Nice little gymnastics montage pared with a great talk.
Get back and do it again indeed. That’s what I thought when I blew out my knee. My doctors tried to set expectations low but I had already decided my injury wasn’t going to hold me down. While you still draw breath, there are no excuses for not pushing ahead.
(hat tip to Gymnastics Coaching)
Full transcript below:
Life is tough, that’s a given. When you stand up, you’re gonna be shoved back down. When you’re down you’re gonna be stepped on. My advice to you doesn’t come with a lot of bells and whistles. It’s no secret, you’ll fall down, you’ll stumble, you’ll get pushed, you’ll land square on your face. But every time that happens, you get back on your feet. You get up just as fast as you can. No matter how many times you need to do this.
Remember this, success has been and continuous to be defined as getting up one more time than you’ve been knocked down. If experience has taught me anything, it’s that nothing is free and living ain’t easy. Life is hard, real hard, incredibly hard. You fail more often than you win. Nobody is handing you anything. It’s unto you to puff up your chest, stretch your neck and overcome all the difficult, the nasty, the mean, the unfair…
You want more than you have now, prove it. You wanna be the very best there is, get out there and earn it. Once you decide that you’ll know where is it you wanna be and you won’t stop pushing forward until you get there…. That’s how winners are made. At the end of the day, success is what we all want. We all wanna win and the race will be won, there’s no question about that. So come on, get on top, run faster, dream bigger, live better than you ever have before, this is in you, you can do this, do it for yourself, prove it to yourself.
I’m Gary Raser, and I’m Limu.