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At this point, I’m sure most readers here are familiar with the now famous speech that Sylvester Stallone delivered in the final Rocky Balboa movie in 2006. I posted the actual scene to the blog a few years ago. I have also posted the kinetic typography version below.
Despite originating from a fictional movie, the message from the speech is quite powerful. It is no surprise that it quickly became Youtube gold. The speech has been uploaded many times with most versions receiving thousands of views.
Yet despite its popularity, there will always be those who say it is just a movie. They need to see real world examples to understand and believe the message. Fortunately, we don’t need to look far to find several real world displays. The sport of boxing offers countless examples.
The video below captures many of these memorable moments. You will see fighters who are forced to deal with adversity. They must rise up from the canvas and fight through pain and fatigue to become victorious.
The truth is always on display when a fighter enters the ring. Courage cannot be faked. You either have it or you don’t. It’s only a matter of time before you and the rest of the world find out.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.7 comments