Three Lessons to Take from Minions

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We might not be able to understand much about what Minions are saying, but what they show us speaks louder than words. I recently went to see Minions in the cinema, and I picked out three lessons we can learn from them:

  1. Always look out for each other – Whether we’re just offering a bit of comfort, courage or company, or whether we’re valiantly saving someone from getting blown to pieces, we should always take care of each other. It could make all the difference to that person, whether we realise or not.
  2. Be brave – It’s easy to get comfortable where we are because that’s what we know and that’s where we know we’ll be safe. But that doesn’t mean we’ll always be fulfilled and happy in that safe place. Don’t be afraid of stepping into the unknown and taking opportunities to experience more of life.
  3. Never give up – Life won’t hand us everything we want. But that doesn’t mean we can’t ever have it. Even if things feel like they’re not working out, sometimes we just need to take our time. We’ll get there in the end if we stay persistent. And it will be worth it.

Have you seen Minions? What would you add to the list?

Thought of the Day: Look After Yourself

Yes No Paul Coelho

(Paul Coelho)

Many of us try to be superheroes, for others and for ourselves. We are ambitious and determined, motivated and driven. But we have to make sure that our actions do not come at the cost of our own health, physically and mentally. It is easy to become overwhelmed, stressed and run-down, and, as a result, agitated, helpless and weakened. We’ve got to remember to pay attention to ourselves. We cannot always be perfect, nor should we have to be. Sometimes giving our best doesn’t mean we have to give everything. Sometimes taking the race more steadily at the beginning will reward us with a stronger finish. Sometimes we have to say no, so that we can say yes to something even bigger and better in the future. Take care of your body and take care of your mind. They make our most valuable asset: ourselves.