Are You A Bubble Boy?

A Reel Leadership Article

Bubble Boy

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In 2001 there was a movie released titled Bubble Boy. It was a comedy that failed yet the story can be inspirational.

The movie revolved around Jimmy Livingston. Having been born without an immune system, he was forced to live in a sterile environment.

When his neighbor moves away, she gives Jimmy a gift. A snow globe with the words “I love you” inside. This motivated Jimmy.

Jimmy build himself a bubble suit and sets off on a quest to find the girl.

Throughout the movie, Jimmy runs into multiple obstacles but continues on his journey. Eventually he finds the girl at the altar.

What would you do at this point?

Jimmy decides to take off his bubble suit so he can finally touch the girl he loves. He kisses her and promptly faints.

What lies are you listening to?

Everyone hears it. That voice. It talks down to you.

Sometimes it is a whisper. Other times it is screaming at you.

You’re not good enough

Those students don’t listen to you

That plan will never work

Why do you even try? It will never change.

The voice is hard to ignore. Coming from inside, it feels like the truth. You are compelled to believe it. Who knows you better than yourself, right?

Steven Pressfield calls this voice The Resistance. I call it The Liar.

The voice sounds sweet. It begs you to listen. It says “Trust me. I know.”

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Yes, we have flaws and failings. Yes, we are not always what we should be.

But that does not make what The Liar feeds us true.

Why You Should Not Wait Until Intervention Is Needed

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When you own your own vehicle, you know there are certain steps you need to take to keep your car running well.

You need to routinely change the oil. Change the brakes when they are going bad.

You need to keep the fluids full. Keep your tires fully inflated.
If you do not do these basic, preventative measures your car will not run properly.

If you do not change your oil, your engine may seize. If you are driving with bad brakes, you may not be able to stop your car.

Taking the preventative route and making sure you are maintaining your car prevents the costly expense of repairing it.

Your car benefits from preventative maintenance. So could your life!

Prevention is better than cure.
— Desiderius Erasmu

Get Fit To Lead

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Ten months ago, I felt that I had lost control of parts of my life. I had gained 30-40 pounds in 6 years. I had become sedentary. I knew something had to change.

When I realized this, I started to make changes to my life. I greatly increased my physical activity. Because of the increase in physical activity, my level of fitness has increased.

I am able to run long distances without becoming winded. I am able to bike extreme distances. I am able to situps and pullups. I am even able to do a couple of one-armed pullups. My wife says that is impressive.

Through this increase in physical activity, I lost more than 40 pounds. I have regained control of my body.

“For 24 years of my adult life, by choice I weighed well over 200 lbs. I say by choice because you see I have never accidentally eaten anything.”
Zig Ziglar

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