Learn To Walk, Before You Run

Day 178/365: Probably the best quote from a dinosaurs movie ever…

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A few weeks ago, I saw “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”, a movie I had no expectations for, but turned out to be an absolute blast of adrenaline and action. I literally sat on the edge of my seat for 2 hours. That never happens, not even with horror movies. It was literally too good.

As you’re reading this right now, I’m almost done with writing my book on freelance writing. Yes, this is the secret project I kept mentioning about in my posts for quite a while now. There’s a chapter in the future guide about how you can get inspiration as a writer.

Inspiration Is Everywhere

There are all these different books and blogs about inspiration, it really is annoying sometimes. All these gurus and superstars on writing never mention things like movies, video games or TV series as sources for writers to get their inspiration from. Which is total bullshit.

I can vouch for the validity of things like movies or TV series and their importance in the inspirational business for us writers. The movie that I talked about at the beginning of this post inspired me to write this piece, because of one single line one of the actors said.

“We always wanted to run when growing up. To achieve more and more, and never take a break. You have to first learn how to walk on two feet, before starting to run.”

This is the most amazing piece of advice a young adult can ever get. And it only cost me 3 bucks for the movie ticket. The inspirational piece comes from a place you’d least expect such great lessons from: a movie about dinosaurs.

I can resonate with the quote greatly, as I myself started running when I was younger, always being eager to learn more, to fight more, to earn more. When in fact, I wasn’t even a good listener, a good boxer or a good worker. I never really learned how to walk properly, yet there I was, being miserable and tired every day because I was running a run that was not mine.

So yes, go see as many movies as you want. Turn on Netflix, watch some shows and write the best lines down. Read, as much and as different books as possible. Inspiration comes from even the least expected place, yet when it does, it pays up in spades you had the patience for it to rise up on you.

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