Sunday, March 16, 2008

Tip#139: Take Action! - The Spiderwick Chronicles

Researching and reading new methods for positive change is great. But if you do not act on your new information then your learning is only half done. You must take action!

The Spiderwick Chronicles

I recently saw The Spiderwick Chroniclesand was surprised at how thrilling this fantasy movie was. It was filled with numerous creatures and faerie beings from an alternate world suddenly seen by a boy named Jared played by Freddie Highmore.

He had just moved into a new house with his brother, sister and mother, played by Mary-Louise Parker, where he discovers a magical book. By opening this book he unleashes this invisible world of creatures both good and bad.

What is inspiring is how quickly he takes action against the evil goblins who threaten his family. Some of these goblins are quite terrifying and yet Jared taps into his inner courage. Even when his family does not believe what he sees, Jared perseveres and takes charge of what has to be done to save them all. He takes action with amazing confidence.

Step Forward

When we get stuck in life it is a time when we need to learn new ways of thinking to get us out of unpleasant situations. Sometimes we spend so much time researching and learning new methods for change that we think we've done all the work necessary. But that is only half the work completed.

You have to take action with the knowledge you've acquired. As the mighty Yoda said in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, "You must unlearn what you have learned."

So take that important step forward and put into action the steps you know you have to take. It's time to get your hands dirty! See that inspiring movie that's caught your attention. Make an appointment with that person you feel can help you. Invest yourself physically into exploring that new career or new life that you want.

Taking action is to take a step into the unknown. Find your inner courage and move forward!

"You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind."
Irish Proverb

"Ideas without action are worthless."
Helen Keller

Emmanuel Lopez
Silverlining Specialist & Motivational Wingman
© Emmanuel Lopez 2008


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kmcintosh said...

truer words were never spoken...but perhaps only because someone did not take action to speak them! My favourite action inspiration was from Bono: "The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape."