GOOD WILL HUNTING – A LESSON IN POTENTIAL
March is a month of many things….some of which include basket ball, mother/infant health, St Patrick’s Day, and Spring Break. Much of America takes a Spring Break somewhere, but for me it’s a break to some place; a place of renewal, refreshment and re-energizing. A place where I step back from the hustle and step into “chill.”
One way that I chill is I watch movies. I just don’t seem to have time to sit and watch a movie in my every day routine, so on break, I love to catch up on really good ones that I missed along the way and they can be historical, fiction and or a documentary. There are many health documentaries which I plan to watch this time around, but last night my daughter Patricia found a 1998 Oscar worthy and Oscar winning flick, GOOD WILL HUNTING, which was on free TV and we decided to give this selection a try. To say that that GWH resonated with me so deeply is an understatement. There was so much depth and life to this two hour and six minute movie that I will most likely have to watch it again for further analysis before heading home.
GOOD WILL HUNTING, starring Matt Damon❤️, Ben and Casey Affleck⭐, Robin Williams💯, Minnie Driver💃🏻 and Stan Skargard 👌🏻was perfectly cast and beautifully written. The story revolves around a “working class genius who is failing the lessons of life,” and all the people in his life that in some way are trying to find their way along the way. Check it out the movie on big screen for more story, but in the meantime…..
WHAT I LEARNED
Good Will Hunting had several messages, but my favorite was that defined in WILL, the main character; talent is GOD given, and it’s never to late to harness and develop it no matter what the circumstance or background.
THE TALENT SECRET is to get under the shell, dig deep and find a way to polish the pearl- and it is never too late to start because talent is for a lifetime.
“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” Michelangelo
THE SECOND TALENT SECRET is to NOT abandon talent, find the courage to use all of it for the best of self and others.
FURTHERMORE, remember that each and every single one of us has a unique and special talent/gift which is given to us to share with the world.
Click HERE for some of the most telling scenes in GWH
A favorite GWH message, which comes in the form of a question: WHAT ARE YOU SO SCARED OF?
REAL LIFE: WE TOO HAVE TO FACE OUR FEARS AND BREAK THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE
I’m still working on the breakout even as a seasoned and mature (but ever young at heart) person of KEFI!
As my mom always reminds me….
“Life is not over.”
The message always has to be:
IT’S NOT WHERE YOU START, IT’S WHERE YOU FINISH
LEARN FROM LOSS
FIND A WAY
SHARPEN YOUR TOOLS
YOU ARE YOUR GREATEST COMPETITION
EMBRACE THE PROCESS
FOLLOW YOUR HEART
FIGHT TO THE END….I AM!!!!
Loving this Spring Break…a time to renew, refresh and re-energize with a great movie.