The 5 lessons I learned from the movie “The World’s Fastest Indian”

That movie was so beautiful. Not because of the landscape, or some new computer tricks. It was beautiful because of the story and life changing wisdom shown in it.

The movie is based on facts about setting up the world’s fastest record on the motorcycle. More information about that you can find here: http://www.scta-bni.org/.

Just to give you a little background, though, it is a story about the lovely character from New Zealand, Burt Munro. He dreams for 25 years to travel to Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week event to set up the fastest land speed record on his 47-year old motorcycle. He builds every piece of his bike by himself and is so proud of it. He takes his treasure and travels across the globe to fulfill his dreams. And the rest you just need to watch 😊

This blog is not about the facts or info about the movie itself, or whatsoever. It is about how it made me feel and what beautiful lessons it delivered to my life.

 

Lesson #1

Be optimistic

The main character, Burt (played by Anthony Hopkins), exhibit an innate positive attitude towards anything it shows up in his life. Every single obstacle is a challenge to solve the problem. Every event is an opportunity to create new experience.

** Attitude is everything, Choose wisely.

 

Lesson #2

Be kind

Burt is meeting many people during his dream journey and travels. He greets everyone and he introduces himself to everybody in a kind way. He always has a great, humor-filled, attitude towards every person he meets. He sees everyone as a friend. He helps around and he gets helped. It is amazing to see how he, by being polite, attracts kindness around him.

** Kindness is our natural ability to interact with others.

 

Lesson #3

Dream big

His life’s dream came true. It did because he dreamt big, despite others making fun of him. He dreamt big despite obstacles he was facing, and failures he experienced. His dream was big, and for many in his little town not achievable. His dream was about to come true despite medical conditions he had to face. How rewarding it can be when your dream comes true.

** Dream big even if it makes you afraid or scared.

 

Lesson #4

Be patient

It took Burt 25 years to build up and master his motorcycle, save enough money and eventually book the dream trip to Utah.  When you dream big, give yourself the space to do so. When you are working on accomplishing your goals, give it the time needed. When you want something, put some effort, focus and see it coming to you.

** Nothing that is worth achieving happens overnight.

 

Lesson #5

Never give up

Burt failed many times. Either his bike didn’t work the way it should, or parts were not made the way he needed them to be, or simply there wasn’t enough money saved yet to book the trip. He not only took months to travel on the ship across the globe, but faced many obstacles on the way to Utah. And not even registered for the event?? Never give up, because at this moment it may feel like there is no way out, and the next moment there will be a solution waiting out there just for you.

** You never know how close you are, never give up!

 

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