Figured this would be appropriate since I’ve just seen a few good movies.
Hey Yetti! I really enjoyed your “Lessons Learned” posts? Will you be bringing those back?
Hey, I really liked them too, they forced me to reflect on past events and experiences! I am definitely trying to bring them back, so look out for them, I actually posted one last week! This week, I think I’ll do something a little different and share my lessons learned from some movies I have recently washed (oldies and newbies).
—-> Silver Linings Playbook
God, I loved this movie… and this is coming from a negative nancy. It’s a movie I will be buying… and watching over and over again. Seeing that this is such a new movie I will not ruin the plot for anyone, but this comedy shared that it’s okay if some things do not go according to plan, because as hectic as life and love may be… there’s always some sort of “silver lining”. I guess it hit home because being the planner that I am, I always expect and try to force things to go according to the blueprint I have set out for myself… and it never… ever goes the way I want it to… but it kind of sort of works out in the end. Even with the emotional bruises that may be obtained. “Excelsior”
If you are looking for some leadership tips, presented in a thought-provoking movie, THIS my friend is your movie. I can name maybe 6 or 7 examples to zoom into, but for the sake of your sanity and attention span, I’ll only dive into what I felt was the most important one. Perseverance and a WHOLE lot of patience is needed to be a one of a kind leader and to be an advocate of change. I feel like we are often tempted to just get shit done… for the sake of doing so, which often leads to us to sacrificing a better approach. Sometimes we need to stand our ground, thoughtfully plan (not forcefully 😉 ), execute to the best of our ability and have a bit of patience for the plans outcome…
—-> The Perks of Being a Wallflower
“We accept the love we think we deserve” … I know, I know, I’ve highlighted this movie already… but I watched it again this weekend, and it was everything I needed to hear after this past week. This quote, this simple, beautiful, hurtful little quote is etched into my mind. I keep myself in such sucky situations… because sometimes, just sometimes, I feel as though it’s all I think can achieve, it’s all I deserve. Self defeating behavior at it’s finest. But it’s hard to separate yourself from such poisonous cycles, people, and environments when these said things were all once a part of your happy list.
—-> Sex and The City 2
… Wouldn’t you want to live the life of Carrie Bradshaw? Besides the incredible fashion and SHOES… Carrie and the girls shared with me the art of “Making My Own Rules”. We shouldn’t have to live by societies standards, families standards, friends standards, etc. We should be living according to us, our own standards, our own (healthy and sane) feel goods. I have a friend that just can not be wrong… and often can’t see things from another point of view. Actually, I have two, both male… go figure. But in discussions where a lot of the answers given are based on what one may feel at the time… they constantly tell me I am wrong. Making me feel as though, the way my mind works is incorrect. It wasn’t till I shared certain discussions with another friend… male too, older and clearly more wise and respectful of another opinion, did I realize… my mind and thought process were not broken after all! It shouldn’t have had to go that far for me to know that it doesn’t matter what the hell anyone else has to say about how I live my life, and how I view certain situations.