If you haven’t watched The Greatest Showman on Disney Plus, you need to do so ASAP. It stars Hugh Jackman, Zendaya, and Zac Efron – and it’s filled with incredible music and a positive message. Here are some beautiful, inspirational messages to take away from the film:
“You don’t need everyone to love you, just a few good people.”
You can’t please everyone and you can’t impress everyone. But that doesn’t make a difference because you don’t need the whole world to like you. Quality matters more than quantity. As long as you have a close circle of people who love you and support you, that’s all that matters. That means more than approval from a million strangers.
“No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.”
Even though you might feel like you don’t fit in with the crowd, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In the end, the people who make a difference are unique. They are unapologetically themselves. They stand out because they refuse to pretend they’re someone they’re not. You should be proud that you have the courage to be exactly who you are.
“Comfort, the enemy of progress.”
Even though you might feel safe inside your comfort zone, it’s important to push yourself. Challenge yourself. You don’t want to get so comfortable that you stop trying to better your situation, that you get accustomed to a subpar existence. If you want to succeed, you’re going to need to go through some tough moments. You can’t always be comfortable and that’s okay.
“When you’re careless with other people, you bring ruin upon yourself.”
You shouldn’t manipulate, lie, or take advantage of other people because it’s going to backfire on you. Not only are you going to cause others pain, but you’re going to cause trouble for yourself in the process. You can’t get away with being cruel for long – and even if you could, why would you want to?
“I am brave. I am bruised. This is who I’m meant to be. This is me.”
You should never be ashamed of your perceived flaws or imperfections. You should be proud to show the world who you are – and if other people don’t like what they see, that’s their problem. Your concern shouldn’t be making others comfortable. It should be learning how to love yourself exactly the way you are. It should be remembering you have worth and value, even if others are unable to see it.
“It’s up to you, and it’s up to me. No one can say what we get to be.”
You get to make your own decisions. You don’t need permission from anyone else to follow a certain path. Do whatever feels right for you because it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. All that matters is that you’re happy at the end of the day.
“Every night I lie in bed, the brightest colors fill my head. A million dreams are keeping me awake.”
Never stop dreaming. Even if others warn you that you’re never going to reach your dreams, they can’t tell the future. They don’t know what you’re capable of achieving. Keep going because you have what it takes to succeed.