Always Aim High - Eddie the Eagle

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For a real feel good, film I highly recommend Eddie the Eagle now playing at many theaters in the Dallas Metroplex and theaters across the United States. It is a true story about a young boy from Great Britain, born Michael Edwards on December 5, 1963, who defied all odds, naysayers, and bullies. They say, it couldn't be done; and yet he became Great Britain's first Olympic Ski Jumper at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

 

What did others say about him before the competition?

 

"Heroic Failure"

 

"A Disgrace"

 

What was Eddie's personal belief?

 

"Always Aim High!"

 

"I love proving people wrong!"

 

"I have to do this!"

 

What was he praised for by the Olympic Committee?

 

"Representing the true spirit of an amateur

Olympic who wanted to compete

at the Best of his ability

for its own sake, 

regardless of his chances 

of winning."

 

 

 

 

 

How many people have been told they couldn't achieve success or fulfill their passion because of other opinions, such as a parent, peers, or people in authority? Instead of worrying about what other people had to say, the character in this film persevered, despite all odds against him. The most important thing in life is believing in yourself, be respectful of other people, and mind your own business without taking things or what others say about you personally. Rather than blame others, or buy into what others said, Eddie spent his time pushing himself to succeed, always trying to accomplish something he believed was true for him.

 

Eddie didn't just take the "High Road," he took the HIGH JUMP and landed on his feet! With professional abilities comes responsibility with knowledge and courage to conduct yourself in a professional manner, even when you don't feel you did anything wrong, but the perception by others say otherwise. Standing up for yourself, even if you embarrass yourself or others, doesn't have to end as failure. It can be a turning point, with greater respect, admiration, and may lead to an even higher climb to succeed rasing the bar for others to achieve same or greater success.

 

©Patricia Feager 3/20/2016

 

 

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Patricia, Thank you for the heads up about the film, Eddie the Eagle.  I will put it on my to see list either now or later when it's n dvd.. :) 

Mar 20, 2016 07:13 AM #1
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Hi Patricia, I am a big movie buff and remember him in the Olympics and thanks for the back story. Happy Spring.

Mar 20, 2016 07:24 AM #2
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Patricia, the trailers for this movie and now your blog post make me want to see this movie.  We see a movie about every 18 months- so this may be the one for us to watch as we are due!

Mar 20, 2016 08:29 AM #3
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That sounds very similar to the story of the Jamaican bob sled team that qualified for finals a few years back

Mar 20, 2016 09:02 AM #4
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Patricia I enjoy and appreciate these stories because the are inspiring and have a valuable life lesson.

Mar 20, 2016 10:40 AM #5
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George Souto - I feel the same way you do! I also wish the general public could vote for the Oscars and Globe Awards. Something tells me the results would be more in line with what you said.

Mar 20, 2016 11:29 AM #6
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Hi Ed Silva - I hadn't heard about the bob sled movie until you mentioned it. I did a search and found the Trailer for Cool Running. You're right! The theme is similar! Isn't that terrific that stuff like this can happen to anyone who believes in themselves and their dreams!

Thank you for sharing!!!

Mar 20, 2016 11:37 AM #7
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Bruce Walter - When you see the movie, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! For me, it was truly an inspirational movie and pulled at my heart strings.

May you have a great Spring season!!!

Mar 20, 2016 11:51 AM #8
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Hi Judi K Barrett - I hope you get to see the movie and you enjoy it as much as I did. It has been a long time since I walked out of a theater feeling good and happy!

Wishing you happiness too!

Mar 20, 2016 12:00 PM #9
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Patricia, a movie I will want to see. Thanks for the heads up.

Mar 20, 2016 01:14 PM #10
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Patrica

The Michael Edwards (Eddie the Eagle) is proof of what can be done when you believe in yourself and a have a positive attitude.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 20, 2016 01:38 PM #11
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Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® - For me, it was one of the most enjoyable movies I've seen in a long, long time from the beginning until the end! The characters who played Eddie from being very young until he returned home from the Olympics were outstanding actors! 

I hope you get to see it soon! And by the way, Happy Spring!!!

Mar 20, 2016 01:43 PM #12
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Lou Ludwig - I consider the trailer, Eddie the Eagle a great pay-it-forward by passing it on to others to see. It's a great motivational and inspiration film with very powerful messages sprinkled throughout the film. And it's so down to earth and real!!!

Thanks for your feedback and all your motivational posts too. 

Mar 20, 2016 01:52 PM #13
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Patricia it is always nice to see when people achieve great results in spite of the negative message that they are bombarded with... half of me believes that actually fuels them and achieve even more just to prove those naysayers wrong, Endre

Mar 20, 2016 02:30 PM #14
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Good morning Patricia. Haven't seen the film as yet, but looking forward to it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Mar 20, 2016 08:24 PM #15
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Good morning Patricia - I did see teh trailers for this one and I do intend to see it now that I have seen your review!

Mar 20, 2016 11:07 PM #16
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Hi Patricia, I really liked the trailers for Eddie The Eagle, a movie I wish to see. We have choices with each situation, we can either give into naysayers or prove them wrong, all up to us.

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