The movie Forrest Gump touched, moved, and inspired people 20+ years ago. The life lessons from the movie are just as relevant today as they were back in 1994. They give the movie it’s timeless nature.
This series is dedicated to listing the many life lessons from the movie that we can incorporate into our daily lives to feel more peace and love … and to live our lives with Gumption.
Life (and It) Happens
When Forrest was in the midst of his run across America, life – and shit – happened.
One fellow approached Forrest seeking council for a business idea. At that very moment, Forrest unintentionally stepped into a pile of dog crap.
The hippie man shouted, “Whoa! Man, you just ran through a big pile of dogshit!”
- Forrest: “It Happens!”
- Hippie man: “What, shit?”
- Forrest: “Sometimes”
Life happens. Sometimes we step in it. We can only step in it when we’re out there making things happen.
Forrest embraced life. He was out on the street living. Running. Making things happen.
When life – and it – happened, Forrest just kept moving.
- He didn’t complain.
- He didn’t let himself get upset.
- He didn’t blame.
If you’re playing it safe and not putting yourself at risk, you may be able to avoid stepping in a pile of crap.
But when you’re actively living life, making things happen – stuff is going to happen. You will step in it sooner or later.
Accept setbacks. Move on. Take responsibility for your mindset. Just as Forrest did.
Are you willing to get your shoes dirty to make things happen?