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Today, Joe and I home in on one specific aspect of becoming the hero of your own story: overcoming the darkness within.
And we couldn’t think of a more perfect saga to illustrate these concepts than Star Wars. We share three lessons from The Rise of Skywalker (and a few of the older movies as well):
- In order to choose the light, you have to understand what you are choosing.
- Expect mistakes and deviations with the understanding that you are never a lost cause.
- People are not uni-dimensional.
We talk about shame, confronting your weaknesses while the stakes are low, “rescuing” others, how opposition in all things leads us to more freely exercise our agency, and more.
Episode One-Liner: “In order to defeat the darkness, you must bring it into the light” – Seth Adam Smith
Episode Action Item: The next time you make a mistake, remember “the cliff versus the road” model, and rather than dwelling in shame, do what it takes to get back on track.
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