Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Tip#953: Passion & Perseverance, Part 11 - Eddie the Eagle

I remember loving McDonald’s original hot apple pies growing up in the 70’s and 80’s. They were deep fried and so delicious! Sadly in the early 90’s they replaced it with the inferior, baked version. So imagine my delight when my friend and photographer, Derek Lang, told me that Harvey’s (Canadian burger chain) had a deep fried version just like McDonald’s!

I excitedly traveled to the closest Harvey’s and thoroughly enjoyed the sensation of biting into the crispy pastry and have hot apple pie oozing out. I was instantly transported to happy times as a child! Everything was beautiful and right in that moment. Each bite was so delicious I savored each taste with my eyes closed. It was comfort food for the soul!

A similar, joyful moment happened when I found a photo of my first motivational talk as high school Valedictorian of my graduation class of ’82. My high school reunion is coming up and I originally wasn’t enthusiastic about going. I had been thinking about the challenges in my life and career and felt a little embarrassed. But these thoughts quickly changed to feelings of positivity and empowerment when the photo reminded me of my overflowing value and successes I’ve had since high school!

That’s what I love most about movies, photos and favourite foods, they can all help you to feel good and confident with who you are and what you love. Having a passion gives you enthusiasm and that can fuel your drive, persistence, resilience and optimism for achieving your dreams and goals no matter what blocks your way!

Eddie the Eagle (2016)

The semi-biographical sports drama comedy, Eddie the Eagle, is about Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards (Taron Egerton) and his journey to become an Olympic ski jumper. This highly entertaining, inspiring and motivating film features fantastic performances by Egerton as well as Hugh Jackman as coach Bronson Peary and Jo Hartley as Eddie’s mother Janette Edwards. See: movie trailer

Many parts of this story and characters were created for this film though it didn’t matter to me because the positive emotional energy I felt watching this made me feel like I could accomplish anything! I felt like a superhero! Eddie was a likeable underdog that made you care about his life-long dream and root for him just like the real-life crowd did at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics as depicted in the movie.

The soundtrack was also filled with retro 80’s synth music and songs that invoked happy memories of my life in high school. And though there’s a bit of cheesy optimism in the movie it still demonstrates Eddie’s resilience to rejection, bullying and overcoming seemingly impossible odds. I highly recommend this film for all ages with its overflowing inspiration and motivation!

Inspiring Themes:
• Following a Dream
• Having a Vision
• Finding Yourself
• Passion
• Courage
• Confidence
• Perseverance
• Persistence & Tenacity
• Resilience
• Indestructible Optimism
• Leadership
• Teamwork
• Strategic Thinking
• Supportive Relationships
• Family & Community
• Power of the Media

Movies about real-life underdogs that achieve greatness have the power to lift the spirit and help you visualize success for your own dreams and goals. Feel your positive emotional energy flow through your heart and mind as you watch the hero’s journey through adversity and challenges. Let movies remind you of your past achievements in your own journey! Let them remind you to keep your passion and perseverance alive no matter what!

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Tip#691: Passion & Perseverance, Part 4 - Rocky
Tip#731: Passion & Perseverance, Part 5 – The Right Kind of Wrong
Tip#752: Passion & Perseverance, Part 6 - Dolphin Tale
Tip#760: Passion & Perseverance, Part 7 - Today’s Special
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Tip#885: Passion & Perseverance, Part 10 - Outbreak
Tip#953: Passion & Perseverance, Part 11 - Eddie the Eagle 
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