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.
To persevere is to persist in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
Forrest had more than his fair share of difficulties, obstacles, and discouragement.
- He had to wear braces on his legs as a boy
- People called him stupid and ridiculed him
- He was physically wounded in the Vietnam war
- He failed miserably at shrimpin’ when he first bought his boat
- His girl ran away time and time again
Yet despite the difficulties, obstacles, and discouragement, Forrest Gump was a happy person. He kept trying. He didn’t give up.
He didn’t loose faith. He never lost his belief in himself.
Forrest didn’t complain.
He simply persevered.
Life isn’t easy. But it can be enjoyed. No matter the difficulties, obstacles, and discouragements.
It’s a choice.
Choosing not to complain.
Choosing to be happy.
Choosing to persevere.