Sometimes you feel like a complete loser! Or maybe it’s hard to live through setbacks, and your dream seems as unattainable as that trip into space without a rocket. And no matter what you do, there seems to be no way to get closer to your dream even by one step! Not only that, but you also feel misunderstood or rejected – Eddie the Eagles’ never give up story will inspire you to believe you can achieve anything you wish for in your life.
Eddie the Eagle – The 2016 biographical sports story will definitely inspire you to pursue your dreams, no matter how unfeasible they may seem and no matter what adverse conditions and challenges you may face. The best of the best dream pursuit story wrapped in the comedy genre will inspire you and might even get a chuckle out of you.
The comedy-drama, directed by Dexter Fletcher, tells the story of a stubborn British ski jumper whose courage and determination fascinated the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics. It’s a story about a man who doesn’t have a Plan B and the dream to compete at the Olympics – a lifelong goal. This is a person who breathes his dream every day, every minute, every second, and giving up is not part of his life scenario.
Eddie (Taron Egerton) seems completely unlucky, as he suffered from a severe bone disease as a child, so both doctors and peers made fun of his dream of becoming an athlete, but neither the bullying nor the threats of doctors stopped the stubborn mad man from pursuing his goals. After trying several sports, he finally decided to become a ski jumper. Eddie started training at the age of 22, which does not fit into the standard at all, as people usually start playing sports at the age of just six or earlier. On the track, he meets alcoholic snow thrower Bronson Peary (Hugh Jackman), who turns out to be one of America’s most talented ski jumpers, but despite his talent and pronounced incredible success, has retired from professional sports and is currently drowning his sorrows in alcohol.
The power to seek dreams even in a skeptical environment
It’s no secret that most ambitious people who dream of insanely big things in life are confronted with people who are skeptical of them and try their best to dissuade them from pursuing their insane dreams. And what if the whole world laughed and kept repeating that you longed to achieve what was impossible! And what if even the closest people, for example, your father would repeat every opportunity he had, that you would not succeed! How to keep going when your father’s words play in your ears like a broken record at the most important moments! And how to believe in yourself when no one else does! Eddie seems to be able to not give in to the influence of those around him and make his way to his life goal.
The art of being yourself
Often we are faced with the challenge of how to allow ourselves to be authentic in the various situations that life throws at us, but Eddie (Taron Egerton) just goes and does it. He drinks milk at the bar when everyone else around him drinks alcoholic beverages. And while those around him make a loud mockery of his bizarre choice, he doesn’t even intend to feel uncomfortable and continues to stick to his choice. The courage to be himself is an extraordinary feature of Eddie that fascinates and inspires. Enjoying your personal record with everything you have, when those around you make fun of your achievement, because it is ridiculously small – it is a powerful force that leads to victory. Eddie’s immunity to a negative environment set against him is surprising and thought-provoking.
Best inspirational messages from “Eddie The Eagle” movie
Being a true Olympian is not just about a good skill set. It’s about never giving up no matter what.
Doing your best is the only option, even if it results in failure.
The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.
The bottom line
Eddie the eagle is an inspiring story worth seeing for everyone without exception. Great determination, courage to be one’s self even in very unfavorable conditions, a crazy belief in your dream, and the ability to never give up – will certainly steal your heart. An endlessly inspiring story that teaches how to pursue your dreams and goals. For all dreamers about realizing dreams, with a little “Hollywood” spice.