As with all time travel movies with positive looking futures they can provide a wealth of imagery to excite the imagination and to dream impossible realities that could come true. And recently the final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released and triggered both nostalgic memories from my teen years as well as my imagination. See: trailer
Fantasy and Sci Fi movies always open my mind and help me form a vision for what I want to create in my life and work. This is what creative visualization and future pacing is all about when it comes to learning tools to achieve goals and dreams!
Back to the Future (1985)
The first part of this science fiction film trilogy has Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) time travel from 1985 to 1955 where he meets up with the younger version of his father George (Crispin Glover) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd). What inspired me about this movie was the idea of being able to change present life situations by going into the past and make a change at a specific focal point. Today I see this to be true because of all the personal development books, workshops and therapy sessions I’ve attended! It is also inspiring to see Marty’s father George find his courage at that focal point and alters his character and his future for the better.
The second chapter has Doc, Marty and his girlfriend Jennifer (Elisabeth Shue) time travel from 1985 to October 21, 2015 to save his future children. As I wrote earlier this film inspires by expanding my imagination and possibilities that I’d like to manifest in my life and work. Plus it inspires me to be mindful and responsible for my actions as they could result positively or with consequences in the future.
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
The final chapter has Marty time travel from 1985 to 1885 to save Doc trapped in the old west. This film inspired me with Marty finally breaking an old destructive habit of over reacting whenever he is called a coward. I was also inspired that Doc was able to find his dream girl, Clara (Mary Steenburgen) even if he had to go back in time to find her. Love is timeless!
This time travel trilogy is highly entertaining and also highly nostalgic for those who grew up seeing this series. The films can also be a great resource for inspiring personal growth and having a vision of the brighter future you want to have. So celebrate the once fictional vision of a hoverboard introduced 30 years ago because it is now a reality today! What exciting vision do you want for yourself?
USA Today has recreated the front page that appeared in Back to the Future Part II with a commemorative cover: See cover
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