Last week I had this idea for a new blog post series that it’s gonna be fun and informative at the same time. Everyone likes movies. Right? Some of them also teach us valuable life lessons. Why not then? Let’s start this series with my favourite hexalogy, which is Star Wars (yes, I’m a Star Wars geek and proud). Read to understand why.

  • Discipline
    Anakin is stubborn, he rushes through events without thinking a plan first; he is arrogant and cocky. That’s why Obi-wan tries to teach him how to be more obedient and the reasons why. He wants Anakin to become a great man and Jedi Knight. Some of you might learn it at school, some at the army and some by your family. Some people don’t use it though and you need it in every situation you encounter in life.
The Life Upgrades - Obi Wan and Anakin
  • Patience
    Luke learns that lesson from Yoda when he thinks that he can’t lift his X-wing with the force. There going to be times that you will expect something to happen because you put all your effort into it, but it doesn’t. I know it’s a bummer; still you need to have patience. By staying focused to your cause and keep trying you will get rewarded.
  • Mentors can teach you a lot
    Obi-wan had Qui-gon, Anakin had Obi-wan and Luke had Obi-wan and Yoda. Every mentor passes down his/her knowledge and wisdom to his/her mentee. They teach you the things that you can’t learn at school, they guide you through life/business/relationships, they give you valuable advices and they help you in anything you need help with. Find a few or at least one that you can relate to your lifestyle and listen to him/her.
The Life Upgrades - Mentors
  • Believe in yourself
    Han Solo believed in his self and piloted in an asteroid field to save everyone. When C-3PO told him that his chance of passing through is very low he told him “Never tell me the odds” and then he succeeded. If you don’t believe in you and your skills then you won’t be able to achieve what you want in life. In order to make others trust you, first start trusting yourself.
  • Negotiate with reason
    When Qui-gon wanted to save Jar Jar from his people because they were gonna kill him, he said to Boss Rugor Nass that he saved Jar Jar’s life, thus making him the owner of Jar Jar. Even though Boss got furious he couldn’t go against his rules. When you try to make a deal you need to persuade the other person why should he/she accept your offer. If you just tell him/her what you want then the deal 9 out of 10 times won’t go the way you want it to go.
  • Pay your debts
    Han Solo owed a lot of money to Jabba the Hutt, the one that controlled the underworld of Tatooine. Han never went back to pay his debt and the Bounty Hunter Boba Fett brought Han carbonated to Jabba. People buy houses, clothes, cars and other things all the time even if they can’t afford them. It’s nice purchasing items you like, but if you don’t pay them right away or after a few months the banks will hunt you down. Ok, not the same way as Jabba but still.
The Life Upgrades - Pay your debts
  • Don’t judge others
    Yoda didn’t seem like a big deal in Luke’s eyes. Yoda’s response was “Size matters not. Judge me by my size, do you?” while showing him how powerful he is even at age of almost 900 years old. People like to judge others by their race, heights, gender, weight etc. That makes people with a few extra kilos insecure. By judging their appearance you never get to see their amazing characters.
  • Don’t look for just power/wealth
    Sith like Darth Sidious aka Emperor Palpatine desire only power. Even Anakin forgot how much he loved Padme after becoming Darth Vader. That made them lonely and had nothing to care for. They lose their purpose and love for other people and things. Having money and power is great but it’s not the only thing that matters in life. Take care of yourself to be healthy, stay close to family and friends and do things you love.
The Life Upgrades - Star Wars Power
  • Let go of your fears
    As Yoda said to Luke “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” Fear holds everyone back in different kind of situations whether that is achieving our dreams or not forgetting the pass and moving on. If you want to grow and become a better version of yourself then you need to let go of that fear by facing it. Then you will be free to go on.
  • Be prepared
    All Star Wars’ fans remember the quote “It’s a trap” that Admiral Ackbar said to the rebel fleet when they were approaching the Death Star. Sometimes things aren’t as perfect as they seem. Always stay prepared with a plan B ready to go and don’t have high expectations about something until you know it’s a done deal.
  • Death is natural
    “Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force.” – Yoda. All of us lost and/or we will lose some of our favourite people in the world. Death is part of life. It’s really hard and we can’t believe that we lost that special person. I, myself experienced that with a great friend. At the beginning it’s normal to mourn them, cry and feel bad for losing them. At some point we need to accept the fact that they are not gonna be around in the physical form. But they will be with us as spirits, good memories or whichever way we want them to be.

Those are the lessons I learned from watching Star Wars. I hope you liked them and also this new series. Some of you might have found more lessons, still these ones are powerful ones and if you use them in your life you will become wiser over the years.

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