Offiicer Judy's Guide to Self-motivation
If I’m a Disney freak, then so what? There’s a lot we can learn from these 3D cartoons than we can even learn from self-help books. Today our star icon of this blog post will be Officer Judy Hopps from the 2016 movie, Zootopia. I’m guessing you’ve heard of it too; have you? Well, if not, click the link to check it out.
For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, here is a quick synopsis. Officer Judy Hopps is a bunny; yes a cute little bunny who wants to become a police officer. Well, in Zootopia, bunnies are mostly carrot farmers. The big animals such as lions, tigers, and elephants are usually the ones becoming cops but this doesn’t stop Judy.
Now here are the 5 lessons I have learned from officer Judy Hopps:
1. Create that enthusiasm: You need to constantly ask yourself why you want something and what happens when you get it. This is the first step in building enthusiasm. Most of the time, your friends and family will be against your goals. They would want you to do something everyone else is doing (like carrot farming).
You might be first out of a hundred or a thousand like yourself actually pursuing that goal but that doesn’t make you wrong or delusional, it just proves the fact that the path to greatness is very steep and only a few people acknowledge that.
Take Action: Write down your goals, why you want to achieve them and what happens when you achieve them. Then find a familiar spot in your room/house and paste them there. Look at it every day until it becomes a part of you.
2. Don’t depend on anyone for motivation: Never depend on your friends and families for motivation, if they are ready to motivate you then fine.
If they’re not ready, don’t feel bad. It happens to a lot of people including myself. Most of the time people look at you like you’re crazy, some even say you’re confused.
The reason people discourage others is because they are scared of doing something new.
They’re either too scared to fail or too scared to succeed so their “analogy” or as I would say, their “mindset” is to always stick to what you’re good at or what the majority is doing so you will never be scared of failure and you would never make mistakes.
3. Try everything: The lyrics of the song ‘Try Everything’ by Shakira encourages people to not give up on their dreams until they actually achieve it and to never be scared of making mistakes. Try even though you could fail.
You shouldn’t be too scared to try just because you don’t want to fail because if you think of it, success comes after a series of failures.
The more mistakes you make and learn from, the closer you are to achieving your goal. So keep on making those new mistakes. Click on the link to download ‘Try Everything’ by Shakira. The lyrics are so inspiring.
Take Action: Keep trying and don’t be scared to fail. Also, be sure to learn from your mistakes.
4. Practice Hard: Officer Judy wouldn’t have gotten where she was without practicing hard. Now, practicing hard to some people might be performing strenuous tasks but that isn’t what I’m talking about.
Practicing hard doesn’t mean engaging in rigorous tasks; it just means you need to get good at what you do. In other words, get smart at what you do.
Take Action: Be unique, creative, passionate and consistent in whatever you’re doing.
More thinking, less hard work; you might be asking why you need to think more. To find out why you should think more, click here
5. Stay positive: As mentioned in my previous blog post. Positivity is having a goal and always thinking of how you can achieve it.
Celebrate your victories, and keep on practicing, you’ll surely see the results.
Take Action: Read my last blog post on Princess Poppy’s guide to a positive mind to learn more about positivity.
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