I'll never forget watching Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs with my friends. Little did I know that in the years that followed, this film would become one of the most popular films of all time. The lessons it teaches us about cooperation and patience will stay with us for our entire lives. I know that the lessons I have learned from the movie have lead me to success in business and beyond.
This movie was made in 1937, so it's really only a matter of time before it becomes an extremely outdated film. Its plots have been told many times but have never gotten old. For the most part, when you go to see a movie that is already so much old hat, the end result tends to be more than a little boring. But the timeless nature of the movie makes it still a great watch. The message that we learn from the movie is one of perseverance and patience.
The first thing you learn in the movie is that you should not let your heart be swayed by those who are already in a position to sway your decision. All those naysayers, do not listen to what they have to say, but rather they only provide you with distractions that could result in you making the wrong choice. With this knowledge, it becomes very clear that you should not listen to anyone, not even your family, and that it is better to go with your heart, no matter what.
The second lesson you learn from the movie is that there are things that you can't afford to be impatient about. The Seven Dwarfs are going to find their way back home, but there are many obstacles in their path. After they get their way back home, it will require them to be strong and resilient, and deal with the challenges that await them. You can't afford to think that everything will work out, because the world is a very large place and the obstacles are numerous.
Learning that perseverance is necessary to success is something that everyone should understand. You don't have to wait around for what seems like forever, hoping that it is going to be okay, to finally accomplish something that you have been dreaming about. You can make a huge difference in your life and have a much better chance of living a life of success, by having the courage to take that first step, and make the first move. If you wait until the last minute or let others influence your choices, you are likely to fall short of your goals.
Learning that patience is something that you must also learn. It is a virtue, but like anything else, it must be cultivated. The Seven Dwarfs are going to have many adventures, and though they will make many mistakes along the way, the movie shows us that they will learn from them and get past them. They will be stronger for it and will gain confidence as they go.
Finally, there is a lesson in the movie that will stick with you for your entire life. In the final scene, the Seven Dwarfs come into their village, where they meet their first human friend, "Gaston". He tells them that "all will be well", and that it is a good day for them.
This is an important lesson that cannot be overlooked. We need to trust in the things that we see, and that there is nothing to be afraid of. We can't force it to happen, but we can help make it happen.