I saw the movie 42 the other night. If you are not familiar with the movie, it is the story of how Jackie Robinson became the first African-American player to play in the major leagues. I really enjoyed the movie. It is a really compelling story. There were some really powerful lessons that I took away from the film.
- One person committed to a vision can make a real impact.
- Toughness is quite often demonstrated by not fighting back.
- Performing at a high level has a way of shutting criticism up.
- You pass your values on to your children whether you want to or not.
- There is power in having the right hero.
- Intentional cruelty to another person is tough to stomach.
- Doing something great means overcoming many hurdles, not just a few.
- The right spouse can make a huge difference.
- Your words have so much power.
- Seeing someone else’s trial can put your personal trial in perspective.
There is much more that could be said. One thing is for sure – Jackie Robinson was one courageous dude, who could ball.