Movies that Inspire You to Not Fall into the Economic Abyys
Here's five movies that you can use when times are tough and you want to get to the next level of lifestyle and not fall into the abyss.
"When a man stares into the abyss and sees nothing but darkness, this is the time that he finds his character. And it is his character, that keeps him from falling into the abyss."
These movies have helped to keep me out of the abyss.
The "Eye of the Tiger" song and opening montage, will get you into the success mood. Rocky has to overcome his personal fear to get back into the ring.
In the '75 version, James Cann is the champion rollerballer of the future. This is the ultimate lone man against the establishment. The final game will have you up on your feet and ready for action.
John Travolta trys for success on Broadway. He makes the rounds of casting agents, works odd jobs, gets a break, and then risks asking the director of the show for a chance at the lead. The director's speech when Travolta wants to quit is right on.
Over the hill baseball player Robert Redford trys for a comeback. If you ever feel down and out, this will get you swinging at the ball again.
You might see parts of yourself in each character, like I did and still do. There's lots of first class living and big business in this film. A lot about being a professional and winning. The current champion says:
"When I was young and saw an accident I would want to pull off the track and walk away from the car. But I'm older now. When I see a very terrible accident, I put my foot down hard, because I know that everyone else is lifting his."
At the end of the movie, you'll feel like you're the one walking triumphantly on the empty race track, knowing that you will persevere alone, and win alone, like the champion did.
The Cincinnati Kid
"He's been "the man" (best poker player) for a long time and he's got a lot to protect," Shooter tells the Kid (Steve McQueen).
This is a story of image, competition, skill, financial survival, and life. Edward G. Robinson is the old champ that everyone thinks will be defeated. At times he seems tired and ready to crumble under the gambling pressure. But he is not the long reigning champ for nothing.
"He'll use every trick in the book and some he's just made up, to beat you."
Notice Robinson's style and manners. He's the James Bond of this group. When the champ wins an important hand by betting big on "a lousy 3 card flush", he says, "Gets down to what it's all about, doesn't it? Making the wrong move at the right time. Like life, I quess."
There's a lot more life lessons in this movie, so keep your ears open.
Any Given Sunday
This is a more recent movie, so I didn't need it like the other ones, but it really motivates me to increase my productivity. There's lots of energetic camera work, sound and music in this football oddesy to give you a natural shot of energy.
There are many scenes of big money deals to program your mind for prosperity. More importantly, it's loaded with success philosophy. Al Pacino's four minute "life is a game of inches" talk to his team is the best motivational speech you'll ever hear. Guaranteed to get anyone out of their slump.
I'm very serious about the power of these movies. Check them out and find others that will help you persevere and give you The Eye of the Tiger.