Toy Story is my favorite movie of all time. I grew up watching all of the movies and fell in love with the characters on the screen. In fact, it would be the only movie that I could sit and be quiet for the entire time while it was on because I love it so much.
One of the most famous lines from Toy Story is "Reach for the sky". This is a line that the legendary Woody says and there is a lot of meaning behind it. The meaning can be interpreted in many different ways, and to me, it's all about achieving your goals.
To me, reach for the sky is about leaving your comfort zone, being ambitious, and not settling for what you currently have. If you want something better, then go for it and don't quit while getting it. This line resonates with me as I live by it.
It's no secret that I am an ambitious person and that I want to be bettering myself in everything I do. I am constantly challenging myself to leave my comfort zone, trying new things, and experiencing life to its fullest. On top of that, I have goals that are hard to achieve but I am working to get them done.
It would be a dream to get a 3.8 GPA one semester and every semester I go without getting one limits the time I have left to get it. With that in mind, I am learning what I did wrong in every semester so I can improve upon those failures and not do them again the following semester. Right now, my study skills need to improve because I am smart and I understand the content of my classes, but I struggle with relaying that on the exams. I hate that.
I am reaching for the sky with this goal of getting that high GPA. Once I hit this goal, the next goal will be something even more ambitious. The opportunities are endless, and you can always shoot for something higher.
Having this quote be in the back of my mind at such an early age has done a lot for me. It has taught me to not give up when I fail. It has taught me that no goal is too ambitious because I can do anything, I put my mind too. It's a big reason as to why I am the amazing person I am today.
I grew up watching Toy Story and I will always have a love for it because it taught me so much about life.
Toy Story itself is filled with lessons that are incredible to be teaching to everyone, not just young kids. It teaches us to not lose our imagination, to always be our friend to someone, to not give up and to go for those hard goals, and the list goes on. This is one of the many reasons why it is my favorite movie.
Whether you're reaching for the sky, going "to infinity and beyond", leave your comfort zone and aim for those ambitious goals. You can achieve them and you can do anything you put your mind too.