The action in this movie is during World War 2 when Alan Turing, a genius professor, tries to crack the German Enigma code (you can find more about it here). There are a few interesting topics in this movie, but I’ve found very interesting how people react to a different and unique opinion.
All of us have some crazy ideas from time to time and we’re getting so excited about them that we want to share with our friends. But how are our friends reacting most of the time? They would immediately find reasons why it won’t work, don’t they? This pessimist mindset based on different types of fear is pretty common nowadays and it’s killing more dreams than ever.
Sometimes a mindset like this is good because it brings up potential flaws. The problem is that most of the time we’re dropping that idea completely instead of thinking about solutions. A goal oriented mindset can overcome almost any flaw not necessarily by knowing how to fix it, but by knowing how to find out how to fix it.
The dream-killers are all around us and they can’t wait to prove us wrong so we need a strong mindset to deal with them and with all the challenges that come with bringing our ideas to life. There is this proverb that fits the best here:
“The nail that sticks out gets hammered down” – A Japanese Proverb