I saw the Hunger Games recently and to my surprise it was great! I was struck by the themes and how many of them really applied to everyday life. No, I don’t plan on ruining the movie for you, so if you haven’t seen it your still safe.
1. Be courageous – In life, you have to have some courage. It is a great trait, and it’s a trait that it is never to late to develop. The characters in the story had to have courage, they knew what was in front of them, and they had to fight. Waking up everyday and doing something different takes courage, it also enables us to have live full of fun, and adventure.
2. Work with what you have – In life and business, all of us have something. You may not have what I have, and I may not have what you have, but everyone has something. If you concentrate on what you have, you can sharpen your skills and get better. In the movie, each competitor was good at something. Where they were from and what they learned helped them play the game. You can do the same thing in life or in business.
3. How you treat people matters – No matter who you are, where you are, or what you have, how you treat people matters. Do you say hello We don’t have the privilege of knowing everyone’s individual story, but we are all human beings. Your status doesn’t mean anything, but how you treat people does. In the movie, it was amazing to see how the characters treated each other (sorry no spoilers here). Everyone you meet is someone’s child, that is someone’s baby even if they don’t act like it or look like it. Look at a funeral program, each one tells a story, so does their life. Treat everyone you meet the way you want them to treat you, it matters.
4. Strategy and planning matters - In the movie, it was very interesting to see how people strategized and planned. These two things are part of life every day. You should have an idea about what you would like to accomplish in life and how you plan on getting where you want to go. Your goal in life should be clear, and you should do something every day to get you one step closer to that end.
5. Play your own game - The movie, pointed me back to a key point in life and business, playing your own game. We have to live life by our own rules, and those should match your own values and should represent who we are. It is easy to follow the crowd, but if you do that are you really honoring yourself? Playing your own game is important because when you look back on your life you want to be happy with what you see. Ultimately, what you do and what you have will be based on your decisions, and your actions. Don’t disappoint yourself, play your own game!
This was a great movie, and I encourage you to see it. Most of all, I hope you look at some of these points and think about what they say to you, and how you can use them in your life.
Aida Ingram, is the CEO of An Inspired You, an author, marketing strategist, and Business and Life Coach. She believes people should LIVE their legacy. She teaches people how to create lives, which honor their values,gifts and abilities, while creating wealth. She specializes in business development, marketing, and bringing creative ideas to market. Visit her website: http://www.aninspiredyou.com/home.html and look on Facebook at An Inspired You. Join her mailing list http://eepurl.com/h8Q0g for valuable tips.
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