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You Make Your Own Luck
Forrest and Mama are talking as she lies on her deathbed. She tells Forrest that she believes you make your own luck.
**-- HERE IS THE VIDEO TRANSCRIPT --** You make your own destiny. You make your own luck. Hi, I'm Steve Weber and today we're down to scene #4 of the 94 best scenes and life lessons from the movie Forrest Gump. I close my keynote presentations talking about this scene. We make our own destiny and we make our own luck. I've been lucky to make my own destiny and to create this video series about the movie to celebrate it's 25th anniversary. This is one of the most important lines in the movie. Mama said, "I happen to believe you make your own destiny. You have to do the best with what God gave you." You make your own destiny. You need to do the best with what God has given you. Do you believe that? Do you believe you have the power to create your own destiny with your thoughts, words, and actions? I do. Are you doing the best with what God gave you? That's a daily challenge. That's what being human is all about. It takes gumption to make your own destiny. It takes Gumption to do the best with what God gave you. Do you want to be more gump-like? ... Do the best with what God gave you. Make your own destiny. Let's learn to live our lives with Gumption.