The Green Lantern Movie: WILL POWER vs. FEAR

The Green Lantern Movie: WILL POWER vs. FEAR

I just watched the Green Lantern Movie a while ago. While the movie generated a lot of negative reviews based on the feedback of most people, I found it attractive especially in terms of the concept of Will Power representing the Green Lantern Corps who each wear a ring enabling them to create anything their mind can imagine versus Fear representing Parallax.

We always hear that as humans, we are weak. As the song “Human” says in its lyrics: ‘human, born to make mistakes’. However, what’s fascinating in the Green Lantern movie is that, of all the Green Lanterns Corps, a human by the name of Hal Jordan portrayed by Ryan Reynolds was the only one who successfully defeated Parallax.

Will Power

As humans, we are all given the freedom of the will. It’s up to us what we want to do. We maybe dictated sometimes but it’s ultimately us who will act on what we want.

If harnessed, will power can bring us to greater heights of success. As the commercial of Pharmaton says: “What your mind conceives, your body can achieve. It’s the mindset, the discipline and determination to achieve what we want.

We have witnessed a lot of examples how will power works. A janitor turned millionaire. The rags to riches success stories of various entrepreneurs. Even the success story of Roselle Ambubuyog who, despite her disability of being totally blind, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree of BS Mathematics at Ateneo de Manila University. She was also declared as the Valedictorian of the Year.

Another concrete example of will power which we can all probably relate is when it comes to athletics, particularly marathon. At the start of the game, runners usually conditions their mind. An athlete with a great will power says: “I CAN DO IT”. There is this tremendous amount of will power in his mind and this pushes his body to compete and run at his own best to emerge as a winner of the race.

His will power demands his body to perform more than it could really give. It was the soul driving the body. The power was not in the muscles but it was in the will. You will notice that at the end of the race, the will let up and the body will collapse.

As humans, we are social animals. We need each other in order to co-exist. The same is true for will power. We need encouragement. We need mentors. We need inspirations. In the movie, the Green Lantern, Hal’s driving force for his will power was his childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris portrayed by Blake Lively.


Fear is always the hindrance to every endeavor. It prevents us to achieve what we want to achieve. It serves as a block towards discovering what we really are capable of. Fear is everywhere. Fear of losing money in investing. Fear of failure to try to go into business. Fear of what people will tell you. Fear of rejection. All these fears give Parallax his energy in the movie Green Lantern – he eats people who exhibits fear.


It’s will power vs. fear – green vs. yellow and Green Lantern Corps vs. Parallax in the movie Green Lantern. Will power is the ultimate strength to conquer your fears. Many people have a lot of fears yet some managed to become successful in conquering it because of their will power.

“I WILL do today what other people WON’T so that I CAN have tomorrow what other people CAN’T”. This powerful quote exhibits the compare and contrast between will power vs. fear. You must conquer your fear with will power. You must WILL to do what it takes for you to HAVE the tomorrow that you deserves.

Tyrone is a passionate financial literacy advocate. He started this blog on November 2008 when he watched The Secret which talked about Law of Attraction because he wanted to become a millionaire and wanted to know how a millionaire acts. At the age of 26, he achieved his first million. To find out more about him, click here or follow him at Instagram

8 responses on “The Green Lantern Movie: WILL POWER vs. FEAR

  1. Awesome post tyrone! I haven’t watched the film, I will try to get it. I really love that quote! To become successful in life you must learn how to overcome your fear and have strong will. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

  2. I heard a Green Lantern movie quote from a friend, “Your Will turns your thoughts to reality.”

    It’s not just positive thinking but will power that creates success in life.

  3. Hi Tyrone,

    Excellent blog!!!!

    Everyday I drop by to check a new blog….thanks a lot for sharing…I am one of those people craving for so much information/insights from people like you. Honestly I keep sharing your blogs to my close friends whom I wanted to share the road I am currently taking…increasing my financial awareness & eventually gain financial freedom.
    Certainly our own will power plays an important role in our success….

  4. Great post buddy! Fear are the negative things we are expecting to happen. We are the one who creates our own fear.

    Yes, it’s true our will power and by taking action will kill our fear.

  5. Hi Tyrone,

    Your financial success story is amazing! I wish our society will have more like you who has the vision of his financial future. I decided to drop you a few lines first, to congratulate you for what you’re doing, second, is to get some counsel from you on how I can develop a retirement career on being a registered financial adivisor. I have been into mutual funds for the last three years and have seen the benefits of making your money work hard for you. I’m 50 yrs. old and I’m looking forward retiring 8 yrs. from now. I wanted to prepare myself this remaining years on how I can solidify and stabilized my financial literacy and be a professional financial planner. I’m doing this not for the sake of money alone but a sort of a “crusade” like what you’re doing to bless the lives of many people who’s ideas about financial education is distorted and fatalistic. I want to contribute in saving our rising generation by way of equipping them with the right financial management ideas thus, breaking the cycle of poverty and preserving a financial legacy of self-reliance and dignity.

    I hope you can give me good counsel and direction. Thank you for your goodness and more power to you.


    Miguel R. Valdez

  6. Nice article there tyrone. Very well done as expected from you. I always visit your site to see your new blog post. I learned a lot just by reading your articles.

    Your Pal,


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