The art of winning in life from the eyes of ‘Rocky Balboa’

Motivation is not like knowledge which an expert professor or a lecturer can teach you once in a classroom and a major chunk of it becomes a permanent part of your subconscious brain.

Instead, motivation is something that must be driving a soul crazy to feed a passion and living purposefully for the whole life.

Motivation neither comes from videos and lessons of motivational speakers nor from self-help books.

The most successful trainers, celebrities, and business tycoons have agreed that long-lasting motivation comes from a huge dream which is built on a foundation of your vision in life and fueled by your passion.

It is always an exciting experience looking at life from someone else’s eyes.

Let us have a look at being motivated and utterly focused on life by seeking your own identity, from the eyes of a famous Hollywood boxing character “Rocky Balboa”.

A blockbuster movie first released in 1976 named ROCKY, became a huge success on the box office and ultimately turned into an undoubtedly successful and famous movie franchise of Hollywood.

From 1976 to 2018, eight sequels of the movie were released, and people loved watching the life of the star boxer progressing through the struggle he faced both inside and outside the boxing ring.

But when it comes to motivation and being persistent in life the best advice Rocky Balboa gave his son in the sequel titled “ROCKY BALBOA” released in 2006.

The champion boxer taught the following lessons to his beloved son, completely frustrated, and fade up of being recognized as Rocky Balboa’s son:

“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 you 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 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!”

Watch the video and feel the spirit of these words as delivered by the champion himself:

It is easily evident to all of us that when we watch a motivational video from popular success gurus like Anthony Robbins, Robin Sharma, Simon Sinek, and many others, we start feeling like on top of the sky and plan so many wonders about our future life.

However, it is a matter of few days or hardly a week that we lose the desire and start living the same routine again.

This only happens because when we get motivated by someone’s words we only consider and dream about good things happening to us.

I am not saying that we should not imagine positive things happening in our future life. But we should always program our subconscious mind to be ready for difficulties and failures in life which may resist us from reaching our destiny.

So be enthusiastic about the upcoming years and at the same time be determined and mentally strong, forget about others and always remember we all are running our own rase in our own time zones.

At the end of this post, let me leave you with the precious words of Socrates:
“Falling down is not a failure. Failure comes when you stay where you have fallen.”