indestructible optimism. Without getting into details just imagine times in your life or career where you’ve felt hopeless. Everything looks dark right? The key I’ve found that helps shift my heavy mindset is to FEEL I am on an adventure. I start getting excited at new possibilities and experiences. And then, even if it’s a brief magical moment, the sun, sky and colours all around me FEEL so much brighter. I can move forward with confidence again.
The Norwegian historical drama, Kon-Tiki is about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal’s (Pål Sverre Hagen) 4,300 miles crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947. Along with his crew of five men Heyerdahl set out to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. The film features some beautiful oceanic scenery mirroring the images of the film Life of Pi while also showing the resilience of moving through extremely difficult challenges. See: movie trailer
The challenges are three fold for Heyerdal. First are his wife’s objections for him following his dream, secondly in convincing organizations (National Geographic Society) to support and fund his mission AND thirdly surviving at sea on his raft with only the basic resources from the pre-Columbian times. Despite all these challenges Heyerdal is inspiring in maintaining his vision and goal no matter what he faces. And he always saw his mission as an adventure!
Are there adventure movies that you love watching over and over again? What adventure films inspire you to persevere and continue on your journey in life and career? Please let me know!
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Tip#655: See Life As An Adventure, Part 1 - Kon-Tiki
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Tip#670: See Life As An Adventure, Part 3 – The Forbidden Kingdom
Tip#704: See Life As An Adventure, Part 4 - The Book Thief
Tip#826: See Life As An Adventure, Part 5 - Water for Elephants
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