Maybe Rocky 6 Wasn’t Such A Bad Idea…

Sylvester Stallone may have hit rock bottom and they probably should have quit after Rocky 4 but, nevertheless, this is still a great speech.  The part that really means something is transcribed below the video if you care to read it.

The main point is this: no matter what, you have to believe in yourself.  You could probably never say, or hear, that enough.  It’s something you have to work on every day.  It’s something that should be as routine as brushing your teeth or taking a shower.  It will enable you to trust that you will make the best decisions for yourself and those around you.

Sometimes you may make mistakes but that is a part of the process.  As long as you keep believing in what you’re doing and keep moving forward it is all worth it.  You must be willing to make the tough decisions.  You must be willing to look to yourself for the answers.  You must have a deep enough belief in yourself in order to not be infected by the negative mindset of the world around you.  Everyone will always know what you should do when they’re on the outside looking in and not taking the risk.  But what do they really know, they aren’t doing shit?  They’re just talking to hear themselves talk.  They’re too afraid to make the decisions that could make their life great.  But you are not.  So stop listening to them.

You must believe in yourself so you can view the bad decisions not as bad decisions but instead as great learning experiences.  You must believe in yourself in order to shut everything else out so you can really listen to your thoughts.  All of your answers are there, you just need to strip away the crap and pay attention to what your body, your mind and your heart are telling you.

Trust in yourself so you prohibit others from polluting your mind with negative bullshit, but recognize that their negativity should be a light bulb for you to recheck how positive your belief system really is.  Don’t let it go stale.  Make sure you keep improving it, everyday!  And lastly, excuse me while I say this… just fucking believe.  Have passion.  Have drive.  Have a fucking purpose.  Don’t let average, mediocre and good enough run your life.  Screw good.  Be great.  You know what, screw great.  Be fucking awesome!

Until you start believing in yourself you will never have the life you want or deserve.

Have an awesome Wednesday!

(Chad)

Rocky 6 – Rocky Balboa Speech

[…] 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! […] But until you start believing in yourself, ya ain’t gonna have a life.

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