Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tip#904: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 2 – Depression - The 33

“I believe we’ll make it out of here because I CHOOSE to believe it!” 
The 33 (2015)

I had an amazing and emotional experience giving my motivational talk on How Movies Inspire Resilience & Indestructible Optimism at the event, Empower the Future-Support Kid’s Mental Health on Nov. 8, 2015. It was the first time I shared intimate details of my recent recovery from clinical depression with a diverse audience of kids, adults and seniors.

There was a wonderful synchronicity when the other speakers echoed identical epiphanies for choosing to see the positives in the negatives of our depression and mental illnesses. Ian Paul Marshall, Devon MacPherson and Stefanie Teitelman also shared their personal stories of courage, optimism and resilience. What I felt from them was a profound sense of community I’ve become part of for making it out of seemingly hopeless times. And we were all there to remind others that they were not alone and that there is always light in the darkness.

“I woke up this morning still thinking of Motivatorman's inspiring presentation at my "Empower the Future" event. I have been reading and sharing Emmanuel's movie blog with my family, friends and Facebook community and have been getting amazing positive feedback about how motivating and inspiring it is. I highly recommend Emmanuel to speak at your events and I most certainly recommend reading his blog!” 
Corina Alcasid, Founder & Event Organizer
Empower the Future-Support Kid’s Mental Health

The 33 (2015)

The survival drama film, The 33, is based on the real-life events of 33 miners in Chile trapped in a collapsed copper and gold mine 2,300 ft. underground for 69 days. This inspiring movie has epic sequences and emotional performances by Antonio Banderas as Mario "Super Mario" Sepúlveda, Lou Diamond Phillips as Luis "Don Lucho" Urzúa and from Juliette Binoche and Rodrigo Santoro. See: movie trailer

This film is overflowing with empowering life lessons when dealing with seemingly impossible situations. And it is highly inspiring to see Mario demonstrate indestructible optimism once the crisis happens and each dark day that follows. He becomes an excellent cinematic role model for anyone dealing with depression or seemingly hopeless situations because of the multitude of qualities he exemplifies like courage, resilience, compassion, strategic thinking, team spirit and leadership.

You’ll also be inspired by how the other trapped miners find their inner strengths to deal with their adversity. And above ground you’ll witness how their loved ones create a strong sense of community camped outside the mines. Ultimately you will see how the global community comes to help support and take action to drill down and find these lost men even when they were not sure they were alive. They just chose to believe they were still alive!

Inspiring Themes:
• Passion
• Perseverance
• Courage
Indestructible Optimism
• Having a Vision
• Leadership
• Teamwork & Team Spirit
• Community & Family

When you are faced with a seemingly impossible situation you feel trapped in remember you have a choice. You can choose to just see hopelessness or you can choose to see the positives in the negatives. This is the time you can activate your indestructible optimism. Choose to believe you can do it!

Related Tips:
Tip#188: Wear A Coat of Optimism – The Shawshank Redemption
Tip#200: How To Build Indestructible Optimism - Top 9 Movie Tips 
Tip#593: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 1 - Argo
Tip#904: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 2 – Depression - The 33
Tip#974: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 3 - Ghostbusters 2016 
Tip#977: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 4 - Me Before You 
Tip#998: Top 20 Movies on How To Activate Indestructible Optimism! 


Remember How Movies Can Help You: 
A) Entertain & Escape 
B) Re-energize & Release 
C) Insights, Inspiration & Epiphanies

Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Motivational Speaker & Resilience Expert
Discover How Movies Inspire Resilience in Your Work & Life!
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© Emmanuel Lopez 2015


Anonymous said...

So is depression hopeless or isn't it?

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

The answer to your question is already in the title of this blog post and in the opening quote from The 33 movie. YOU have to first believe that depression is NOT hopeless. And I know it can be an overwhelming challenge to stay positive when experiencing clinical depression but you must find all the help you can get from mental health professionals and loving, caring people who will believe for you when you are not able to. I believe depression is not hopeless.

Anonymous said...

Ok. I wondered because in your article you labelled both depression and the movie situation as "hopeless" so you need to watch your definitions bro.

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Many thanks for being more specific as there was a word missing which I now added that reads "seemingly hopeless". Similar to final paragraph!

Anonymous said...

"What I felt from them was a profound sense of community I’ve become part of for making it out of dark, hopeless times. "

You are welcome, but you had it in two different places. Sorry to bother you about this, but don't we need to be careful how we label things, if our beliefs, or how we define things, create our reality? That's what I have learned, and my life is richer for it.

("Apparently" is another word you could use.)


Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Thanks Ricky for your message and I saw there was a sense of repetition with sentence you mentioned and the one following. I changed it to "seemingly hopeless times". Also I agree with you about labels defining our beliefs. At the same time specific key words are necessary to connect with the reader and I consciously use them as long as there is no negative emotional charge I feel from them. Even words like "depression" are words I'd rather not use but it is a label that others I want to help can connect with. Hope that makes sense. I really appreciate you sharing your thoughts and suggestions Ricky!