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 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!
Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour, or a day, or even a year, but eventually it will subside, and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it will last forever.
The margin for error is so small. I mean, one half a step too late or too early, you don't quite make it. One half-second too slow or too fast, you don't quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. They are in every break of the game, every minute, every second.
If you've got a dream, you've gotta protect it. If people can't do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.
Don't be afraid to fail. You can't always win, but don't be afraid of making decisions.
You have to believe that something different can happen. He who says he can and he who says he can't are both usually right.
Most of you say you wanna be successful, but you don't want it bad. You just kinda want it. You don't want it bad than you want to party. You don't want it as much as you wanna be cool. Most of you don't want success as much as you wanna sleep!
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
You have to dig deep down, dig deep down and ask yourselves, "Who do you want to be?" Figure out for yourselves what makes you happy, no matter how crazy it may sound to other people.
Make a choice. Like just decide, what it's gonna be, who you're gonna be, how you're gonna do it. Just decide.
Why not? Why can't I be the MVP of the league? Why can't I be the best player in the league? I don't see why. Why? Why can't I do that?
What is it you said to the kid? 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. Get up! Get up and don't ever give up.
We can stay here, get the shit kicked out of us, or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb out of hell, one inch at a time.
To be able at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you will become. Most of you won't be successful because when you're studying, and you get tired, you quit. I don't do well in math! You're right! You've never studied. I'm not good in writing. 'Cause you've never written before.
Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft.
If you're not making someone else's life better, then you're wasting your time.
Don't cry to give up. Cry to keep going. Don't cry to quit. You're already in pain. You're already hurt. Get a reward from it.
Now, if you know what you're worth, 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!
Every day is a new day. Every moment is a new moment. So now, you've gotta go out and show them that you're a different creature now!
I'ma show you how great I am.
In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke it's written, "The kingdom of God is within man." Not one man, nor a group of men, but in all men, in you. You, the people have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness. You, the people have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.
Now, what are you gonna do?
Because limits like fears are often just an illusion.