This took a hell of a long time, but I was waiting for a moment where I can actually sit down and watch the movie again so the emotions can be fresh in my mind.
The movie I have chosen is Creed II. Not only is it the best movie I have ever watched, but it evokes an emotion in me that is like a fire of will and sheer focus. I’ve learned many things from this movie, so I’ll go through each of them briefly.
1. Know Your Why?
If there is not a reason for what you’re doing, you will fail 100%. I talked about this a bit in my previous post (What Is Your Why?), but you need a reason for you to be doing something. I mean, what is a fire without fuel? What is TV without electricity? What is a father if he isn’t ever there?
WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?
Also, don’t think about other people, and don’t solely think about yourself. Confusing right? Well, let me explain. Your why should never be based on things like “I want to get rich to show her she shouldn’t have left me,” or “My mum said I couldn’t do it so I’m going to do it.” Never base your why on external factors. Make sure it comes from within you. Because once you’ve done whatever it is based on so and so external reason, what is the point now? What’s your driving force?
On the flip side, it should also never be solely about yourself. Selfish needs cloud your judgment. Not only is it detrimental to yourself, but to others around you. Yes, you should always focus on yourself, but again, why? Just like the film, you might have a family who is counting on you, and you can’t afford to not be there for them. Or you might want to change your community, and it hurts you the way the things have been, and you want to make a change for the better. Trust me, when you’re fighting for not just yourself, it makes you stronger.
2. Family is Important
I’m not going to lie to you, I and my parent’s relationship could and should be a hell of a lot better. There are people in life that you’re given by default, and there are people that you meet along the way that basically become your family. I’m telling you, love, and cherish these people, keep them close. All of Y’all need to be a tight-knit group. Support one another and never put your own selfish needs above them. And remember, nothing is ever too big to be worked out (even for me).
3. You’ll Only Grow When You Take Yourself Out of Your Comfort Zone
For anyone that’s watched Creed II before there’s a scene where they go out to the desert to train. Before they go, Rocky says to Creed in the gym, “If you want to change things in a big way, you need to make some big changes.”
At first, Creed was struggling with the environment and the new training methods, but over time his body began to adapt and he became stronger. Fear cannot stop you from doing anything.
You’ll never know what you’re truly capable of until you step out of your comfort zone, and that is where true growth is. Take that step today!
4. Positive Affirmations
Throughout the film, positive affirmations are constantly being thrown. “I am a champion,” “I can’t lose” etc. These are important because they strengthen your mentality. I recently went out by myself and I met some amazing people. One of the girls I met (Ash) has her video for the day where she spreads positivity and ways to positively impact your mindset. Since I’ve been watching her videos, it’s made me more conscious of my thoughts and what I put out taking some of the things she’s said on board. It’s always important to tell yourself how great you are in many ways.
5. Work Hard
I don’t even need to explain this one. Work yourself to the max of your capabilities until you break through to your next max, and keep that cycle going.
6. NEVER GIVE UP
This pretty much speaks for itself. I know it’s a film and it’s not real, but no matter how hard Creed got hit, he always got back up, he always persevered, and he always fought with all he had. This takes me back to my first point which is, know what your why is. That fire in your belly, that reason is so important, and with that, everything will fall into place. For anybody to come back from depression and overcome their fear to defeat their demons is the stuff of magic.
You’re capable of achieving way more than you think you can. Hopefully, the lessons I got from this movie will help you attack what you want with full force.
Lets talk about it. Have you watched Creed II? Do you think it’s better than the first one? What lessons did you take from the movie? Or what movie has given you lessons other than this one?
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