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10 Inspirational Quotes From 2015 Oscar Movies

10 Inspirational Quotes From 2015 Oscar Movies

From journeys of self-reflection in the wilderness to trying to break a seemly unbreakable Nazi code, this past awards season was filled with Oscar movies that were not only cinematic masterpieces, but had many quotable moments of inspiration. One of the things that all these films have in common is that they each have highly-relatable characters in familiar situations. Although we may not be individuals that were present in the time period of Selma, we do know what its like to fight for what you believe in. Even if we did not go on a solo journey after experiencing a death in the family, we have certainly experienced the crushing feeling of loss. Although we may not live in the same time or place as the characters in these movies, we can learn a great deal from them.

These inspirational quotes from Oscar movies can give you a boost in your daily life and propel you forward in tough times. Read on to gain your own inspiration from these award-winning films.

1. Whatever obstacles are present in your life, there is always the possibility to overcome them and excel

“There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.”-The Theory of Everything

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    2. We must always fight for our loved ones and the things that we believe in

    “Our lives are not fully lived if we’re not willing to die for those we love, for what we believe.”-Selma

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      3. Those who rise to greatness are often those who people never imagined would be in such a position

      “Sometimes it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.” -The Imitation Game

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        4. Sometimes you just have to let go of fear and trust that your life is playing out as it should be

        “I know only that I didn’t need to reach with my bare hands anymore. That seeing the fish beneath the surface was enough. That it was everything. My life -like all lives- mysterious, irrevocable and sacred, so very close, so very present, so very belonging to me. How wild it was, to let it be.” -Wild

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          5. Despite any adversity you are facing in life, it’s important to stay in the moment and be grateful for what you do have

          “So, ‘live in the moment’ I tell myself. It’s really all I can do, live in the moment. And not beat myself up too much… and not beat myself up too much for mastering the art of losing.” -Still Alice

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            6. It is always important to continuously stand-up for what you believe in and make your voice heard despite hardship

            “We negotiate, we demonstrate, we resist.” -Selma

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              7. It is important to surround yourself with people who truly care about you

              [W]e’ll have each other’s company. We’ll have each other’s minds. Because I care for you. And you care for me. And we understand one another more than anyone else ever has.” -The Imitation Game

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                8. It’s important to believe that life is going to work out the way it should

                “You know how everyone’s always saying seize the moment? I don’t know, I’m kind of thinking it’s the other way around, you know, like the moment seizes us.”-Boyhood

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                  9. Everyone needs to have people who cheer them on and tell them that they are worth it

                  “You’re here for a reason. You believe that, right?”-Whiplash

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                    10. Sometimes you get to play the role of a superhero unexpectedly

                    ” We didn’t set out to be superheroes. But sometimes life doesn’t go the way you planned. The good thing is, my brother wanted to help a lot of people and that’s what we’re gonna do.”-Big Hero 6

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                    How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

                    How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

                    If I was a super hero I’d want my super power to be the ability to motivate everyone around me. Think of how many problems you could solve just by being able to motivate people towards their goals. You wouldn’t be frustrated by lazy co-workers. You wouldn’t be mad at your partner for wasting the weekend in front of the TV. Also, the more people around you are motivated toward their dreams, the more you can capitalize off their successes.

                    Being able to motivate people is key to your success at work, at home, and in the future because no one can achieve anything alone. We all need the help of others.

                    So, how to motivate people? Here are 7 ways to motivate others even you can do.

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                    1. Listen

                    Most people start out trying to motivate someone by giving them a lengthy speech, but this rarely works because motivation has to start inside others. The best way to motivate others is to start by listening to what they want to do. Find out what the person’s goals and dreams are. If it’s something you want to encourage, then continue through these steps.

                    2. Ask Open-Ended Questions

                    Open-ended questions are the best way to figure out what someone’s dreams are. If you can’t think of anything to ask, start with, “What have you always wanted to do?”

                    “Why do you want to do that?”

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                    “What makes you so excited about it?”

                    “How long has that been your dream?”

                    You need this information the help you with the following steps.

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                    3. Encourage

                    This is the most important step, because starting a dream is scary. People are so scared they will fail or look stupid, many never try to reach their goals, so this is where you come in. You must encourage them. Say things like, “I think you will be great at that.” Better yet, say, “I think your skills in X will help you succeed.” For example if you have a friend who wants to own a pet store, say, “You are so great with animals, I think you will be excellent at running a pet store.”

                    4. Ask About What the First Step Will Be

                    After you’ve encouraged them, find how they will start. If they don’t know, you can make suggestions, but it’s better to let the person figure out the first step themselves so they can be committed to the process.

                    5. Dream

                    This is the most fun step, because you can dream about success. Say things like, “Wouldn’t it be cool if your business took off, and you didn’t have to work at that job you hate?” By allowing others to dream, you solidify the motivation in place and connect their dreams to a future reality.

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                    6. Ask How You Can Help

                    Most of the time, others won’t need anything from you, but it’s always good to offer. Just letting the person know you’re there will help motivate them to start. And, who knows, maybe your skills can help.

                    7. Follow Up

                    Periodically, over the course of the next year, ask them how their goal is going. This way you can find out what progress has been made. You may need to do the seven steps again, or they may need motivation in another area of their life.

                    Final Thoughts

                    By following these seven steps, you’ll be able to encourage the people around you to achieve their dreams and goals. In return, you’ll be more passionate about getting to your goals, you’ll be surrounded by successful people, and others will want to help you reach your dreams …

                    Oh, and you’ll become a motivational super hero. Time to get a cape!

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