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The Pacific Ocean was obstacle. His opponent was his own fears of overcoming that obstacle.
He made a plan to escape. The day arrived and Hanks set sail aboard a make shift, rinky dink raft of logs tied together with tree bark and video tape.
He met every adversity South Pacific could throw at him. It wasn't easy, but finally, rescue came.
The movie portrayed a very intense drama. An analogy of what life is like for many people. Thousands of folks every day feel trapped in a nowhere life. They feel like their life is being wasted, like they are going nowhere, on a nowhere island with little hope of escape.
Every day these people trudge off to a boring and hopeless job that offers only an existence but no real sense of satisfaction in life as accomplishing anything.
These people know there is a better life out there, a life they so desire, yet it seems so far away. They are trapped on their own island of despair.
Held there, not by island itself, but by their own fears of not being able to overcome adversity and opposition that lies between them and their dreams.
A few do escape from that island. They are ones who finally become sick and tired of living a wasted life, they are ones who overcome fear inside.
They start out from their island, not really knowing if they will make it or not. But they look that sea of difficulties square in eye and say, in unforgettable words of Admiral David Farragut, "Damn torpedoes, full speed ahead."
Dave Cole Editor/Publisher Prosperity: The Choice Is Yours http://choosetoprosper.com