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  • Writer's pictureMajid Alhusseini

5 Things Every Visionary Can Learn From Forrest Gump

"Forrest Gump"is a movie that revolves around the life of Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks). He is

| slow-witted but kind-hearted. He witnesses and unintentionally influenced major historical events in the 20th century in the United States. He achieved greatness and made history being the "dumb" guy. This movie bears many lessons for those who are on there path to success. Here are 5 things you can learn from Forrest Gump.

1- Try Your Hand At Many Things:

Forrest tried his hands at many professions, weather he failed or succeeded, each of them was a stepping stone in his journey towards wealth and success. He played table tennis, was a solider, he practiced fishing, owned a restaurant and invested in Apple.

2-Do Not Pay Attention To Negativity:

The unhappiest people in the world are those who care about what others think of them and, try to live their life based on how others think they should live it. Forrest has been called every name in the book, however he has not cared and made sure to keep his focus on himself and living out his life

3-Let The Winds Of Fate Carry You, Do Not Fight It:

Life is unpredictable and works in mysterious and funny ways. Sometimes certain things are just meant to happen to us and we must embrace and adapt to them instead of resisting them .Forest's destiny placed him in many situations he did not expect, such as being in the army. He did not resist and embraced it instead, which was a crucial milestone in his journey.

4-Have A Motto That You Live By:

Having a brief statement to express a principle, goal or idea will help you guide you and remind you of what you stand for. It is easy for us to get lost in space with complicated ideas and destructive thinking. Having a simple motto to live by will help you redirect your focus on your end goal and give a bracing shot of inspiration. Forrest's motto "Run Forrest Run" helped him reach success, landed him in fortunate stations and even saved his life.

5-Keep On Running.

When he was being chased by bullies he ran to safety, in the process he broke the metal braces on his feet and ran far. When he was on his collage football team, he did not know a thing about the game, so he did what he know, he ran and scored the touchdown. During the Vietnam war, he ran to help his comrades when they couldn't get to safety, which made him a war hero. When he felt lost and confused, he went for a very long run. Moral of the story, whatever it is you are gifted at, make sure you practice it,incorporate it in different aspects of your life and turn to it for therapy.

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