It is funny how often you can watch a film a number of times and each time you get something different out of it. Last night watching Austin Powers 2 – The Spy who Shagged Me, it occurred to me how true it is of so many of us in real life and what we can do to put it right.
For those who don’t know what I am talking about; the premise of the film is that Dr Evil steals Austin Powers ‘mojo’ which causes Austin to be unable to perform as necessary with the lovely Felicity Shagwell. The film ends with Dr Evil throwing the jar that contains Austin’s ‘mojo’ and it smashing on the floor and evaporating. Austin is now on his hands and knees, devastated, trying to rescue his ‘mojo’ when Ms Shagwell comes over and reminds Austin that he foiled the evil plot, saved the earth and was obviously going to get the girl and had never lost his ‘mojo’.
The lesson and reminder I picked up from the film is that NO-ONE CAN TAKE YOUR ‘MOJO’ you can only give it away by not believing in yourself. What is really interesting is that so many of us need a number of rules or things to happen before we can believe in ourselves and yet we have the ability to achieve anything we choose. Yet when the chips are down or our backs against the wall we draw upon a huge strength and ‘get the job done’.
How much more could we all achieve if we had this belief up front and we just did what we have to do?
Children, on the other hand, have this innate ability to do things and achieve amazing results. That is until they are continuously told that they cannot and so the process of crushing confidence and belief systems begins.
It is within our own choice that we are able to do or not do anything, as Henry Ford once said “Whether you believe you can or you can’t, you are right”, and we owe it to ourselves to be the person we deserve to be. Please do not let other people or circumstances to control your life and always remember “If it is to be, it is up to ME”