Sunday, March 15, 2009

Tip#239: Why Your Buttons Get Pushed - Evan Almighty

Getting your buttons pushed does not feel good. But if you can see the hidden opportunities it will open your mindset to a whole new world of learning.

For the past several weeks amazing career opportunities have unfolded for me. They include writing motivational articles for Zoomer, a national magazine, being asked to co-host a weekly podcast and to develop a partnership with a business consulting organization.

I believe I made these opportunities happen through the tools I learned from the audio books Think and Grow Rich: The 21st-Century Updated Edition (see tips #218, #221, #224, #227) and Money and the Law of Attraction. Some may see my recent successes as great luck and yet I know deep down I simply learned tools and methods on how to magnetize these opportunities.

On the flipside opportunities have manifested that appeared to be the opposite of what I've wanted in my business relationships. One of my goals for 2009 was to have the best business team and I've met a few individuals who seemed to be what I wanted but then ended up pushing my buttons!

Thankfully, it was a movie that helped me focus on the silver lining within these "button pushers". It reminded me that the law of attraction was still in action leading me to my goals.

Evan Almighty 2007

The comedy Evan Almighty is a sequel to Bruce Almightywhere God (Morgan Freeman), gives Bruce (Jim Carrey) an important task. In the sequel God gives Evan (Steve Carell) a task to build a modern day Noah’s ark.

This puts incredible strain on his wife, played by Lauren Graham, when Evan is portrayed in the media as a crazy man. All she prayed for was to have a closer family and decides to leave Evan with her kids. Soon after she receives a revelation when she encounters God (in disguise) and hears him say this...

"Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?"

Hidden Opportunities

So let this movie message inspire you to see your hidden opportunities. Let this help you to deal with the people or situations that are pushing your buttons. Do your best to exercise patience and see how your situations are helping you get what you really want or pray for.

Believe that every encounter you have is meaningful. All you have to do is focus on the message or lesson being offered.

Read more:
Tip#176: The Good in Getting Your Buttons Pushed
Tip#531: Recognize the Emotional Charge When Your Buttons Get Pushed – It Happened One Night

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Unknown said...

It's amazing how you tie in life's lessons with great movies. Thanks for your insights.

Robin Tillotson

Anonymous said...

Very well said my friend! I love your point about what you ask for and what you get! That's why you are my favorite! keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Excellent post, Emmanuel! Wow, those Morgan Freeman lines are incredible and totally jiving with me.

Everyone of us already has patience,love courage, compassion, forgiveness, gratitude, etc. It's up to us (with the help of God/Universe) to find what we need to handle a situation inside of ourselves.

People who push our buttons are actually helping us become better communicators. Our emotional response to these people signal that something's wrong. It's a chance for us to control our emotions and identify what's really going on with us, find out where they're really coming from and have a respectful conversation.

Whew. It's a challenge, though! :)

Anonymous said...

I really appreciated your suggestion that I watch these two movies. Since I borrowed them, I have watched them numerous times (alone and with my daughter).

The scene that resonated the most is the exact scene that you have printed the excerpt of below. I think about those words each day that I pray for something in my life.