Are You Hiding Away?

On the weekend we went to see the children’s movie Frozen in the cinema. The children all enjoyed it…. Okay I did too. Without trying to wreck the movie for those of you that are going to go see the movie, I am going to cover off one of the lessons I learnt from the movie.

One of the main characters in the film is a princess with the magic ability to turn things icy with her bare hands. As the story goes one day her magic ability did harm, so her parents locked the doors to the castle and hid her away, without telling anyone why. Not even her younger sister knew why. When their parents passed away in an accident, she was to be Queen. At the celebration of her coronation her younger sister and her had a fight and the magical powers  came out and caused havoc.

So, I ask myself was it best to hide the magical powers all these years or would it have been better to have them out in the open? What would have been the consequences of being out in the open earlier?

It seems that by hiding the magical powers the princess, now Queen, was exposed to a more dangerous situation when she was found out. Hiding the magical powers did not resolve the problem, it just made it worst when the magical powers were exposed. I think about my life and the problems and issues I have from time to time…. as we all have. I know there are times that if I asked for help earlier I would not be in as big a hole as I may be in at the time.

  • Are the problems or issues that you are hiding away?
  • Is there someone that can help you, if you only asked?
  • Is hiding the problem or issue going to solve the problem or just make it worst?

About Attila Ovari

Attila Ovari is passionate about life and thrives on empowering others, in particular when it comes to leadership. Attila has in excess of 17 years of experience in the private, government, not for profit and volunteer sectors. He also has formal qualifications in business, management, training and legal services. He is currently study towards his Masters of Business Administration. Attila’s sense of adventure has taken him around the world. His passion for travel includes a number of community projects in developing nations and he has conducted business on four contingents around the globe. Attila has a passion for speaking, writing, training, coaching and consulting individuals, teams and organisations to achieve greatness. Attila writes at his personal blog, where you will find his contact details.

Posted on Tuesday, 07 Jan 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. we had a similar convo w/ our kids…to hide or not to hide? what are the consequences of each, and is it black or white or shade of gray (not 50, BTW). they decided best not to hide, but also to “come out” in conjunction with educating others to dispel fears. kids are always wiser than adults. (they loved olaf, too…never heard them laugh so hard)

  2. Thanks for sharing Attila! I do agree with the principles but I’m really just dropping by to say that I watched this movie with my family also and it was one of the most adorable animation movies ever! I love the Olaf the Snowman and my children have learned all of the songs. Seeing your blogpost just brought back the memory so I wanted to say thanks for that. All the best.

  3. I think that hiding problems or issues only makes it worse, far better to be open.

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