A few movies are more than just entertainment. When it comes to Aamir Khan’s movies, that is usually always true. They leave a piece of them with the audience and motivate them to live a better life. Dangal was one of those rare movies that inspired us.
Dangal was the most awaited films of 2016 and it surely stood up to its expectations. Even though, the movie had a very simple storyline about a father-daughter relationship and his dreams of making his country proud, the movie offered so much more than just that. It was an enriching film, which showcased the importance of hard work and also proved that girls are no less than boys! Here are 5 inspiring lessons that Dangal taught us:
Your goals have no age, no gender and definitely no shortcut
When Mahavir Singh Phogat couldn’t win a gold medal in wrestling for the country himself, he relied on his sons to fulfill his incomplete dream. Unfortunately, destiny had other plans and he became a father of 4 daughters. He realizes that daughters are no less than sons and starts training them with equal zest. He enlightens us with the fact that no matter how young or old you may be, you should work on your goals. He teaches them that there’s no shortcut to success.
“My daughters are not any less than any boy.”
2. Patience is the key to triumph
“Medalists aren’t born they have to be created with love, hard work & sincere efforts”
Mahavir Singh Phogat never gave up on his dream and made sure that his daughters worked equally hard. He teaches them that patience is the key to victory. It taught us that bad and good days are just a cycle of life. Despite the various defeats that Geeta faced, her father taught her to be patient and learn from her failures and not be disheartened.
3. Believe in yourself
One can not succeed unless the believe in their own self. Your biggest strength is your belief in your self.
Geeta believed in herself. She comes across a situation wherein it is almost impossible for her to score 5 points and win the gold medal that she dreamt of, but she believes in herself and her goal. She scores the impossible 5 points by believing in herself and trusting that she could do the impossible!
She didn’t want to be just a memory, she wanted to be a legend!
“If you bring Silver people will forget you one day or another but if you win Gold then you will set a precedent which will be told again and again & not forget.”
4. Never celebrate too early
Geeta became too overconfident after winning the Nationals. She challenged her father, who was her mentor and she forgot that she still wasn’t close to her goal. She kept losing all the International matches and got a good blow. She started celebrating her victory too early and got distracted from her aim.
“Us ek second ka intezaar kar jab saamne wala galati kare”
5. You need to fight your own battle
Your parents or your mentors might be there today but they won’t always be there to help you out. It is you who has to be your own hero. They can only teach us the strategies but we have to make use of their teachings and make do with our lives. Don’t be over dependent on anyone other than yourself.
“As a father, I will not be there always to protect you; I can only teach you to fight but it is only you who has to fight your own battle.”
The story of Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters is an inspiration in reel as well as in real life. The team behind Dangal has made a good effort to showcase their journey of hardships and crave out an inspiration from their story. Hope this will inspire few of us and help them achieve their goals for this new year and etch an memory for lifetime.