“Momma always says there’s an awful lot you could tell about a person by their shoes. Where they’re going. Where they’ve been … I’ve worn lots of shoes. I bet if I think about it real hard, I could remember my first pair of shoes … Momma said they’d take me anywhere.”
Forrest certainly did wear many different shoes. This chart shows some of those different shoes. Forrest’s shoes included football cleats, soldier boots, ping-pong tennis shoes, shrimp boat rubber boots, father loafers, and husband shoes. Plus the running shoes that took him across America –four times! Forrest wore lots of shoes.
Here’s the deal …
You too wear lots of shoes.
You too get to decide where your shoes will take you.
Here’s why …
You are a husband or wife.
You are a parent.
You are a leader in your community.
You are a member of a church.
You are a neighbor.
You are a co-worker.
You are an inspiration to others.
You are an entrepreneur.
You are a man or woman doing your best … on a daily basis.
Your shoes may be starting to wear out.
Your feet may hurt.
You keep going because you want to.
You keep going because you have no choice.
You keep going because you have Gumption.
What do the shoes you’ve worn tell others about your life chapters?
What do the shoes you’ve worn tell you about yourself?
Where are your shoes going to take you next?
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Steve Weber is a speaker, Forrest Gump tribute artist, facilitator, blogger, and author. The three principles of Gumption are specifically designed to get you (and your team) to Function with Gumption. Steve uses the simple, yet powerful, life lessons from the movie Forrest Gump to bring positivity back into the workplace. Learn more at SpeakingGump.com.