Success Lessons from Kung Fu Panda: Inner Peace and Accepting Who You Really Are

“The only thing that matters is what you choose to be now”
Po from Kung Fu Panda

The number 2 film on my “all time most watched” list is Kung Fu Panda 2.  It was my daughter’s favourite during many of our travels together over the last decade.  It is a film that had something for a young girl and something for her father.

We begin with Po, the Kung Fu Panda, frustrated with his life and feeling lost.  Over the course of 90 minutes, Po learns to accept who he is and find inner peace.

Any guesses on the film I have watched most in my entire life?  Check out this comment on the blog post for the answer!

14 responses to “Success Lessons from Kung Fu Panda: Inner Peace and Accepting Who You Really Are”

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  2. […] last a couple of generations and the thing is that with every movie and short film there have been lessons and morals handed out for the kids to follow and remember, which is a positive note. But yes, it’s a […]

  3. Beautifully done video. Thank you for all the great stuff ! i really admire your ability to relate events around us to some difficult questions in life .

    1. Thanks Roshan. I guess the power of a great movie is that it is both enjoyable… and it teaches us something about being human.

  4. I loved this week’s post Conor: very apt given my recent choice of who I am being – as you well know 😉

    1. …and a pleasure to have you travelling this path together. We will learn a lot about life, others and ourselves over the next decades 😉

  5. Miguel Paolino Varela Avatar
    Miguel Paolino Varela

    Airplane! most watched movie! my source of phrases when something goes really bad

    1. Haha! loved Airplane, some classic lines 😉

  6. Hi Conor – If for some intergalactic reason you have not watched the Lord of the Rings trilogy (books are great) you should. After 9/11 I was speaking with an uber successful wealth manager who shared that if his kids were going off to war, this would be the movie to watch. Good vs. evil at its core, choosing courage and hope over despondency! To quote my good friend Gandalf, “All you have to decide is what to do in the time that is given to you.”
    Wishing you & yours an incredible SEASON!

    1. I have watched Lord of the Rings… I loved the books when I was 10,11 years old – I read everything by Tolkien… some very weird stuff in there. Good reminder for some netflix watching over this christmas break 😉

  7. My #1 Film of all time?
    Star Wars. (the first one made… I think called Episode IV)
    I watched a few minutes of it every morning before going to school from the age of 7 to 11.

    1. If I let him, my son would do the same! 😉
      Have you seen Wonder yet? That’s a good one on accepting yourself as you are, overcoming obstacles and that nothing ever is what it seems

      1. I haven’t seen Wonder. My daughter (10) and I read all the Wonder books together and had so many wonderful conversations about what it must be like to be Auggie, why kids act cruelly or kindly, what people are trying to achieve. I loved the discussions that the book triggered with my daughter.

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