“The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy. Fighting superior technology, Man’s best weapon is the will to survive.” (promo for the movie Independence Day, released July 4, 1996)
Ever have an alien that you need to punch and kick like Will Smith did in Independence Day (1996)? You know, “Welcome [it] to Earth?”
[Watch this short movie trailer; in fact, take time to watch the whole movie today if you can. It’s my favorite “summer blockbuster” of all time. And it makes me feel good – prepares me for my own battles.]
Sooner or later you will have an alien encounter. Your Alien’s intent will be to invade and destroy; it will seem superior to any weapons or defenses you have against it – at first. As long as you have a will to survive, you can win.
And sooner or later, you’re going to find yourself in a desert, where it all comes down to face-to-face, one-on-one battle, “mano-a-mano” with your Alien. That will be your turning point, win or lose. That scene sets up the rest of your story, the climax, and the battle’s outcome forecasts who is likely to win the war – either you or the Alien.
What is your Alien?
I’ve been fighting an alien for a while now, but only recently met it face-to-face in the desert so I could recognize it for what it really was, so I could catch my Alien with it’s armor down. That was my game-changer. I think I know how to attack the mother ship now. I can’t do it alone, though. I’ll need the help of my coaches, my support network, my family, my team, my God.
How about you? What will it take for you to give your Alien a knock-out punch?