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9 Hidden Life Lessons In Star Wars That You Need To Know!

9 Hidden Life Lessons In Star Wars That You Need To Know!

“In a galaxy far, far, away…”

As the world anticipates the return of the Millennium Falcon and Han Solo, let’s reflect on the wisdom of the Jedi, The Force, and the Sith Lord himself, in order to glean nine lessons Star Wars teaches us about life.

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    1. Commit to the life you want to live – and live it!

    “Do or do not… there is no try.” – Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back

    We can spend our entire lives debating this and that, frozen in fear, fighting uncertainty. However, in life, nothing is certain. We can either waste precious time in limbo or make a decision and stick with it!

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      2. Surround yourself with people who are supportive and believe in you.

      “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” – Darth Vader in A New Hope

      There is absolutely no reason to waste your time and energy on people who bring you down. Rather, fill your life with the believers and doers, people who inspire you and bring positive energy to your life. Otherwise, you may resort to the dark side…

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        3. Don’t lie to yourself. We usually already know what the right thing to do is.

        “Already know you, that which you need.” – Yoda

        Listen to your heart, The Force, and your conscience. Listen to that Yoda voice you hear as you fall asleep or the nagging thoughts that simply won’t go away. Though the road ahead seems perilous, the solution is within.

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          4. Don’t let impossible odds hold you back.

          C-3PO: “Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1.”

          “Never tell me the odds.” – Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back

          Even if an asteroid field is hurling towards you and your odds of success are 3,720 to 1, don’t let this daunting ratio prevent you from following your heart.

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            5. Often success stems from overcoming failures.

            “Strike me down and I will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.” – Obi- Wan Kenobi in A New Hope

            Success cannot flourish without hard work. It is found only through trial and error, profound dedication, and the ability to see setbacks as stepping stones towards later victory.

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              6. Don’t let fear guide your life.

              “Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda in The Phantom Menace

              Fear cripples us from doing what needs to be done. It prevents us from becoming the people we’re meant to be. It isolates us from others and makes us scared of those we do not understand. Historically speaking, fear has fueled many wars, genocides, persecutions, and riots. Clearly, Yoda was onto something.

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                7. Humor goes a long way.

                (as garbage compactor closes in) “One thing’s for sure, we’re all gonna be a lot thinner.” – Han Solo in A New  Hope

                When things get tough, it’s natural to freak out. However, freaking out isn’t the most productive or efficient way to solve a problem. Humor lightens the mood and allows everyone time to regroup and reassess the situation. It also keeps spirits high, enabling people to do what needs to be done. Plus, girls dig a guy who can crack a joke every now and again.

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                  8. Our thoughts and actions impact our future.

                  “Always remember, your focus determines your reality.” – Qui-Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace.

                  What we spend our days thinking about, and actively pursuing, directly affects our future (for better or worse). Considering this, we should invest our time and energy into the things and people we’re passionate about, and the dreams we have, rather than focusing on the negative or filling our lives with empty distractions.

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                    9. Sometimes we just need to let it go.

                    “Let go of your hate.” – Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi

                    There is no room for hate, fear, and regret in our lives. Often, we just need to let it go so that we may finally be free.

                    Featured photo credit: What’s Your Favorite Star Wars Poster?/ Ant-Man via flickr.com

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                    Last Updated on June 13, 2019

                    How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

                    How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

                    Think you have a boring life?

                    The definition of boring is dull or not interesting. Maybe you’ve been doing the same thing and living the same life for too long, or maybe your daily routine is limiting your growth and happiness. Whatever your reason is, the following list of 20 things can definitely make any day more interesting. Some of them are silly, while some are more meaningful, so hopefully just reading the list makes your life less boring and sparks your creativity.

                    Let’s dive in the list to quit your boring life and start living an interesting (and meaning) one!

                    1. Channel Your 7-Year-Old Self

                    What would he or she want to do right now? Color? Paint? Run around outside? Play dress up? Eat with your hands? Play that instrument hiding in the back of your closet that you haven’t touched in years?

                    Just because you’re a grown up doesn’t mean any of this stuff will be less enjoyable than you remember it. Give yourself permission to play.

                    2. Go Play with Kids

                    Speaking of little kids, if you have your own or access to any (in a non-creepy way, like they’re your niece or your best friend’s kid, you get the idea) go play with them!

                    They didn’t create an entire show called Kids Say The Darndest Things because kids aren’t hilarious. They also keep things so simple, and we can really stand to be reminded of this and stop allowing ourselves to get bogged down in boring details.

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                    3. Order a Hot Dog

                    While you’re eating it, Google: “What’s in a hot dog?” You decide whether or not you want to finish it.

                    4. For the Ladies: Wear Your Sexiest Lingerie Under Your Work Clothes

                    Your “little secret” will leave you feeling anything but boring all day!

                    5. Play Cell Phone Roulette

                    You’ll need at least one buddy for this. Scroll through the contacts in your phone, stop on a random one and call the person.

                    You could spark an incredible catch up session or be incredibly awkward. Neither are boring.

                    6. Fill out a Pack of Thank-You Cards

                    Give them to random people who probably don’t get thanked too often for doing what they do ever day.

                    Ideas: police officers, librarians, servers, baristas, cab drivers, sanitation workers, teachers, people behind any check out counter, receptionists, your friends, the guy at the falafel stand, etc.

                    7. Sign up for a Class in Something You’ve “Always Wanted to Do”, or Something That Makes You Really Uncomfortable

                    Ideas: pole dancing, salsa lessons, improv, pottery, cooking, knitting (yup, there are classes for this, too!), karate, boxing, something techy like the workshops they run in Apple stores, get Rosetta Stone and learn that language you’ve always wanted to speak, etc.

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                    What’s good about joining an interest class is that you will also meet new people!

                    8. Interview Your Grandparents About Their Lives

                    You can bet they’ve had some crazy experiences you probably never knew about.

                    9. Get up on Stage at an Open Mic Night

                    Whether you’re funny or not, get up on stage and just talk funny. And if you’re not, memorize a few of your favorite jokes and tell those!

                    10. Do Something for Someone Else That You Wish Someone Would Do for You

                    We all have a few ideas on this list. I promise you will feel amazing after and anything but bored.

                    11. Start a DIY Project in Your Home

                    It doesn’t have to be super complicated. If you need ideas, there’re plenty on Pinterest. Or you can also check out these 30 Awesome DIY Projects that You’ve Never Heard of.

                    12. Plan a Weekend Trip or an All-Out Vacation

                    This will give you something to look forward to.

                    Even if you don’t have the time or money to go on a vacation, plan for a staycation, which is same fun and relaxing!

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                    13. People Watch

                    Find a bench in a crowded area (centers of transportation like airports, bus stops and train stations are great for this!) and just observe.

                    People are infinitely interesting.

                    14. Eat Something You’ve Never Eaten Before

                    Bonus points if it’s a random fruit or veggie.

                    15. Dance

                    You can get your friends together for a night on the town or just pull up a video on YouTube and bust a move from your own living room.

                    If you’re feeling extra brave, you can even dance in public and get other people involved.

                    16. Go to YOUTUBE and Search “Funny Pets” or “Funny Babies”

                    This is also a great quickie ab workout as you will be laughing hysterically.

                    17. Pick up a Book and Start Reading

                    Check out the NY Times Best Sellers lists and grab a new book you can get lost in.

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                    18. Step Away from the Computer and Go Get Some Time with People You Care About in Real Life

                    Facebook stalking doesn’t count as real social interaction. You can even share this post with your friends and vote on which one you’d like to do together!

                    19. Check out a Museum You’ve Never Been to Before

                    OK, depending on your interests, this one might actually be boring. If you love learning, art or different cultures though, this one is for you!

                    20. Write a List of Things You Desire and Truly Want

                    This is a great way to help you figure out the real reason why you’re feeling bored about your life. Maybe you haven’t really done things that you truly enjoy? Maybe what you’ve wanted to do all the time has been left behind?

                    Think about the list of things you really want to do, and ask yourself why you aren’t doing these things (yet). Then start taking your first step to make what you want happen.

                    Now go make your life interesting and live your dream life!

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