“Screw you, cancer. You’re not making the rules, I am.”
He then wrote, “Optimistic maybe, but I firmly believe that a good attitude is one of the keys to leading a healthy life even in the face of serious medical issues.”. Those statements inspired me because during his surgery and chemo treatments there was no clue of his condition in any of his newspaper reviews, TV appearances or even seeing him host press conferences in September at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Richard is a great example of personal resilience in life and at work.
Richard Crouse-Colon Cancer Awareness Month
Amazing Grace (2006)
The biographical drama film, Amazing Grace, is about the courageous mission of William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) to end the slave trade in the British Empire in the late 1700’s. His journey would include the support of his close friend, William Pitt (Benedict Cumberbatch), wife Barbara Spooner (Romola Garai) and former mentor and author of the Amazing Grace hymn lyrics, John Newton (Albert Finney). With powerful performances, beautiful scenery, lush period costumes and settings, this film is a powerful example of one man’s enduring passion, vision and resilience to help change the world. See: movie trailer
Inspirational Themes of this Movie:
• Supportive People
• Teamwork & Team Spirit
Be inspired by movie heroes and real-life heroes that demonstrate resilience in the face of adversities. Let them reflect your own hidden super power of the ability to bounce back from unexpected change and crisis. Resilience is that super power and you have it in you now!
Related Tips on Resilience:
Tip#47: Resilience Is Your Hidden Super Power, Part 1 - 18 Movie Tips
Tip#689: Resilience Is Your Hidden Super Power, Part 2 – Riddick
Tip#741: Resilience Is Your Hidden Super Power, Part 3 – Film Critic Richard Crouse - Amazing Grace
Tip#742: Resilience Is Your Hidden Super Power, Part 4 – The Pianist
Tip#801: Resilience Is Your Hidden Super Power, Part 5 - Whiplash
Tip#134: You Can Bounce Back - Resiliency - Pixar's Boundin'
Tip#260: Be Resilient & Absolutely Confident - You’ve Got Mail
Tip#725: Focus & Resilience – Hunger Games: Catching Fire - 42
Remember How Movies Can Help You:
A) Entertain & Escape
B) Re-energize & Release
C) Insights, Epiphanies & AHA moments
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