Shawshank Redemption – Redefining persistence…

Shawshank Redemption has been one of my favorite movies for a long time.

Here’s my take:

The protagonist in Shawshank Redemption
is an amazing person and he was willing to wait a few years (working
silently) to finally achieve his objectives. Most professionals today
have an opposite attitude. They want instant results and instant
success. Unfortunately, life does not operate that way 🙂

I posted about this characteristic in the Distinguish Yourself series under the title “Think long term

The protagonist completely redefines the meaning of the word “persistence”.

I was speaking with Seth Gottlieb this morning who shares the same opinion about the movie. Here’s Seth’s take on the movie:

“There is this hard to describe quality
to Andy Dufresne.  He is as relaxed as a Budha even in a brutal
environment. He is strong without being aggressive. He suffers without
being a martyr. He teaches without being atronizing. Crafty without
being sinister. He is clever and patient and sees angles that others
are not able to perceive. Tim Robbins did an amazing job portraying
this character.”