Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Tip#361: There Are Heroes Around You, Part 1 – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

There are superheroes, movie heroes and other fictional characters that can inspire you. And then there are real-life heroes already around you.

I recently gave a keynote on Movies That Motivate for the Arthritis Society Fundraiser here in Toronto. It was an honour because I was also there to support the event coordinator, Lynn Manwar who is a good friend AND a true-life hero.

Lynn has faced and overcome many health challenges over the years. At age 24 she overcame thyroid cancer, age 30 arthritis and recently breast surgery. Despite all this adversity she remains so positive, resilient and brimming with an optimistic joy for life.

Lynn also appeared on the TV series, Style By Jury in which she received a full makeover. She showed that making over your physical appearance goes hand in hand with improving your self-esteem and self-confidence. See the episode: Click here

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2010

The movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is based on a video game and features 2 heroes that inspire. Prince Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal) is unstoppable in discovering the truth to his father's murder and in bringing his family back together again.

The other hero is Princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton) who demonstrates her strength through her perseverance and persistence in fulfilling her destiny to protect a magical dagger. It is Tamina's strong will, resilience and tenacity that mirrors real-life heroes like my friend Lynn that can inspire you to overcome your own challenges with confidence.

There are heroes all around you whether they are fantastical movie heroes or real-life heroes. They are there to mirror your own hidden strengths and courage. They are there to help you build a proactive, optimistic mindset. Identify all your heroes and let their strengths become your own!

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Ramona said...

Emmanuel, I didn't know you were the keynote at Lynn's fundraiser. Small world...thanks for this - it's giving me one more reason to go see Prince of Persia. I never thought about movies in any other context other than entertainment. Thanks for the fresh perspective!

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

You are welcome Ramona!

Great you know Lynn too.

Movies like Prince of Persia may not be getting great reviews but they can still inspire the hero within us all!

Let me know what you think of the movie!