Monday Morning Wake-Up Call:
Your Motivation, Inspiration & Direction for the Week Ahead
Good morning! Tomorrow is Groundhog Day. I don’t celebrate all of the crazy holidays, but I like this one because it reminds me of the movie Groundhog Day. It’s one of those movies that I can watch over and over and still laugh at the silly, insane theme. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it for two reasons: First, laughter is good for the soul, and it’s guaranteed to make you laugh. Second, and more important, it has a very thought-provoking message. The movie depicts a man living one day over and over again until he “gets it right.”
Groundhog Day stars Bill Murray as a crabby weatherman who’s tired of his job, tired of his life and especially tired of covering the annual Groundhog Day celebration in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. That’s when fate intervenes.
The coolest thing about the movie is thinking about what you would do if you could live one day over and over. What great skills could you master? How could you improve? What life lessons would you learn? Definitely something to think about.
Have an amazing week!
Something to Think About
Lessons exist in everything we do and in everyone we meet. We just need to slow down long enough to notice. Think of your career or personal life. Have you learned something “the hard way”? Did you take that lesson and apply what you learned the next time that scenario appeared in your life? That’s the lesson in Groundhog Day. Pay attention, and you’ll find the clues to “getting it right” are right there in front of you every day!
Watch the movie Groundhog Day, and have a discussion afterward. Ask these questions: Why was Groundhog Day the day that Bill Murray had to keep repeating? How did his life improve through this experience? How were his communication skills different at the end of the movie compared to the beginning? If you could live one day over and over, what skill would you master? My favorite part is when his granddaughter kisses him. One of the things on his bucket list was accomplished in a way he never imagined. What was it?
Words of Wisdom
“Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.” – Napoleon Hill
“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” – Earl Nightingale
“I tell a student that the most important class you can take is technique. A great chef is first a great technician. If you are a jeweler, or a surgeon or a cook, you have to know the trade in your hand. You have to learn the process. You learn it through endless repetition until it belongs to you.” – Jacques Pepin
“Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.” – Norman Vincent Peale
“You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.” – Clement Stone