Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tip#226: 5 Movies To Help You Peel Your Inner Onion

Peeling your inner onion is about getting to the core of whatever is holding you back in life. It's about having the courage and perseverance to peel away the layers of baggage no matter how long it takes.

As I wrote in the previous entry I recently discovered there must still be some hidden core issue holding me back in my career and life. The movie Good Will Hunting was one movie I watched to help inspire me to keep peeling my inner onion even though I've been at for years.

So I thought of 5 other movies that motivate:

Citizen Kane

This is a story about reporters wanting to discover the meaning of a newspaper tycoon's last dying word "Rosebud". What unfolds are the peeling away of layers of a complex man who had surrounded himself with empty riches. This movie will inspire you to find your own "Rosebud" before it's too late in your life.

Disney's The Kid

This is a fantasy story about a troubled man reaching mid-life and magically meeting his child self. Together they discover the core issue of a childhood trauma that explained all of the man's current issues. When they work together to face this trauma they free themselves for a better life in the past, present and the future.


It takes courage and perseverance to get to the core of whatever you are searching for. Memento is an inventive story that could mirror your own strength to not give up no matter what. The story is told in reverse sequences about a man suffering from short-term memory loss. So he leaves himself creative messages to remind himself of each clue he discovers to get to the core of his search.

I Heart Huckabees

This multi-layered comedy contains many insights for identifying one's core issues. It presents powerful messages about synchronicity and how these meaningful coincidences lead you to the help you need in life. The movie also shows how certain people we encounter are mirrors to help us see the core issues we need to resolve.

The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy

This epic trilogy of the central hero's goal to destroy a magical ring can be a mirror for your own quest. There may be many obstacles and challenges that lie in your path but it will be your courage that will keep you resilient. The movie is also a reminder that no matter how long it takes to achieve your goal that you will always have people around that believe and support you.

Movies are Mirrors for Your Strength

So if you are on a journey to peel your inner onion and release whatever is holding you back in life be inspired by the strength of movie heroes. Watching these recommended movies will increase your positive emotion energy and help you build an optimistic mindset.

Focus on the exciting possibilities of being free of your core issues! Stay motivated no matter how long it takes!

Emmanuel Lopez
Motivational Specialist
© Emmanuel Lopez 2009

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