“You got a lot going on, kid. You are good and wonderful and special. Each day watching you grow was like a privilege. 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. Nobody is going to hit as hard as life.
But it ain’t about how hard you can hit, it’s about how hard you can GET HIT and keep moving forward.
If you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits and not be 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. Until you start believing in yourself, you’ll NEVER have a life.”
WHOA! THAT’S what I heard “Rocky Balboa” say to his son in what may be one of the most TERRIBLE movies EVER – one that I basically forced myself to watch because I used to dabble in boxing – but what a life-lesson, huh? And at that moment, I needed it. I had JUST recently been in a car accident (I guess a pretty bad one) and was in a bit of pain (for me that’s code for A LOT of pain) and was having trouble moving my left arm and shoulder and neck due to some sort of nerve damage.
I needed the pep-talk/chastisement that Rocky had just dropped. I hope in some small way it helps you too.
The bottom line is we’re no cowards. Cowards CAN’T do what we do. Let’s together BELIEVE we are capable of whatever comes our way – because we are.
It’s just too bad I had to watch the whole movie to get that tidbit of information. It kinda feels like I dug through an entire dumpster just to find a single slice of yummy pepperoni pizza – not that I’ve even done that.