Tom and Jerry, the Life Coaches
The thing I learn from cartoons, esp. Tom & Jerry, and that inspires me the most is that no matter what you go through, a thrash, a bang, a turmoil, a blast in your life, a crash, or even if you are crushed by adversities, somehow you always get back to normal (shape or mind), and then you again chase what you want!!!!
- Follow Your Dreams
The cat chases the mouse and the mouse is always aiming at his favorite cheese and milk. No matter what they have to go through, they plan, execute and ultimately put all their efforts to reach to what they desire. They are persistent and never lose hope, and keep running the race of life.
- Relax Often , or Whenever Possible
When Tom’s master is out, he relaxes in the house; When Tom is out in the garden he swings on the hammock with a glass of juice. Jerry, whenever possible lies down on his matchbox or tin bed to enjoy the time he got for himself. They take out time for themselves even after hectic days of running behind each other.
- To have Fun
To have fun doesn’t only mean that you enjoy alone, but to make people around you happy and feel good. You presence can be enjoyable or tormenting to people you be with, so it’s your choice to make it worthwhile. Like everyone loves to watch Tom & Jerry and enjoy, similarly our nature and behavior can makes us fun to be around or a wet blanket.
- Forgive and Forget (To be Friends with the Enemy)
It’s ok to forgive, rather very liberating, to get out of the clutches of hatred. And, it’s even better to forget and move on. Also, you might come across similar situations or people many times in life, but eventually you will learn the art of forgiving and forgetting. Even if you don’t forget the wrongs done to you, they won’t bother you anymore, because to choose to move on. Peace is important!
- To Concentrate and Balance Well
Concentrating on things to focus to avoid loss is a skill, and Tom and Jerry are pro at it. Even if somebody is pestering you to the core, like Jerry does to Tom by throwing all the stuff from the kitchen shelves, Tom only concentrates on collecting that stuff in piles and balancing a hard as he can to avoid the loss. At times Tom fails to balance and things crash on the floor, but it’s OK, he is honing the skills at least. Similarly we must concentrate on working on ourselves and learn to balance well, by prioritizing our responsibilities.
- Never give up! Take a break, but get back up!
No matter how many times they fail, Tom and Jerry always get back up; explore new ways; make new discoveries to reach their goal. At times they don’t really get what they want, but they get what is meant for them. And then, without cribbing about anything they move to the next target. THEY JUST DON’T STOP!!