A while back I got asked whether or not I ever saw the movie Shawshank Redemption, for some reason I hadn’t… Over the years, I’ve heard about the movie, read one or two interesting reviews about it, but never actually put time aside to watch it. That was until now. I didn’t really know what to expect besides a decent quality movie as it’s rated 9.3/10 on IMDB. The movie turned out to be excellent with Tim Robbins portraying character traits that will lead you to success one day.
Just before the movie ended, I had a paragraph of thoughts running through my head. It was my take away from the movie and I decided that I wanted to share it with you guys. It applies to all of us in our day to day battles and encourages us to hold on to that which we believe in. That dream that we are working towards. That goal that just seems out of reach. It encourages you to have HOPE.
If hope is lost, life is lost. The purpose of where you are going in life deprives once you lose hope. Keep believing..keep pushing for that which you have on your heart to achieve. It doesn’t matter how long it takes. Being determined and persistent wins in the long run. If it takes you crawling through a 500 yard pipe filled with human waste to reach your goals and freedom it’s part of the process. It gets easier the harder you push. It gets easier when you focus on the end result. Nothing in life comes free. Often we have to dwell around in a place that is unforgiving, making the best of it is essential. Through that in which we believe and that which we stand for we slowly make our way to the top. Until one day the opportunity that we have been waiting for presents itself and our whole life changes..
I wrote this exactly the way I conjured it my mind. It isn’t about the grammar. It isn’t about the word selection. It’s about the tiny lesson of persistence and having hope for that which you believe in.
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