“That glitch shouldn’t be allowed to race.”
“She’s a mistake.”
These lines from the movie “Wreck-It Ralph” stuck in my head as my family and I watched one of the main characters, Vanellope Von Schweetz, fight for a chance to race.
Vanellope was that “glitch” in the video game, Sugar Rush, that would flash in and out as if ready to disappear. Everybody in her land believed that she shouldn’t even exist.
So she lived in a hidden cave all by herself. Alone. Outcast.
She was bullied by the other girl racers, who called her “an accident waiting to happen” and destroyed her car so she couldn’t race.
But check out what she says…
“I’m a racer. It’s in my code.”
Despite what others kept telling her, she knew who she was. Deep in her gut, she knew she was a racer. Even though she had never driven a real race cart before.
Now that’s being sure of yourself.
She fought for her chance to race, no matter what others said to discourage her. What’s amazing is that instead of letting her “glitching” become a handicap, she found a way to glitch herself out of tight spots. She turned what others saw as a mistake, an accident waiting to happen, into a very unique strength.
It would do all of us a lot of good to admit our mistakes than to pretend like we don’t make any. We all make mistakes, but we are not a mistake.
Anybody who wants to succeed at anything has failed many, many times first. Each time we fail at doing something creates a chance to discover greatness.
Feel free to share with us in the comments: Do you sense “in your code” what you are born to be or do?
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