Rocky Balboa – Why Do We Fall
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 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!
PAIN is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour, or a day, or even a year; but eventually it will subside, and something else will take its place. If I quit however, it will last forever.
Any Given Sunday
The margin for error is so small. I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don’t quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast and you don’t quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. They’re in every break of the game, every minute, every second.
The Pursuit of Happyness
You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.
You have to believe in something different can happen. He who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right.
Most of you say you want to be successful, but you don’t want it bad. You just kinda want it. You don’t want it badder than you wanna party. You don’t want it as much as you want to be cool. Most of you don’t want success as much as you want to sleep! You need to want to succeed as bad as you want to breath.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
You have to dig deep down, dig deep down and ask yourselves, who do you want to be? And figuring it out for yourself what makes you happy, no matter how crazy it may sound to the people.
Make a choice. Just decide what it’s going to be, who you’re going to be, how you’re going to do it. Just DECIDE!
Why not? Why can’t I be the MVP of the league? Why can’t I be the best player in the league? I don’t see why not. Why can’t I do that?
What did you say to the kid? It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How many times we fall is not important, but ask yoursel how much you can take and keep moving forward. Get up. Get up, but don’t ever give up.
Any Given Sunday
We can stay here, get the shit kicked out of us, or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb outta hell… one inch at a time.
To be able at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you will become. Most of you won’t be successful because when you’re studying, and you get tired, you quit! I don’t do well in math, your right. You ain’t never studied. I’m not good at writing, ’cause you have never written before!
Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft.
If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you’re wasting your time.
Don’t cry to give up. Cry to keep going. Don’t cry to quit! We fall but we must get back up. You’re already in pain, you’re already hurt! Get a reward from it!
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 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!
Because everyday is a new day! We fall but every moment is a new moment! So now you’ve gotta go out and show them that I’m a different creature. Now!
I am gonna show you how great I am!
In the 17th Chapter of St. Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” — not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power — the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.
Any Given Sunday
Now… What are you going to do?
We fall but we should always get back up. Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.