Have you seen the movie "Wanted" with Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy yet? I admit I'm a fan of both of these two, so I ran out of a weekend to see it.
Our late Wesley Gibson (McAvoy) was depressed, wussy wimp stuck, stuck, killing, killing the world can not stand up with his friends, colleagues or boss suffering from anxiety attacks running out of money and generally thinking of negative thoughts about oneself. Not a happy event.
Under the leadership of Angelina Jolie's "Fox", he transforms himself into a talented, powerful, great go-getter. (Okay, murderer, but this was a comic book movie.) All right, he was born with superheroids that he just had to tap into … Oh, wait! So what! You also have special permission!
I love the movie's transformation message and it's so suitable for where I'm in my life and sometimes where you are with you too. Here I see where Wesley in the movie is as many of us who work for self-esteem and automation:
His "horrible" life is his own creation . He is not responsible. His attitude is to keep him where he does not want to be, and he can not see a way out. He is sentenced there if something does not change or does not change his mind.
Application Matters When you go to a program or new "system" if you want – in this case, rather force a "training" program – he is now playing new rules, new ways to behave, new methods and new religious systems. Everything is designed to challenge what he has done, thought and been in life so far. That is what a self-determination plan / system / structure is meant to do – encourage us to break what we think is true.
But still, the program can only do it a lot. The real transformation comes when …
Wesley charges . It is there where he chooses to use the program to get what he wants. He is no longer just for the trip. SPOILER ALERT. (Read at your own risk.) Wesley gets a point because he is no longer a student, but now he is the one who takes responsibility for his future.
People in self-reliance studies need to get to this point. You can not think the program is "doing it for you". You must make decisions and be committed to what you are learning.
Part of the Transition In the final section of the camera, Wesley asks what you have done [for yourself]? Those who have succeeded in self-improvement can no longer focus on course but they need to turn to challenge others. Do you do what you need to do to make the difference for yourself? Or are you waiting? Waiting for circumstances? For anyone to do it for you? For God to talk to you? It's time to take responsibility.