Now if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. -Rocky (played by Sylvester Stallone in Rocky VI)
This speech is taken from a scene out of the latest Rocky movie in which Rocky is giving some advice to his son. Everyone would benefit to internalize the mindset presented here.
I hear desperation and urgency. It’s as if he’s saying: it really is this simple kid – if you would just get it!
After watching this, I can’t help but think of how often people wait until they hit rock bottom before deciding to make a necessary (or even desired) change in their lifestyle. Sometimes, we need to hit rock bottom in order to “wake up” and start pursuing our dreams, but the truth is that we don’t really need to.
I’m starting to believe that more than anything else, success is a choice – first. We choose to be successful, or we choose not to. We choose to pursue and achieve our goals, or we choose to be lazy, dissatisfied, or complacent. Everything else is secondary – your circumstances, your social status, your talents and skills – everything. This may sound elementary, but think of the implications!
The bottom line is that success comes to those who don’t make excuses, and keep moving forward towards their goals – no matter what. It really is that simple. If we would just get it…