Sometimes in life, you’ll be in a situation with your team, company, support system, friends, whatever the group, and you’ll just have this overwhelming sense of self belief, in knowing that you can accomplish what may not be believed, or thought to be the best approach, by anyone but yourself. I always remember a time in elementary school when I raised my hand to answer a teacher’s true or false question, and I was the only one in the class who raised my hand, and I was right. I also always remember this scene from Hoosiers (my favorite movie of all time), which is even more fresh in my memory after watching it on a recent flight back to Phoenix from Detroit. Sometimes you just have to say it. “I’ll make it.”
By now, this speech from the 2006 installment of the Rocky film franchise, “Rocky Balboa,” has circulated the Internet and made it’s rounds as a solid motivational/inspirational clip. This version of the scene, posted on YouTube, has 1.4 million views alone. But I figured I’d post it as well. I seem to watch this speech, at minimum, once every 6 months to check myself. It’s been watched in some dark times. It’s been watched in some lighter times. But it has definitely cemented it’s place in the foundation of motivational/inspirational material I use on a frequent basis.
Rocky’s motivational speeches could be called simple, but there is no way to argue with the wisdom and important messages they deliver to us as human’s, working to do our best to succeed at this thing called life.