The Secret Ingredient

Did you watch the film “Kung Fu Panda”? I don’t know why I didn’t watch it before last night, but I’m really glad I did finally see it. Needless to say, being about kung fu, the central theme of the movie is self-belief. Confidence really is “the secret ingredient” for success in life.

The movie demonstrated this important fact in two main ways. The panda’s dad had a noodle shop which was extremely successful, and everyone went there for the special noodles which contained “the secret ingredient”. Everyone raved about the noodles with the secret ingredient, even the son, the panda. It 離婚したくない場合の奥の手 was only at the end of the film that he found out that there was no secret ingredient; it was just everyone’s belief that there was this secret that made everyone find it so special. Just the thought made people expect that it would be special and so it then tasted special.

This of course perfectly demonstrates the fact that your own self-belief, your own expectations pave the way to your own perception of reality, and therefore create your reality. The belief that there was a special ingredient actually made the noodles TASTE better. Your perceptions are colored by your beliefs in relation to everything in life. Your internal beliefs, your sense of self shapes all of your experiences and so it is vital that one has belief in oneself, confidence in yourself.

The other theme of the movie was finding the dragon warrior, the best kung fu expert, and this warrior would get to see what was on a secret scroll. There was much competition for this valued position, but somehow, accidentally the overweight panda who knew little about kung fu ended up being named as this warrior. The movie highlighted again and again the importance of belief and trust, the vital importance of believing in yourself and trusting in your own ability to succeed. It also demonstrated the fact that how you look makes no difference, and even your physical ability has little importance when compared to your inner belief, your inner confidence and resolution to succeed.