The World Ain’t Rainbows and Sunshines

Let me tell you something you already know.
Determination is what it’s about. Willingness to stay in the game even though you didn’t win is what it’s about. I don’t want you to focus on winning the game, I want you to focus on FINISHING WHAT YOU STARTED!
I want you to focus on your body, your mind, your spirit and the strength of your heart. If deep down inside you want to finish this challenge, then finish it! Don’t let numbers or time restraints or anything keep you from reaching your goals and finishing what you started!
The only one to beat here is yourself. The only thing to win is confidence in your self and self determination, pride in who you are, what you can do, how far you have come and how far you will go.
Let me tell you something you already know.
This is life! There are going to be people ahead of you in the game and people behind you in the game. All you have to do is stay in the game! So if you came here thinking you were going to win a prize, then you came to the wrong game because it’s not about what you can put on paper or in your pocket, it’s about what you can carry inside of you.
What do you carry inside of you? Are you proud of the effort that you gave last week? I’ll be honest, I feel like crap after what I gave last week! I knew I was slacking, putting things off to the last moment. I knew I could do better, that I could have done 200 a day if I really, really wanted it. I knew what I wanted, I knew what I needed to do to get it and I didn’t get it because I gave one excuse after another.
I can’t run that far, I can’t do that many, I can’t hit that hard.
Let me tell you something you already know.
There are no more excuses because I’m not here to do what anyone else can do or do it as well as everyone else. I’m here to do what I can do and right now I know I can push myself, I can kick it up a notch, I can take it one step further, I can go the distance!
I can’t be taken off of the challenge because I don’t want off and I refuse to leave. I won’t let you, myself or anyone else take me off no matter how hard it gets, no matter how hard it hurts or how far behind I am because it’s about me, not you or anyone else. I know what I am worth.
“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and 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 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 hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that!”- Rocky Balboa
Let me tell you something you already know.
THERE IS WINNING TO BE DONE! MY WINNING, MY PRIDE, MY SELF WORTH! THIS IS ABOUT HOW BADLY I WANT IT AND HOW FAR I’M WILLING TO GO TO GET IT! IT’S ABOUT ME AND HOW FAR I’VE COME AND HOW FAR I’M GOING TO GO! THERE IS WINNING TO BE DONE AND THE PRIZE IS ONE I WILL ALWAYS CARRY WITHIN ME!

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