When Forrest was sitting on the bench telling the woman his memories of childhood, his story reaches a moment when he reveals his special ability to run.
The bad boys were throwing rocks at Forrest. He was in the midst of being chased down by speeding bicycles. Just when it looked like they were going to catch him, Forrest puts on an extra burst of speed and his leg braces break away and fly off his legs. Forrest leaves his foes standing in the dust.
Forrest says to the woman, “Now you wouldn’t believe it if I told you, but I could run like the wind blows.”
Forrest said it with complete confidence.
Forrest said it with pure pride.
Forrest said it matter-of-factly.
What Forrest said was true.
Here is the reality … it’s not bragging if it’s true.
What can you say about yourself with complete confidence?
What can you say about yourself with pure pride?
What special skills do you have … that you can tells others matter-of-factly?
Never forget … it’s not bragging if it’s true.
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Next Blog Date: August 29, 2011
Steve Weber is a Forrest Gump tribute artist, speaker, event maker, blogger, and aspiring author. He uses the simple, yet powerful, truths of Forrest Gump to turn meetings into events. You can learn more at SpeakingGump.com.