Wednesday, January 16, 2013

"Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying..."

Movies can become an important piece of inspiration to us.
One of the movie which I've watched over the past weekend is "Shawshank Redemption", a great movie with lots of messages and inspirations. If you have not watched it previously, stop whatever you are doing right now, start downloading them, grab a popcorn and watch them. It simply is one of those movies which you don't want to miss.
It is a story about a man who is wrongly accused of murder and sent to prison. He tried repeatedly to outdo the people who tried to stop him but again and again he did not give up. In one part of the movie, he said: "Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying...".  To me, this story is like a metaphor in everybody's life situation, including myself. Just like how the main actor feels he is wrongly accused of murder and being sent to prison, we too feel like everyday we are being forced to go to work against our will. His prison is like the office we are in and the wardens are similar to our bosses.
When the main actor somehow manages to find someone to testify for his innocence, the wardens once again ask him to drop the silly idea. It sounds like hope and goal in your life which you have been dreaming to pursue but yet the people around you tells you to stop dreaming and face the reality. It is most times hurting and demoralizing.
The main actor tried repeatedly of ways to get out again and again and despite against all odds, he did not give up. It is important in your life to get started in whatever you are planning on doing. Set a goal and resolution in your life and follow it thoroughly. You don't get success by lying down on your couch doing nothing all day long. If you fell down because you had failed, stand up and try again.
He met with a few obstacles along the way to reach his dug out freedom. In life, the road to success is never a straight line. There will be noises and difficulties throughout the journey and it is important to contain them. Keep moving on and you will see light at the end of the tunnel.
At the end of the day, it is the basic rules that gets you success in life. Plan, determination, hard work and a little luck along your way is your formula to success. As the above quote says:
"Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying..." - Get busy living your life fruitfully or just simply wait to die. It's a choice you can make and you have the upperhand.

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