Are you a movie lover? Well, if so, did you know that movies and Hollywood can teach us a lot about motivation? It’s true; in fact, some movies or actors stories are so motivating that they may just change your perspective on life. Don’t believe it? Keep reading to find out.
The Top Three Things That Hollywood Can Teach Us About Motivation
Hollywood can teach us so many things about our society. Not only can Hollywood actors and movies tell us what’s popular, but it also tells us a lot about motivation. Below you will find three of the top things that can you can learn from Hollywood.
The underdog is a classic theme in Hollywood for a reason. People are incredibly inspired by movies that feature an underdog going on to accomplish something great. It all harkens back to psychology and the idea of “maybe I am special.” At the end of the day, people want to know that even if they aren’t attractive, rich, athletic, smart, etc. they can still achieve their dreams.
Movies show us that even if we find ourselves lacking in some way that we can overcome it and sometimes achieve the impossible. Just take a look at this list of classic, much-loved, movies with an underdog theme:
- The Shawshank Redemption
- Remember the Titans
- The Fugitive
- The Karate Kid
Things Can Change
Another way that Hollywood teaches us about motivation is through the actors and actresses themselves. It goes without saying that you should never give up but wait until you read some of these stories. You’ll be surprised at how many renowned stars have motivational stories of all kinds.
Top celebrities don’t all come from famous, well-off, families and almost rarely have picture-perfect pasts. For example, Oprah Winfrey came from an abusive and severely poor household. Oprah finished high school, earned a full scholarship to college, and went on to become of the most wealthy women in the world…and that’s not even the half of it. If you’re interested in reading more inspiring stories from Hollywood celebrities, check out this article from the Free Press Journal on the Top 5 Hollywood actors that will inspire you to work hard in life: https://www.freepressjournal.in/entertainment/top-5-hollywood-actors-that-will-inspire-you-to-work-hard-in-life/1153912
Never Give Up
One of the hardest mentalities to get into when talking about motivation is to never give up. It may sound obvious but putting it into practice can be difficult especially when you’ve been beaten down over and over again. Hollywood movies are some of the best places to look for inspiration on never giving up.
You’ll find everything in Hollywood movies about motivation from the motivation to survive, the motivation to work up the courage to ask the girl out, and even the motivation to right some serious wrongs. Hollywood shows us you should never give up. Check out some of these classic Hollywood movies that focus on motivation and never giving up:
- 127 Hours
- Into The Wild
- Freedom Writers
- Forrest Gump
- The Green Mile
Ready to Get Motivated?
Now that you know just how Hollywood teaches us about motivation you can put together your own viewing party. There are thousands of movies out there to motivate you in a number of ways. Just remember to never give up, that things can change, and that even if you’re feeling like the underdog you may just come out the winner with enough effort.
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