Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tip#447: Be Inspired by Years of Training – Elizabeth Gilbert - Hanna
Gilbert shared many intriguing stories such as how she cured her writer's block by focusing on something completely different like gardening. She shared how much she loved Javier Bardem playing her husband in the Eat Pray Love film and jokingly referred to him as her real-life husband. Gilbert also shared that she worked for years on writing magazine articles and other books prior to the success of Eat Pray Love. Goes to show that she has been honing her writing skills for years before the world celebrated the success of Eat Pray Love.
"Success is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration."
The movie Hanna is about at 16 year old girl named Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) trained since she was born to be an assassin by her father Erik (Eric Bana). She is fluent in several languages, skilled at stocking and hunting animals and incredibly skilled at hand to hand combat. She lived with her father in an isolated shack allowing her to train for years to excel in all her skill sets.
I was stunned at how riveting and original the storytelling was in this movie. There is one amazing scene that leads to a fight sequence with Erik that is just one single camera take. And seeing Hanna continually display how skilled she was inspired me. It reminded me that any success comes from long practice and training. Just like Gilbert's book Eat Pray Love she developed her skills for years before this book achieved global success.
What movies inspire you about developing a skill set?
Movies like Rocky, The Karate Kid and Julie & Julia are about the importance of developing specific skills. What movies inspire you? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below OR click on the blog title above and scroll to bottom.
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