Over the weekend, I saw the movie Thor…in 3D. A fun film if you like Transformers or movies with action heroes, comedy and BIG muscles. I bet 10% of the guys watching the film will mostly likely head to the gym in the next day or two after listening to the girls whistle during the film….Yes, they whistle! And yes, I part of that 10%. Btw, a great soundtrack that I listen regularly on Spotify.
My Summary of Thor’s Adventure
Overall, I liked the film. Thor starts as an arrogant prick. His father whoops his butt, takes his magic, and kicks him out of the house for being cocky. Thor cries for being unable to pick up his hammer. Natelie Portman (I refer to her real name because I like her!!) uses her magical Harvard spells to get Thor to act less of a stubborn dweeb. Thor learns the virtues of a leader through interacting with Earthlings in Nevada (my Las Vegas vacation on my mind!!) and eventually saves the day so that he and his friends can once again ride white horses even though their civilization is probably 1000 years advanced in technology. Does that about sum up the movie for others that saw it?
Humbleness is the New Sexy
If an action hero movie teaches a moral, then for me this one is about leaders being humble toward others. A leader will naturally emerge within a group of people. And what if that person is you? Will you make decisions that are going to have the biggest impact on yourself or for the people around you? What is the difference between a good decision and a great one? One decision may bring you more wealth, but will you consider how it will affect others for the better?
I’m reading a book about Purpose. The leaders of successful companies don’t get the title of “greatness” because of being the richest, but rather because they have a ultimate passion to push a visionary idea, to create a movement of some sort, and to take care of the ones he/she guides. To accomplish this, a leader’s decisions must resonate within his or her people in such a way that people will strive to do more than humanly possible. That’s why I admire the great sports stars or any leader that plays injured. They become selfish-less. They are driven by the notion that their actions are not only best for themselves, but for the team.
And when this occurs, a real superhero arises.
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