I have just watched the movie Green Lantern and it suddently dawned on me how many movies there have been over the past few years where they have talked about that ‘inner power’ we all have, and the battles we have to access it.
For instance, first up theres the Matrix series, when Neo is battling to believe in himself and when he does he has the ability to change the ‘reality’ around him; A reality which the Matrix/Architects design. Also they talk about ‘instant downloads’ from ‘The Operator’. We learn information instantiously and simulataniously at an unconscious level, and its all about how easily we access that information which reflects our results.
In Spiderman when Peter Parker is learning about his new-found skills. There are a few bumps and bruises along the way, but the transformation is immense. With great power comes great responsibility!
In Inception the concept of embedded metaphors is played with, a dream within a dream, to access the unconscious mind. How people shut off bad memories and experiences, which can eat away at them, while also affecting his performance to do a job. Leonardo Di Caprio kept on getting distracted from his work, because of an unresolved issue with his wife. Also how we can dig deep enough in to our unconscious to access real resolution to any problem we are having.
And now, in Green Lantern, how fear can spread and infect our will and self-belief. When the scientist transformed and mutated, making him physically ugly. How even the most confident people still feel fear, its how we react to it that makes a difference. And that difference is courage!
What other films can you think of which tell the story of an amazing transformation?
The underlying theme in all of these is the learning and development of an individual. By surrounding themselves with the right team they essentially get coached in to accessing this new behaviour and actualising the ‘real’ person hidden inside. Does this sound like someone you know?
I have seen some great transformations with my clients at Star Performance, even on a one-off session, never mind the guys and girls who are achieving their goals on the One Programme.