I find it pretty cool how Kevin James and other writers and actors in Hollywood can offer a movie that provides humor, insight, fart-type jokes, and inspiration.
Yes, I said inspiration.
In the movie Kevin James plays a teacher who decides to fight in the world of MMA to raise money to save the school’s music department. Sounds good, right?
But it is more – the teacher inspires others around him. Others inspire him. He raises the bar for himself. Others see it and they follow. They raise the bar and try to do better. Sure he gets some push back and there are naysayers and doubters. But the teacher, Kevin James, keeps moving ahead with the goal in mind.
He pushes himself beyond his comfort zone. He grew, became more confident, had focus, had clarity, gained more confidence, built momentum, built better habits.
He combined a good strategy with good emotions. He had friends that supported him, he had a coach to keep him focused and to help him stay focused.
He changes his own beliefs about him. He sees the world around him differently. His identity changes for the better.
The movie may not be the deepest movie but it was a good message to my kids, and yes, even me.
Forget the movie for a moment.
Ask yourself this, what do you that inspires others?
What can you do to inspire others?
Movies are able to offer dramatic examples of inspiration. We all would like to be able to be the hero, to go fight in the MMA, for instance, save the music program and be an inspiration to a whole school.
But it is just as or more important to inspire each other each day.
People are watching you each day – co-workers, kids, neighbors, friends, and strangers. People watch you and observe what you do and what you don’t do. You’re setting an example whether you know it or not.
Maybe you’re not fighting the guy in the MMA ring but you’re able to do something else to inspire others.
Maybe caring for others, teaching, giving, contributing, writing, taking a change, taking a class, following the dream.
Get up and take action.
Get up and inspire someone by doing, saying, or being something you want to be.
Inspire others because of all those people in your life, alive and dead, that have given to you, supported you, and inspired you. Inspire others so that you can look back on your life when you’re on your deathbed and know that you did all that you could.
Here’s to inspiration.