I have to admit something…I don’t watch a lot of movies. Unless of course you count re-watching Legally Blonde 73 times. And I rarely watch movies in the theatre, because most of the time it just turns into an expensive nap! But I finally went to see Frozen in the $3 theatre by my house and enjoyed finally getting to see the movie that has people everywhere loudly declaring, “Let It Go!”
I’m sure there are lots of life lessons that could be extrapolated from the storylines of Elsa, Anna or Kristoff, but my biggest takeaway came from Olaf! So today I’m going to share what I learned from Olaf…
Olaf wants to be a snowman enjoying everything summer has to offer, but the harsh reality is that if Olaf ventures onto the beaches of summer, he will cease to exist! And that’s when it hit me like a Mac truck…what we want isn’t always good for us.
I recently saw this on Pinterest from one of my favorite authors, Mandy Hale, The Single Woman…
What Olaf fails to realize, Mandy does. It can be really easy for me to get caught up in thinking about the things I wish I had in life, but what if those things that I want wouldn’t actually be good for me? Maybe achieving a certain status, getting a particular job, reaching certain goals would take away from my character or prevent me from discovering the life I am supposed to be living.
I’m not suggesting that we all just walk away from the things we want. I am a huge believer in chasing dreams and living a big and scary life outside of your comfort zone, so I don’t think we should walk away from what we want at all. I am however suggesting that we really take the time to think about the things we are chasing, and consider whether they are actually good for us.
And if not, maybe it’s time to pursue a new dream.
Have you ever pursued a dream and then realized it wasn’t good for you?