I can’t say that I’m a huge Queen fan. I mean, I like a lot of their songs, I saw the “We Will Rock You” musical, Freddie is ok. They certainly aren’t my favourite band ever. They’re just ok. I was on a flight from Guatemala to Houston the other day and Bohemian Rhapsody the movie was on the list.
The other movies on the list really didn’t interest me much so I hooked up to Freddie’s story.
To be honest, I watched it with very little enthusiasm. Mostly background noise really and something to keep me entertained. I had no expectations and hadn’t read one single review.
I actually never read movie reviews because what you like and what I like are two totally different beasts. I loved Natural Born Killers. Almost every movie critic hated it. Case closed.
I like to form my own opinions of movies and things and not have someone’s harsh criticism cloud my judgment.
Bohemian Rhapsody the Movie
I friggin loved the movie. I found out a lot of things about Freddie and the band that I knew nothing about. I’m not gonna fill this article with spoilers. Go watch it and you’ll see.
I’m really happy they didn’t make it all about his AIDS and his death (only spoiler).
But the one thing I learned from Freddie?
I wonder if the movie directors subliminally included this life lesson for us or if they even knew it existed. Or maybe it was just me who caught the lesson and everyone else was just enthralled with the movie and Freddie’s teeth (which I have to say were overkill in my opinion). ?
Now I generally don’t watch movies in search of a ‘life lesson’ or ‘moral of the story’ or anything like that. I watch movies to be entertained and to pass the time.
BUT Bohemian Rhapsody the movie caught me totally off guard. I actually hummed and hawed before I finally clicked the play button. I’m glad I did.
Oh right, so what did I learn from Bohemian Rhapsody and Freddie Mercury?
Freddie had balls, confidence and a purpose.
Freddie wanted to be on stage, famous and performing. In his eyes, he was a star long before he even was.
Freddie knew without a shadow of a doubt that he belonged on stage to perform. He was a singer songwriter. Period. And he knew it. He knew he was going to be famous one day. He knew he would be doing what he was here to do.
Sing. Perform. Entertain. And be a star.
Freddie showed us that when you believe in your heart of hearts that you can do and be what you want to be, nothing will stand in your way, especially not your limiting beliefs or self doubt.
Freddie showed us that when you want something bad enough, you do whatever the hell you have to do to get it. Don’t let anyone stop you or stand in your way.
Freddie showed us that you should never settle for less than you deserve. Don’t put up with anyone’s crap and don’t cheap out.
Freddie showed us that with enough balls, determination and self confidence you can most certainly achieve your goals. He showed us to be fearless in the pursuit of our dreams.
Freddie showed us to keep your dream close to your heart, never lose sight of your goal and chase it down like a pitbull.
Whatever you want to be, see it, believe it and know you can achieve it. Don’t let fear or your limiting beliefs stop you. Never. Ever. Be a pitbull.
Be like Freddie.
If you have a dream or a really big goal that scares the poop out of you but you know, without a shadow of a doubt, that that’s why you were put here on earth for, go get it.
Believe in yourself. Hold your vision close to your heart. Don’t lose sight of it ever. If you do or feel like you’re slipping, go watch Bohemian Rhapsody the movie and get your mojo back!
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