Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tip#1025: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 10 - Lion

Looking back, it has been seven years since my life and business came crashing down due to clinical depression (see tip#400). And it’s been over 25 years since I had been struggling with a mental illness I wasn’t even aware of until 2015. Today I am so grateful I’ve been receiving proper treatment and feeling like my old, joyful, productive self for several months now!

And yet when I discover stories through films of others that persevered through even more painful journeys I am moved to tears at their courage and inner strengths. I become even more inspired and energized to overcome other challenges that come into my life, career or relationships. These movie heroes become cinematic role models reminding me that the impossible can be possible!

Lion (2016)

The drama film, Lion, is based on the true story of Saroo getting lost at 5 years old in India, his journey to Australia and how he searches for his family 25 years later. This highly engaging and emotional story features extraordinary performances by Saroo a age 5 (Sunny Pawar), Saroo as adult (Dev Patel) and his adoptive mother Sue Brierley (Nicole Kidman) See: movie trailer

I was in absolute awe of the initial, harrowing journey of young Saroo and the immense courage he must have had to deal with the challenges you see him face. And then later, adult Saroo demonstrates amazing resilience with the depression, emotional and mental anguish worrying about his real mother and brother. I was deeply touched that this was actually a true story.

Another inspiring aspect of this film was showing the power of internet resources. Saroo is recommended by friends to use Google Earth to track down his hometown and it is breathtaking to witness. I have personally discovered the profound helpfulness of the internet during my years dealing with depression so I was thrilled to learn even more about Google Earth and how this film shows us how to utilize its vast potentials.

Inspiring Themes:
• Passion
• Perseverance
• Resilience
Indestructible Optimism 
• Courage
• Supportive Relationships
• Love & Family
• Power of Internet Resources

Our personal challenges in life can sometimes feel overwhelming or even impossible to solve. And yet if you can find inspiration to persevere than the impossible can become possible. Find amazing true stories or movies based on real-life heroes to ignite your inner strengths and indestructible optimism. You have the power and courage inside waiting to be released!

Related Tips:
Tip#671: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 1 - Stories We Tell
Tip#750: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 2 - Heaven is for Real
Tip#791: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 3 - Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Tip#815: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 4 – Star in the Night
Tip#816: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 5 – Unbroken
Tip#817: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 6 – The Imitation Game
Tip#818: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 7 – Big Eyes
Tip#1003: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 8 - Hacksaw Ridge
Tip#1022: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 9 – Hidden Figures 
Tip#1025: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 10 - Lion

Tip#690: Real-Life Heroes in Movies Inspire, Part 1 – Steve Jobs & Apple - Jobs 
Tip#897: Real-Life Heroes in Movies Inspire, Part 2 - Bridge of Spies 
Tip#921: Real-Life Heroes in Movies Inspire, Part 3 - The Revenant
Tip#922: Real-Life Heroes in Movies Inspire, Part 4 - Spotlight  

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Remember How Movies Can Help You: 
A) Entertain & Escape 
B) Re-energize & Release 
C) Inspiration & Motivation 

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The Movies-For-Motivation Speaker
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