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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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                    Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

                    Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

                    What do you think it takes to achieve your goals? Hard work? Lots of actions? While these are paramount to becoming successful in reaching our goals, neither of these are possible without a positive mindset.

                    As humans, we naturally tend to lean towards a negative outlook when it comes to our hopes and dreams. We are prone to believing that we have limitations either from within ourselves or from external forces keeping us from truly getting to where we want to be in life. Our tendency to think that we’ll “believe it when we see it” suggests that our mindsets are focused on our goals not really being attainable until they’ve been achieved. The problem with this is that this common mindset fuels our limiting beliefs and shows a lack of faith in ourselves.

                    The Success Mindset

                    Success in achieving our goals comes down to a ‘success mindset’. Successful mindsets are those focused on victory, based on positive mental attitudes, empowering inclinations and good habits. Acquiring a success mindset is the sure-fire way to dramatically increase your chance to achieve your goals.

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                    The idea that achieving our goals comes down to our habits and actions is actually a typical type of mindset that misses a crucial point; that our mindset is, in fact, the determiner of our energy and what actions we take. A negative mindset will tend to create negative actions and similarly if we have a mindset that will only set into action once we see ‘proof’ that our goals are achievable, then the road will be much longer and arduous. This is why, instead of thinking “I’ll believe it when I see it”, a success mindset will think “I’ll see it when I believe it.”

                    The Placebo Effect and What It Shows Us About The Power of Mindset

                    The placebo effect is a perfect example of how mindset really can be powerful. In scientific trials, a group of participants were told they received medication that will heal an ailment but were actually given a sugar pill that does nothing (the placebo). Yet after the trial the participants believed it’s had a positive effect – sometimes even cured their ailment even though nothing has changed. This is the power of mindset.

                    How do we apply this to our goals? Well, when we set goals and dreams how often do we really believe they’ll come to fruition? Have absolute faith that they can be achieved? Have a complete unwavering expectation? Most of us don’t because we hold on to negative mindsets and limiting beliefs about ourselves that stop us from fully believing we are capable or that it’s at all possible. We tend to listen to the opinions of others despite them misaligning with our own or bow to societal pressures that make us believe we should think and act a certain way. There are many reasons why we possess these types of mindsets but a success mindset can be achieved.

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                    How To Create a Success Mindset

                    People with success mindsets have a particular way of perceiving things. They have positive outlooks and are able to put faith fully in their ability to succeed. With that in mind, here are a few ways that can turn a negative mindset into a successful one.

                    1. A Success Mindset Comes From a Growth Mindset

                    How does a mindset even manifest itself? It comes from the way you talk to yourself in the privacy of your own head. Realising this will go a long way towards noticing how you speak to yourself and others around you. If it’s mainly negative language you use when you talk about your goals and aspirations then this is an example of a fixed mindset.

                    A negative mindset brings with it a huge number of limiting beliefs. It creates a fixed mindset – one that can’t see beyond it’s own limitations. A growth mindset sees these limitations and looks beyond them – it finds ways to overcome obstacles and believes that this will result in success. When you think of your goal, a fixed mindset may think “what if I fail?” A growth mindset would look at the same goal and think “failures happen but that doesn’t mean I won’t be successful.”

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                    There’s a lot of power in changing your perspective.

                    2. Look For The Successes

                    It’s really important to get your mind focused on positive aspects of your goal. Finding inspiration through others can be really uplifting and keep you on track with developing your success mindset; reinforcing your belief that your dreams can be achieved. Find people that you can talk with about how they achieved their goals and seek out and surround yourself with positive people. This is crucial if you’re learning to develop a positive mindset.

                    3. Eliminate Negativity

                    You can come up against a lot of negativity sometimes either through other people or within yourself. Understanding that other people’s negative opinions are created through their own fears and limiting beliefs will go a long way in sustaining your success mindset. But for a lot of us, negative chatter can come from within and these usually manifest as negative words such as can’t, won’t, shouldn’t. Sometimes, when we think of how we’re going to achieve our goals, statements in our minds come out as negative absolutes: ‘It never works out for me’ or ‘I always fail.’

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                    When you notice these coming up you need to turn them around with ‘It always works out for me!’ and ‘I never fail!’ The trick is to believe it no matter what’s happened in the past. Remember that every new day is a clean slate and for you to adjust your mindset.

                    4. Create a Vision

                    Envisioning your end goal and seeing it in your mind is an important trait of a success mindset. Allowing ourselves to imagine our success creates a powerful excitement that shouldn’t be underestimated. When our brain becomes excited at the thought of achieving our goals, we become more committed, work harder towards achieving it and more likely to do whatever it takes to make it happen.

                    If this involves creating a vision board that you can look at to remind yourself every day then go for it. Small techniques like this go a long way in sustaining your success mindset and shouldn’t be dismissed.

                    An Inspirational Story…

                    For centuries experts said that running a mile in under 4 minutes was humanly impossible. On the 6th May 1954, Rodger Bannister did just that. As part of his training, Bannister relentlessly visualised the achievement, believing he could accomplish what everyone said wasn’t possible…and he did it.

                    What’s more amazing is that, as soon as Bannister achieved the 4-minute mile, more and more people also achieved it. How was this possible after so many years of no one achieving it? Because in people’s minds it was suddenly possible – once people knew that it was achievable it created a mindset of success and now, after over fifty years since Bannister did the ‘impossible’, his record has been lowered by 17 seconds – the power of the success mindset!

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