Friday, August 13, 2010

Lessons Learned from Lou Ferrigno

Sometimes I just need some good old fashioned inspiration, and when I do, I turn to "The Incredible Hulk" (1978).For some reason Lou Ferrigno, the body builder who played the Hulk, has come up in conversation a lot lately, so I decided to start watching the first season. In the first episode Dr. Banner is researching people who have shown incredible strength in times of need (like a mother lifting a car to save her son). The belief that we only use 20% of our strength is the basis of the research, but what really drives Dr. Banner is unlocking the strength he wishes he had when he couldn't save his wife from a deadly car accident. So, he of course doses himself with a million or so gamma units and turns into the Hulk every time he's angry or hurt. Why does this story appeal to me so much?

I guess I would just love to be able to hulk out sometimes. I just want to unlock my strength and just go crazy on  some of my tougher goals. I'd love to do everything I know I can do and everything I don't know I can do and really accomplish something incredible. Right now the only thing standing in my was is the fact that there are 82 episodes of The Incredible Hulk that are at least an hour each. If I'm not careful I could watch it for three hours a day for an entire month, or with the exception of 8 hours of work and 8 hours of sleep, I could watch it nonstop for about 10 days. Hmmm, I think I should read up on overcoming addiction now. Good Day.