You’re not the first person attempting greatness. And you’re certainly not the first person to think about giving up along the way. The truth about doing something amazing is that it requires massive amounts of focus, effort, and human resolve. Whether you call it inspiration, motivation, or the will to win, you’re going to need it along your journey.
If you don’t have a collection of things that inspire you, you’re going to find yourself struggling to stay productive. When things get bad, and you get scared, it only takes a little bit of inspiration to remind you of what really matters.
Here are few inspiring speeches from popular movies to help you find your greatness:
1. Your profession is warrior. Not winner.
You might think that you are in the business of making money, closing deals, drafting marketing that gets clicks and opens, or landing that new promotion. But really, you are in the business of being a warrior. Your mission is to train for battle. To be ready to go to war for your dream. Remember that it only takes a few strong warriors to change the course of history. Be one of those people.
2. The odds are meant to be broken.
Just because no one has ever done it before doesn’t mean that you won’t be the first. What matters is that you try. You’ve heard the expression that it’s the “size of the fight in the dog” that matters. History has proven this battle after battle. You deserve everything that you are able to earn for yourself. Sometimes that means you drive ahead even when the odds aren’t in your favor.
3. Getting back up is the most important skill to master
Being a tough guy isn’t about punching the enemy in the face. It’s about being punched in the face, knocked to the floor, and getting back up. Resilience is massively important. So is courage. You have to want success more than you want to not fail. You are going to get knocked down. It’s going to happen. What are you doing to cultivate your will to win?
4. Massive progress comes in inches.
Getting to where you want to be isn’t about massive lunges forward. It’s about clawing for the inches of progress all around you. If you want it bad enough, you’ll do whatever it takes. Success demands relentless improvement. And you don’t have to be special to improve. You just have to be willing to die to get from where you are right now to where you want to be. Go get some.
5. Miracles are for everybody. That means you.
Getting lucky isn’t just for the movies. It’s a possibility for you. You are the miracle maker of your own destiny. When you train and train and train and learn from your mistakes, you put yourself in the position to achieve epic levels of greatness. Don’t expect it to be easy to automatic. But you should make it a habit of betting on yourself. Keep trying. Keep pushing. This is your moment.
6. Life doesn’t need to be fair for you to be awesome.
Even the best people get treated unfairly. It’s going to happen to you. You are going to push towards success and find people standing in your way unnecessarily. It is in these moments that you need to push harder. Drive longer. Obsess more. What you do has the chance to not only change your life but inspire all those who watch you achieve greatness in spite of the storm.
7. Just because you have a pulse doesn’t mean you are living.
Being alive isn’t the same as living. Going through the motions isn’t the same as making progress. The truth about life is that you can achieve anything if you put in the time and effort to see it through. No matter where you are in life right now — even in the worst of personal situations — you can have it all. But you have to start working towards it. Giving up won’t get you anywhere.
8. Heart beats talent most days.
Tragedy and failure happen to us all. Life hurts. There are times you don’t think you can make it — especially when the things you love the most get ripped away from you. Don’t give up. Don’t back down. Don’t walk away. Remember that heart wins a lot of battles. You might be beaten down, but you are not beaten. Reach down inside yourself and find the heart to continue. You got this.
9. If you want it, go take it.
Stop talking and start doing. Stop spending so much time getting ready to get ready, and just get out there and take it. You don’t need permission to do what needs to be down. You just need to get out there and do it. You only have so much energy and creativity in your life. Use it to conquer — not sitting around planning to conquer. It’s simple. If you want something, go get it.
10. What you do with your life can change the world
You are changing the world. What you do changes your future. Whether you like it or not, your actions have a direct impact on billions of people who come behind you into this universe. Isn’t that amazing? You aren’t a nobody. You are mighty. You are without limits. You are a noble warrior. So act like it. All the time you have spent improving and battling is going to pay off big time.
11. Don’t let anyone talk you out of being awesome.
Just because other people doubt you doesn’t mean that you should doubt yourself. Be the cheerleader of your destiny. Believe that you are destined to achieve greatness; even if it hasn’t happened yet. By the way, even good people can stop you with their criticism and skepticism. Ignore the haters. Ignore the un-believers. Just do whatever it takes to get to where you want to be.
Success demands inspiration.
You’re going to face failure and consider quitting. You’re going to be told that what you want to achieve isn’t possible, and you’re going to consider believing it. You’re going to wake up exhausted and in desperate need of a reason to keep fighting.
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After all, inspiration is what you lose just after you stop looking for it.