Disney movies are always packed with valuable lessons for every age. However, as I watched Moana with my son I found it to posess many lessons that serve those of us on an entrepreneurial journey. Being an entrepreneur, especially a purpose-driven one, is the most intense journey of self-development that a person can ever embark upon. It is not for the faint-hearted. If it was easy, then there would be many more entrepreneurs in the world. Here are 5 lessons that you won't learn in your average B-school:
The people you love the most may not understand or support your purpose
As much as you want and crave the support of your loved ones and friends, they may not be able to give it to you. It doesn't mean that they don't love. It just means that they are in a different realm of consciousness and that's okay. They may project their own limited beliefs and conditioning onto you. You must stand your ground and go forth anyway.
Some of your journey will be traveled alone
You must become your greatest ally because there will be times when you will be the only person that you can turn to. This doesn't mean that you'll necessarily be alone, however the fire that burns within you is unique to you. It's important to surround yourself with like-hearted individuals and celebrate yourself.
The skills and resources that you need will show up when you need them
Rarely will you feel 100% ready to step out from the shadows to lead boldly. The nerves and anxiety are not hindrances. Take the step anyway! You'll be shocked and amazed by the talents that reveal themselves at exactly the right moment. You have everything within you to fulfill your purpose. People and training will show up to help you along the way - receive the help graciously.
You will want to quit...Don't!
Things will not go as you plan and there will come a time (or several) when you want to quit. This is totally normal as you move outside of your comfort zone. Scream, cry, punch a pillow - do whatever you need to do to express your feelings. Then, get up and keep going. Each step you take will bring you closer to your desires. This is simply a part of the process.
Only you can fulfill your purpose
Your calling will not go away no matter how hard you try to ignore to. Life will conspire for your highest good and relentlessly tug at your heart. Your heart knows the way - listen to it! There may be others that appear to be more qualified, well-known or skilled, but you were chosen for a reason. It's not for you to question or doubt the reason. Accept your mission, embrace it, and trust in your dreams and visions.
I purposely did not put in any spoilers lol. Comment below and tell me which part of Moana you think I'm referring to. Feel free to add your own take-aways from the movie. I'll come back and join in the conversation :)
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