"Our fate lies within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it" - Princess Merida from Brave.
It doesn't take a champion scarer, a world-class chef, or a heroic space ranger to realize that Pixar tells the finest adventure stories. The geniuses behind our favorite pull-string cowboy, red and black spandex-sporting superhero family, and lovable golden retriever named Dug, are masters of their craft. They've successfully taught many of life's vital lessons in the greatest possible way ever: through the beautiful medium of animation.
Just Keep Swimming
No matter how hard life beats you and no matter how cruel this world seems, you've got to just keep swimming. Dory has taken more punches than Muhammad Ali, and yet she's more positive than Olaf in summer! So when life gets you down, you know what you need to do? Just keep swimming.
A True Friend Will Go To Infinity And Beyond With You
We're all hiking through this beautiful, dangerous jungle of life. Without a true friend to support you, life will wreck you. Find a friend who will go to infinity and beyond with you. Find a true friend who will look you in the eyes and say with one hundred percent honesty, "You've got a friend in me."
Family Is Everything
There's one thing you must cherish in life and that is family. Never take your family for granted, because who are we to control what happens tomorrow? Family is everything. Adore them, serve them, and fight for them. Become the family that everyone aspires to; the family that fights like heroes.
Life Is An Adventure
Life is an adventure so treat it as such! Step back and laugh. Enjoy yourself. Be excited for how far you've come and where you're going! Keep the end goal in mind and nothing can stop you. So what are you waiting for? Go have an adventure of a lifetime!
You Decide Your Fate
If you had the chance to change your fate, would you take it? Truth is, you are the only one that can control your fate. No one gets to decide who you'll be, where you'll end up, or how you'll go about doing things. You decide your fate, and that's a beautifully and magically glorious thing. Forge your own destiny. Become the person you yearn to be, not the person you were supposed to be.
Work Hard And Nothing Can Stop You
Don't stop believing, because whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right? If you put in an A+ effort every time, all the time, there is literally nothing that can stop you. Your chance of success becomes 100 percent when you make the decision to never give up. Push, push, push until you're the king of the mountain. Be the scariest, most fearless, lovable, monster you can be!
Show The World You Can
Your only limit is your soul, so show the world you can. Be like Remy the Rat. Defy the norms and seize your dreams. Who cares if everyone else around you laughs at you or mocks you? Show them that you're just as strong as them. Don't let anyone define your limits. Become a master chef of this muddled recipe called life!
Nothing Lasts Forever
Nothing lasts forever, not even Andy's infallible love for Woody and Buzz. There is going to come a point where you will have to say goodbye to close friends and family. Whether it's you moving off to college or starting a family, or even mourning the passing of a loved one, it'll be heartbreaking and painful. Cherish every moment you have with your family and friends and then learn to embrace change. Change will happen; are you ready for it?
Love Is Endless
Carl and Ellie are a flawless example of true Princess Bride-style love. Love is endless, and they shine that beautiful truth everywhere they go. You want to know the secret to a happy marriage? It's true love, a love that surpasses time and space. It's a love that seeks adventure and finds it. And it's a love that goes to infinity and beyond.