I'm going to give you a glimpse at greatness. Amazing advice. Tony Robbins couldn't give it to you this straight. Zig Ziglar couldn't. Only Rocky Balboa, the mythical but realistic character, created by Sylvester Stallone, could impart this wisdom.
From the sixth and final offering in the Rocky series:I'll admit that I'm biased. I grew up in Philly. I was 10 years old when Rocky hit the theaters. I ran up the Philadelphia Art Museum steps in high school at least 1000 times. I identify with the Rocky character on so many levels.
I ordered Rocky Balboa, the final movie in the series tonight, and cried when I heard this. Rocky is talking to his son who is a young man now. His son is upset by his decision to fight, once again.
Here's the important line:
It ain't about how hard you you hit. It's about 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 your worth, now go on and get what your worth ! But you got to be willing to take the hits. And, not pointing fingers and 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 !
We're all better than that. Thanks, Rocco.