Inspiration comes from strange places

Ok picture the scene…you’re doing push ups in your room, naked so your dinkle touches the ground. Now don’t picture that scene. You can’t stop picturing that scene can you. I’m sorry. I apologise. (in reality i’m not sorry as I did that on purpose to play with your minds…either way. your thinking about dinkles and pushups, whether you want to or don’t want to anymore.)

Now that I’ve set the scene, let me share some inspiration with you.

Today at work, my good colleague Simon shared some music with us. I have called him Simon as a Pseudonym. His real name is Simon R.

As a treat he shared a mix of songs with us…and it really was a treat. The sort of thing that makes you feel so enthusiastic that you want to pump your fists in celebration…In celebration of Rocky VI, Scarface, Karate Kid…for these were some of the absolute GEMS that meandered their way into my ear holes.

Now back to dinkles and pushups. Once that is in your mind as an image, it is hard to shift. Just like one of the songs in this eclectic mix of musical genius….that song is eye of the tiger by Survivor. Or more importantly, the speech that preceded it. Guilty pleasure or just pleasure? You decide. This speech is inspirational…Delivered by one of life’s more great prophets. That’s right…That man  is Sylvester Stallone, or to give him his real name Rocky Balboa.

Rocky. You’ve touched me with your gloved hand.

“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 dont care how tough you are, it’ll 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 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 you’re worth, now 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!”

And that my friends. Is how winning is done.



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