It ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit!

Inspiration can come from the unlikeliest of places occasionally you read something or in this case hear something that resonates so deeply that you can’t help but smile …

I'd hold you up to say to your mother, "this kid's gonna be the best kid in
the world. This kid's gonna be somebody better than anybody I ever 
knew." And you grew up good and wonderful. It was great just watching 
you, every day was like a privilege. Then the time come for you to be 
your own man and take on the world, and you did. But somewhere along 
the line, you changed. You stopped being you. You let people stick a finger 
in your face and tell you you're no good. And when things got hard, you 
started looking for something to blame, like a big shadow. 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 ya 
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! 
Now if you know what you're worth then go out and get what you're worth. 
But ya 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! I'm always gonna love you 
no matter what. No matter what happens. You're my son and you're my 
blood. You're the best thing in my life. But until you start believing in 
yourself, ya ain't gonna have a life.

                                                       - Rocky Balboa

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