Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Tip#193: What Are You Made Of? – Night At The Museum
The economic turmoil in the US has being shaking up the news lately and it could easily lead you to worry, panic or focus on the negatives. But this is the best time for you to see this as an opportunity to see what you are made of.
The big news on Monday, Sept. 29th was that the status of the stock market continues to shake things up. There was also growing comparisons to The Great Depression of the late 20's. It made me realize that 2 movies I had synchronistically been led to the day before were preparing me to have an optimistic mindset for what's to come. These movies helped me see the silver lining in our current economic climate.
Night At The Museum
The movie, Night At The Museum stars Ben Stiller as Larry who takes a job as a night security guard in New York City's Museum of Natural History. He discovers that all the animals, statues and exhibits all come to life at night.
He is really tested having to deal with this fantastic situation and is pushed to his limits in trying to manage everything running amuck. Feeling desperate, Larry finally says to one of the historical figures come to life that he can't do it anymore. The figure then says to him...
"I'm made of wax, Larry. What are you made of?"
With that powerful question Larry digs deep and finds his inner strength. He chooses to unleash his hidden confidence, leadership abilities and his resourcefulness.
It was also timely that I caught the movie, Wall Street on TV starring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen. It was like getting a quick overview of how the stock market works and how quickly it can rise and fall.
But the strong message I received from this movie came at the end when Sheen's character is about to be arrested at his stockbroker firm. His boss, played by Hal Holbrook, gives Sheen some last words of wisdom...
"Man looks in the abyss, there is nothing staring back at him. At that moment man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss."
So remember these movie messages when you feel stressed or worried about unexpected changes in your life and the world around you. See it as an opportunity to find your hidden courage when faced with an abyss.
See your obstacles as an opportunity to see what you are made of. Dig deep to find your inner power. Believe that the silver lining in the cloud you are under is a way for you to become the person you dream of being. That resilient, confident hero is already inside you.
© Emmanuel Lopez 2008