Sunday, December 02, 2012

Tip#609: Believe in Yourself - ParaNorman

"There's nothing wrong with being scared Norman, as long as you don't let it change who you are."

This has been a very special week and very soon you will know why! Just know that there are dreams I have dreamed about that are coming true and that I can now look back over the years and see that there was always someone who believed and supported me. I feel that they believed in me because I kept believing in my gifts and my vision, even when I faced overwhelming adversities and people who didn't understand.

ParaNorman (2012)

The stop-motion animated comedy horror film ParaNorman is about a misunderstood boy named Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who can see and talk to dead people. He must face ghosts, zombies and grown-ups when he is given the task to save his town from a centuries-old curse. All the colourful characters and rich scenery are amazing to watch and knowing this is stop-motion animation is an astounding achievement. See: movie trailer

What got me to finally see this film recently was reading a review of the "spectacular and touching climax." And without giving away any details that’s all you need to know to see this movie. The journey to those moments ended up being a fun ride getting to know Norman and the challenges he faced for being different. That in itself is a beautiful metaphor for following a dream or goal. Just focus on an exciting end goal, believe in yourself and enjoy all the steps along the way.

Motivating messages include:
• Believe in yourself and your gifts
• Show compassion to others
• Remember there is always someone to support you

If you ever feel misunderstood or different from others always remember that you are never alone. Keep believing in your gifts, talents and the vision of what you want and others will come to your aid and support. Whether you are on a long or short journey to your goals and dreams remember to believe in yourself first!

Tip#128: I Believe In You, Pt.1 - The Matrix
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Tip#637: I Believe in You, Pt.3 - Oz the Great and Powerful
Tip#793: I Believe in You, Pt.4 - Begin Again
Tip#609: Believe in Yourself – ParaNorman
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Candice Frederick said...

this has such an important lesson, as you so eloquently pointed out. LOVED this movie. super hilarious.

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Many thanks Candice! I loved this movie too and eager to see again!

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