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.
The ability to adjust to different conditions.
Forrest was a master. He was a chameleon. He knew how to blend in and get along with others.
When the schoolyard bullies taunted him, he disappeared.
When he went to college to play football, he did exactly what they told him to do.
When he joined the army, he made his bed real neatly and answered every question, “Yes, Drill Sergeant!”
When Lt Dan showed up on the fishing boat dock, he made him his partner.
Life has a way of throwing us curve-balls.
Life has a way of challenging us in ways we’d rather not be challenged.
Life has a way of presenting new opportunities at unexpected times.
If we adapt, we can get out of the harm’s way.
If we adapt, we get chances previously unimagined.
If we adapt, we tend to get along more easily with others.
If we adapt, we give others permission to help.
When Lt. Dan showed up on the fishing dock, Forrest adapted and found a new business partner.
Being adaptable makes life easier. And a lot more fun.
What other options do you have?
Those options sound more difficult.
Those options don’t look like much fun.
Adaptability – being able to adjust to different conditions.
Gumption is taking responsibility for your thoughts, actions, and interactions with others.
Adaptability is a choice.