Submitted by Susan Sussman on Mon, 01/30/2012 - 11:58
Groundhog Day is around the corner. Just the phrase “Groundhog Day” reminds me of the movie with the same title with Bill Murray. It’s one of my favorites because of its positive outlook. It's so full of possibility. Its message of "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again" makes me happy. It asks us to look at life from the perspective that says we all get lots of chances, that we DON'T have to get it right the first time
I love the premise of the film that you can go back and keep repeating things until you get it right. To me, that’s such a hopeful way of looking at things. Rather than focusing on the challenges we all face, the film asks us to focus on the opportunities inherent in these challenges: to cultivate persistence, optimism and self-confidence.
So here’s to Punxsutawney Phil and seizing the opportunity to learn from our challenges and mistakes, and make new beginnings!