Monday, May 31, 2010

Lessons in life

My father watched them all - almost as much as The Godfather trilogy. We, in turn, watched along side him. Practically raised on Corleone's and Balboa's I can quote all of them pretty easily. But it was as an adult, renting Rocky 6, that a scene in the movie struck me as a great motivator. It's always been part of my own belief system but hearing it aloud - and today gen could certainly use some motivation - I thought I'd post it:

"The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that..."

That says everything you need to know. If that isn't motivation then go home, get under the covers, and swallow that bottle of pills you clutch onto crying every night - there's really not much else to say. You keep moving forward - or as we say lately at home (quoting Dory from Finding Nemo) "Just keep swimming; just keep swimming."

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