Lessons from the Silver Linings Playbook Movie

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If you just lean in a bit, lemme put these headphones on you. Comfy?

I can watch the Silver Linings Playbook a hundred times. I have already watched a couple hundred already. That’s what playing in the background as I type this.

What is the movie about?

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It’s about loyalty. Figuring out that your best people are not of your own choosing — you will be surprised at who shows up when it matters. Surprised and grateful. Don’t forget to show up for them, too.

It’s about accepting yourself as you are. With the internal crazies and the obsessions. With the impractical dreams and the practical rituals.

It’s about focusing on the interior life. Taking those same internal crazies and obsessions, being unafraid to change if it means stability. Being open-minded to alternative views about the world and how to deal.

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It’s about accomplishment. Keeping your head above water and reaching the shore of your own picking. Never giving up half-way. No excuses. Especially not to yourself.

It’s about keeping promises and delivering. Even over-delivering. The reason being that your word matters. As Tiffany screams to Pat to be a ‘Stand-Up Guy’, think if you are being ‘stand-up’ to the commitments you’ve made.

It’s about living your life with a sense of Love and Gratitude. silverNot like you are gonna get out it alive, anyway.

Go on, go find your Silver Lining. I’ll be right here if you need me.