What Star Wars Is Teaching Me
April 13, 2017 4 Comments
I wasn’t introduced to the Star Wars universe until I was in middle school, when theaters everywhere re-released the digitally-enhanced original three as a prelude to the long-awaited prequels.
I liked the original Star Wars movie as much as any boy is expected to, but I never collected the bubble gum or action figures or anything like that. became a die-hard fan of Lucas’ intergalactic universe until Disney’s release of The Force Awakens, and my faith has been secured in the franchise after recently watching Rogue One on blur-ray.
But as I was watching it, I couldn’t help but shake my head and think about what a fortune was lost on behalf of 20th Century Fox, who had a pot of gold sitting in their lap that Disney took full advantage of.
Disney saw potential in what Fox clearly considered a lost cause. I applaud business people who take chances on what others don’t believe in. I’m glad Bob Iger saw redemption potential in a franchise that died a slow and painful death in the early part of this century.
Because someone still believed, the Force was awakened and is now stronger than it’s ever been.
If you have a person or a project or a dream you think is a lost cause, don’t give up on it. Don’t sell it short. Don’t walk away. Keep at it. Keep writing, keep chasing, keep pursuing, keep on loving that lost cause.
There just might be untapped potential.