I love movies that show people displaying irrational courage – like Apollo 13, which I am watching now on my new XBOX HD-DVD player (the movie is even more awesome in HD, BTW!).
The thing these movies have in common, besides the
uncommon irrational courage displayed, is they are all based on real events. Real people in unreal circumstance who not only deal with their situations – they defeat them. They manage their own destinies through preparation, intellect, desire, etc. They prevail against seemingly insurmountable odds.
To some extent these movies remind me of people I’ve known in my life – some of them Military figures, some people involved in charitable causes. Others are entrepreneurs. They all are risking something for something bigger than them as an individual. They are all facing adversary and they just don’t seem to let it phase them. It’s almost as if they just expect to succeed, to be “O.K.”
My only New Year’s resolution for 2007 is to be irrationally courageous when it comes to things I believe in – things I just think need doing. Things I want to do, but may have been afraid to do/try before.
How about you – skipping the usual “go on a diet” and “quit smoking” resolutions – what truly deep an meaningful resolutions are you making (or considering) for 2007?