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5 Life Changing Lessons That You Can Learn From 'Yes Man' The Movie

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This movie was released last year but why it is related with life and personal growth? It is really a magnificent movie if you are able to extract some important keys to live life happily. Therefore, let me do the work for you. I have analyzed the movie and learned many important keys to live life the way we want. If you haven't watch the movie yet then read the plot of the movie here. I will explain the lessons and at the end of each lesson I will describe how we can implement in our lives.

All right now let us begin.

Lesson 5 - Do not let your past to take control over you.
This is the Ultimate lesson that I learned in this movie. In Yes Man, Carl will be deeply affected with the divorce and his previous relationship. He let this event in his life to take control over him by avoiding his friends and lock himself equipped with some DVD movies to kill off his time at his apartment.

What you can do: If you really have so much of pain especially your past life, then this is the time for you to take decision to kill them off with positive actions. Go out with your friends. Spend some time doing what you love. The key is to make yourself busy until you do not have sufficient time to think about your painful past. You can choose to be happy.

Lesson 4 - Ignoring or avoiding opportunities.
There are many opportunities that shows up to Carl in many events but he refused all of them by saying 'No'. He was really good at that in rejecting opportunities. Some of the opportunities that came to him are so precious whereby he could have been promoted at a very early stage. The 'No' word has put him in the place where there would be no growth.

What you can do: There would be no growth in life if we keep on pushing away opportunities that shows up. Saying yes to some of the opportunities by taking action on them can change your life. You can begin now with simple changes whereby saying yes to your kid to have a picnic at weekend. It can be anything and you just have to remember the key where if you take action on opportunities, there will be growth in your life.

Lesson 3 - Saying Yes can open your mind to new possibilities.
After Carl attend the seminar, he will make a covenant to say yes to every opportunities that presents themselves. He will be able to discover different areas of life even a very good experience whereby he would be able to save a man from jumping from his apartment. He learned how to play guitar, flight lessons, even learning how to speak Korean.

What you can do: There is a very simple and easy thing that you can do. Let us do this together as fun. Just for one week try to say yes to things that you usually will say no. You do not have to push yourself hard as Carl as in the movie but you can do it according to your will and desire. Try to do new things such as learning a new piece of instrument. Have FUN.

Lesson 2 - There is nothing wrong in giving to others.
It is true because whatever we give it will return to us in hundred fold. Every good thing that we do or give to others will return to us for our favor. There is one sweet example in this movie where Carl after attending the seminar will give a ride back home for an old guy and even give all of his money to him. This would be something bad for Carl but because of giving away all of his money he will get Allison in his life where he will meet her at the petrol station(his ultimate precious gift).

What you can do: Start to give away your money to the one who needs them. You do not have to give everything away but just a part in excess. That is not all because there is something else that you can give in abundant and the good news is it is free. It can be nothing else than love. This force is so powerful until it can bring so many good things to your life if you do that without any expectation. Start to give money and love to the one who truly needs them. You will start to see the changes.

Lesson 1 - Live Life The Way You Truly Want IT.
This is my favorite and important lesson that I learned from this movie. It is doing what we truly love in our lives. Most of us are struggling to do so even Carl from the movie. After he begin to take actions on every opportunities he will start to live life the way he want.

What you can do: There is one easy and simple thing that yo can do to live life the way you want. The very first step is to discover what are your passions. When you have realized them you can live life passionately by taking actions on them.

Life should be fun and happy. We are here to enjoy and use all the creations of this Universe. If not, then why are they here? We are going to be here only once so why we cannot live life the way we want it? We can actually...Start to say Yes to Life now. You can start now by saying yes to subscribing to MySweetLuck Updates through Email or RSS.

p.s. Do you have any other lessons that you found to be interesting in this movie? What are the lessons that changed your perception about life? Do you have any other views about this movie and the lessons? Please share in comments...


  1. What are your views about 'Yes Man'

  2. this is one of the greatest movie that I have ever wathced. I'm a great fan of Jim Carrey and I think this is one of his best movie too. Very good lessons you got Michael keep up the good work...


  3. I also learned that you don't have to say yes to everything. You have the power to choose what you say yes to. Carl learned that in the end after causing the guru to get in an accident!

    You are only free when you can choose what to say yes to. Saying yes to everything can be a sort of bondage in itself.


  4. I totally agree with you Gerlaine....I really learned a lot from the movie. Saying Yes to all can be disasterous but at the same time saying yes to things that you have never said before can open you up to new possibilities....Very good view point Gerlaine...

  5. Great movie. Even if it is a bit exaggerated it really tells some good things.


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