listen to voices that are not our own. Parents and professors fill our heads with wisdom and information, and then employers and mentors take their place and explain how this world really works".
"Talk to your parents and your grandparents, if you can, and ask them about their stories. And I promise you, like I have promised my kids, you will not be bored".
There are many common themes that emerge while learning from the lives of successful people. And just to clarify, many more successful people are not financially rich, powerful or famous but have lived inspirational, purposeful lives. There are consistent messages from their lives; listen to your inner voice, love, work with passion, foster human connections, act with courage and the pursuit of the purpose.
The answers to life's challenges lie right within us but we must listen closely. As Mr. Spielberg says, it can be almost as quiet as a whisper.
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