Last night, I watched Captain America: Winter Soldier again. It’s filled with one liners — and every single one can apply to you and me.
Watch this short clip…
“Was he wearing a parachute?” “No. No, he wasn’t.”Jumping into a dream, a goal, a decision takes all-out commitment. No parachutes. We wear confidence — confidence in who we are, where we’re going, and who we’re committed to be.
“To build a better world sometimes means turning the old one down.”
Moving forward, we can’t take the former with us. It takes throwing off old ways, embracing new ways. Again, commitment.
“This isn’t freedom. This is fear.”
Robert Redford’s character — Samuel Jackson’s character — the Cap — all follow their hearts. (Perspective is everything). What we believe drives what we do. So we’d better embrace what’s true and healthy. Because perspective gives us direction…and, again, commitment.
“Before we get started, does anyone want to get out?”
When we make a decision, then follow it, the no-going-back commitment is what gets us to where we need to be. Once started, we don’t turn back.
“Your work has been a gift to mankind.”
Each of us has a gift with which to grace mankind. When committed to do that work, we follow our passion, find satisfying purpose, and create a place where joy can thrive.
As with so much of life, the problem isn’t knowing what to do. It’s in doing it.