When I first saw the movie trailer for Southpaw it exuded that lion energy of explosive fierceness especially from the raw looking scenes of Jake Gyllenhaal. I didn’t want to see this film because it also showed scenes of him losing his home which touched on my own experiences. But since I recently saw director Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven (see tip#991) and The Equalizer (see tip#787) I wanted to see more of his films. And I am so glad I watched Southpaw because it inspired me on many levels, especially my inner lion!
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The sports drama film, Southpaw, is about Billy "The Great" Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion who must deal with personal tragedy and the loss of his family, work and home. This gritty, powerful movie features amazing boxing scenes as well as outstanding performances by Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams and Oona Laurance as Billy’s daughter. See: movie trailer
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The story is also about redemption and resilience and the will to change one’s behavior, thinking and attitude in order to survive, get back to work and keep family together. For me this film is now another resilience resource for reminding me of my inner lion. This inner lion represents the assertive, tenacious, fierce energy needed to overcome overwhelming adversity and unexpected change and crisis.
What about you? What are your favourite films that remind you of your inner lion energy? Let me know!
Tip#18: When Life Looks A Little Too 'Rocky' - Rocky Balboa
Tip#19: Unleash Your Inner '007' & Tenacity - Casino Royale
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