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Personal Development & Zombies

Personal development and zombies don’t usually get brought up in the same sentence. But in my crazy mixed up world somehow they’ve gotten smooshed together.

Me and my wife watched Zombieland last night and we loved it! It stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin. There’s even a cameo by Bill Murray with a huge Ghost Busters reference.

Now I wasn’t watching the movie with the eye to discover real-world life lessons. But as it went on there were a couple of them snuck in there to really take this movie to the next level for me.

If you’re open to it, all things, people, and situations can teach you something and help you with your personal development.

Personal Development Lessons Learned From Zombies

Nut Up or Shut Up
One of my favorite sayings that I heard years ago is, “You can’t complain about what you permit.”

Complaining: We get sucked into it at work, we sit around the table and whine about it when we’re out with our friends, and we grumble about it under our breath when we’re alone. Sometimes secretly resenting a person or situation, pointing fingers and blaming external forces for our crappy life.

Well like Woody says in the movie, “Nut up or shut up.”

We have more power then we give ourselves credit for.

Is there something that’s bothering you about your life?

Why is it bothering you?

What have you done to help create it?

What’s the lesson hidden within it?

And remember the Serenity Prayer, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.” Continue Reading…