Keep Moving Forward
The title of this post comes from a cartoon I recently picked up on DVD, Meet the Robinsons. It is their “tagline” and the moral to their story…to keep moving forward.
It is about a 12 year old orphan named Lewis who can’t seem to get adopted or get his numerous inventions to ever work. It has it’s funny parts although most of the movie is over the top.
There is one scene in the movie that I love. Young Lewis tries to fix the Peanut Butter and Jelly squirt gun, but it ends up making a mess all over the place. He apologizes…while the Robinson family starts cheering wildly for him.
“What a wonderful failure!” they shout, explaining to Lewis that we can never learn without trying. Failure can be a learning experience when you allow it to be that.
You’ll also find another character in the movie who has a failure…and allows it to haunt them the rest of their life.
It’s a movie about persistence…something so many people are lacking in today’s world of microwave ovens and stories of instant success. The difference between those who make it and those who don’t is often a stubborn determination to keep moving…keep working…and keep testing. I’ve often said I failed my way to success by finding everything that didn’t work first…and then building on what does work.
The movie concluded with this quote from Walt Disney…
“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things – because we’re curious. And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. We’re always exploring and experimenting.”
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