Please…share this with a friend or family member who needs a jab or two of Automatic Motivation.
“I’d hold you up to say to your mother, “this kid’s gonna be the best kid in the world. This kid’s gonna be somebody better than anybody I ever knew.” And you grew up good and wonderful. It was great just watching you, every day was like a privilige. Then the time come for you to be your own man and take on the world, and you did. But somewhere along the line, you changed. You stopped being you. You let people stick a finger in your face and tell you you’re no good. And when things got hard, you started looking for something to blame, like a big shadow. Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are 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 about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it 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 ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that! I’m always gonna love you no matter what. No matter what happens. You’re my son and you’re my blood. You’re the best thing in my life. But until you start believing in yourself, ya ain’t gonna have a life. Don’t forget to visit your mother” Rocky Balboa
This quote and video gives me chills down my spine…in a good way of course. How true is this quote? Does it resonate with you like it resonates with me? I love this quote so much because of its ability to point out a true and predominating aspect of ourselves, and how it subtly awakens us to a habit we are all guilty of at times(perhaps even the majority of times). Honestly, have we not all had those moments where we think everything in our world and in our life is beyond our control, and how it is because of someone else or something else….that our life is not the way it is “suppose to be” ? I know I have, and that is why this video speaks so loudly to my soul… Because I can attest…that once we realize that life is our responsibility, that our circumstances reveal us, and that life is hard….we almost automatically gain some control of our life. Life becomes easier, we become powerful, and life becomes a project instead of an occurrence. It’s amazing…who would have thought that Rocky Balboa could teach us so much more than just how to box?
P.S So can Slyvester Stallone (Check out this story by Anthony Robbins about How Rocky came to Be….IT WILL MOVE YOU!!!!)
Also…Below are a couple of other short clips that should galvanize your soul and make you want to do something this weekend besides sit on the couch with a bag of cheetos and watch footbal. All the Best and to your Success