Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story — Three Lessons from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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Show Notes:

Today, Joe and I home in on one specific aspect of becoming the hero of your own story: overcoming the darkness within.

And we couldn’t think of a more perfect saga to illustrate these concepts than Star Wars. We share three lessons from The Rise of Skywalker (and a few of the older movies as well):

  1. In order to choose the light, you have to understand what you are choosing.
  2. Expect mistakes and deviations with the understanding that you are never a lost cause.
  3. People are not uni-dimensional.

We talk about shame, confronting your weaknesses while the stakes are low, “rescuing” others, how opposition in all things leads us to more freely exercise our agency, and more.

Episode One-Liner: “In order to defeat the darkness, you must bring it into the light” – Seth Adam Smith

Episode Action Item: The next time you make a mistake, remember “the cliff versus the road” model, and rather than dwelling in shame, do what it takes to get back on track.

Thank you so much for being here!

❤ Jenny


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13 thoughts on “Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story — Three Lessons from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

  1. Jenny, this is wonderful, needful encouragement in this time. Mistakes are certainly part of life, and some can “knock the wind from our sails.” Yet, bringing the light of God’s truth to even the darkest situation, brings hope. God bless and continue to be with you guys as you encourage our community. ♥

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    1. Thank you, sweet friend ❤ Absolutely. This one was particularly difficult to record without spending the whole time talking about Jesus and His grace! I am so grateful for the light I have found in His ever-present love.

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