Karate Kid

The Karate Kid is asked to repeatedly place his jacket on the hook and then remove it. He tires of this routine and thinks it is pointless. What he doesn’t realize though, is that this simple task gave him the perfect form for karate. Like the Karate Kid, sometimes we don’t see the significance in keeping a routine when there isn’t a direct result. Even though we don’t see the significance, both ourselves and others may be impacted. For example, when you consistently smile at someone in the hallway, their entire day may brighten up. The effect of smiling at someone every day for a whole year is much greater than the effect of just smiling at someone every once in awhile, which shows just how important keeping a routine is.

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Don't Tell Me What I Can't Do

In this scene from Lost, John is told that he cannot go on the African safari trip that he’s been planning to go on because he is in a wheelchair. John insists that he is still capable of going on the trip, but is rejected. It’s common for people to feel held back from their dreams due to physical or mental barriers. Sometimes people simply just don’t feel “good enough”. Other times they are told that they’ll never be able to accomplish their goal and discouraged by others around them. Unfortunately this often causes people to give up early on their dreams or not even try at all. This clip aims to help people to realize that they are always capable of doing much more than they initially think.

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