In the movies, the life chapters of the lead character tend to have definitive start and stop points. In real life, our own chapter transitions tend to be a bit more blurry.
In the movie Forrest Gump, it’s crystal clear when Forrest completes one life chapter and starts a new life chapter.
- Forrest runs past the high school football team practice field, and Bear Bryant recruits him to play football at the University of Alabama.
- Forrest graduates from college, an Army recruiter walks up to Forrest, and he joins the army.
- Forrest gets hit in the head with a ping-pong ball, and his career as a ping-pong player begins.
- Forrest gets his discharge papers from the army, and he runs out the door and begins his life as a shrimp boat captain.
- The hurricane hits, and shrimpin’ failure turns into shrimpin’ success.
- Forrest gets up off the porch to go for a little run and ends up running across America – four times!
- Forrest gets a letter from Jenny and goes to visit her, only to discover he’s a father … and he marries her, too.
In the movies, single events change the course of a character’s life. Single events complete one life chapter. Single events start new life chapters.
In real life, our life chapter transitions are a bit more blurry.
Does it have to be that way?
What’s stopping you from starting in a new life chapter right now?
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