Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tip#347: When Your World Is Turned Upside Down – 5 Movie Tips
The economic downturn of 2008 hit many people around the world. It turned their worlds upside down and forced them to see life differently and adapt in order to survive.
There was a NASA experiment in the 60's that fitted a group of astronauts with convex goggles that turned their visual world upside down. They had to wear the goggles day and night while dealing with the stress and hardships of stumbling blindly.
Then something amazing happened. On the 26th day one of the men suddenly saw the world right side up. He was still wearing the goggles! Over time his brain had created new neural pathways to adjust to what he was seeing. By the 30th day all the other astronauts followed suit.
This proves that whatever challenges you face can be overcome despite whatever you see in front of you. Your brain can adapt to unexpected change and crisis.
Here are 5 movies that inspire one's ability to overcome financial crisis...
Cinderella Man 2005
This is the true story of boxer Jim Braddock (Russell Crowe) and how his resilience and passion for his family allowed him to survive during the great depression.
It's a Wonderful Life 1946
This Christmas classic shows how George Bailey (James Stewart) discovers the value of friendships and supportive relationships during financial hardships and personal sense of hopelessness.
The Pursuit of Happyness 3006
Based on the true story of Chris Gardner (Will Smith) who finds himself homeless and surviving on the streets with a toddler. He demonstrates inspiring resilience and optimism as he trains to be stockbroker while homeless.
This is the true story of an undersized racehorse named Seabiscuit whose victories lifted the spirits of the team behind it as well as an entire nation during the great depression.
Sullivan's Travels 1941
A wealthy film director named Sullivan (Joel McCrea) sets out in disguise as a penniless tramp to make a film about the poor. He gets a reality shock and learns how the poverty-stricken persevere through the power of laughter.
So if you find your world has been turned upside down because of financial challenges or other unexpected crisis feel positive knowing that you have the ability to successfully adapt. Know that you are fully capable in becoming more resourceful than ever. Your mind is a powerful, resilient muscle.
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