Everything I needed to learn about success, I learned from the Muppet Movie
You can learn a lot about success from the Muppet Movie.
Jim Henson was a genius. He created one of the greatest form of entertainment when he took puppets and created the Muppets. The first Muppet movie, Muppet Movie, also showed to everyone, young and old, what it takes to be successful.
In the Muppet Movie, Kermit the Frog shows many rules we need to know about success.
In the movie, we follow Kermit the Frog in his quest for success. He faces all sorts of problems and overcomes them to be a success.
Here are five rules of success you can learn from the Muppet Movie:
5. Never settle for something you do not want.
All through the Muppet Movie, Doc Hopper is making offers to Kermit the Frog to represent his frog leg franchise. Obviously, Kermit is repulsed by the idea. Still, the offers increase to the point that it would have been much easier just to give in. How many times do you settle for something you aren’t comfortable with because the money is right.
4. Face your problems.
Doc Hopper continued to chase Kermit till Kermit faced him down. If you have something nagging you, take care of the situation. It will only grow if you ignore it.
3.Trade up when the opportunity appears.
Just like trading in Fozzy Bear’s Studebaker. Sometimes the offer is better than you expect. You need room to grow.
2. Take others with you.
There is no shortage of success. Help other become successful too. It will help you also. Would Kermit have gotten his dream all by himself? Those he brought with him helped him too.
1. Take action, never take no, and never give up,
Kermit had to risk a comfortable life in the swamp to try for his dream. He also had a time limit to achieve that dream. Start right away.
Do not let no set you back. Sometime people say no because the time is not right for them. Later they may change their minds just like Electric Mayhem. Sometimes you need to ignore the no altogether and push forward just like Muppets did when the secretary told them they could not see the Hollywood producer.
Many times in the Muppet Movie it looks like Kermit the Frog will not see his dream. Even at the end, just as they are starting to roll the cameras, things look like they are falling apart. Just hold on, sometimes the most spectacular event is just about to happen.
At the end of the Muppet Movie, the following is added to the end of song Kermit sings above at the beginning of the movie.
Life’s like a movie write your own ending
Keep believing, keep pretending
We’ve done just what we set out to do
Someday, you’ll find it,
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers
I know, that’s more than five. You can learn a lot from Kermit the Frog. I wonder if he’s related to Yoda. They’re both green.