It has become something like a habit. To watch the movie "Groundhog Day" every now and then and remind myself of its life-changing message. Besides having a blast just by watching it. Today I will share what I learned from this magnificent movie, and I hope it inspires you too.
Groundhog Day's Valuable Lesson
For those who haven't seen it, Phil (Bill Murray) is the weatherman in a local channel and he is assigned to travel to a small town and broadcast the "Groundhog Day", a day when a groundhog "predicts" the weather for the next six weeks, tradition says. Boring, right?
However, things don't go as boring as Phil had expected. Instead of getting done with this chore within the day, he is finding himself re-living the same boring day again and again and again and again and again...
He is trying to get away from it with hundreds of different ways: making fun of it, mocking people, mocking himself, becoming depressed, becoming an outlaw, doing dangerous things, giving up, even committing suicide. However, all these ways are the same old, same old Phil: grumpy, negative, disconnected, predictable. And in the meantime, nothing stops this eternal -as it seems- repetition of the same boring day. Until...
Phil decides to make the most out of this day. If he is to live in this place, in this day, in this body, forever, then it'd better worth it. So he is changing. Himself, his attitude, his behavior, his relationships. His one-day life. And then magic happens.
The rest you have to watch it yourselves. ;-)
If we were to wish something for our lives, for ourselves, for our friends and family who we love and with whom we share our lives, that would be it:
Find your Groundhog Day. Change it.
You don't have to re-live a day-a thing-a life you don't like. What if there's no tomorrow?...
You are not alone.
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