What We Can Learn 2 Years After Lost
Last week was the two-year anniversary of the end of Lost. You can tell the impact of a TV show when people are still talking about it two years later. Some people loved how it ended. For others, it ruined the entire six-year run for them.
As I paused and remembered the show fondly, I thought of what many of us could learn from the show.
It pays to be different
From the weird storylines to the flashback, flashforwards, flash sideways and parallel storylines, Lost was unlike anything else on TV. If we want to be successful at our blogs, marriages, faith or you name it, it pays to be different. It pays to do things differently than everyone else. There is the temptation for many of us to be the next Jon Acuff, Jeff Goins or you fill in the blank. How about trying to be the first YOU?
It pays to be excellent
All of the things that made Lost different would have been for naught if it hadn’t been good. It was well written. The acting was good. It was well run and promoted. Everything about the show was done with excellence.
It pays to have a plan
Around season 3, it was announced that season 6 would be the end. From that point on, everything was done to get to the end. The plan was for every story told to build to the end. Maybe you didn’t like how it ended, but everything was done to get to that ending. How many of us do what we do with the end in sight?
Lost was one of the most influential TV shows of all time. For the past two years, produces have been trying to find the next one. They haven’t found it yet. It’s impact will felt for years to come. We can take these lessons and let them impact our lives.
What lessons can you learn from Lost?