5 Life Lessons Learned from Indiana Jones | Nerd Fitness


I love Dr. Indiana Jones. And come on, what kind of nerd doesn’t dream of traveling the globe, going on epic adventures, discovering hidden treasures, and living a life of mystery and excitement?  Sure, Dr. Jones might be fictional, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some serious life lessons we can draw from this absolutely spectacular trilogy.

Yeah, you heard me, trilogy.  Try to tell me there’s a 4th movie and I’ll punch you in the throat.  IT NEVER HAPPENED.


Where was I?  Oh right, Indiana Jones and the Epic Life.

Here’s how to find your own Holy Grail.

Believe the Unbelievable

What if the Ark of the Covenant, a container that held the remains of the ten commandments, actually existed?

What if the Holy Grail, the chalice of Jesus Christ, could actually grant eternal life?

Throughout these adventures, Indiana spent his time chasing down artifacts that nobody else believed existed – he was questioned at every turn by people telling him to grow up and get realistic – after all, these were merely folk tales and legends.

These naysayers went out of their way to tell Dr. Jones that he’s was chasing impossibility; what he wanted could not be accomplished.

Luckily, Indiana told these chumps to go to Hell and continued his search.  He believed in his heart that the stories were real.  Sure enough, they were.

Take that haters!

What we can learn: What do you want in your life right now that seems impossible?  Maybe you want to get out of debt, run a marathon, qualify for the Olympics, land a 900 on a skateboard, or climb Mt. Everest.  You probably have this ridiculous dream in your head that doesn’t actually seem real – it’s far easier to dream than to believe it’s possible.  After all, dreaming is free…believing will eventually require action, which scares the crap out of people.

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