Rudy is one of the most inspiring movies I have ever seen and this speech is one of the most iconic moments in the movie.
Many times when people decide to quit it is when they are only one step from achieving something so beautiful and wonderful, anyone else would think they were crazy for believing it. Don’t let regret become the theme in your life, let you life be filled with hope, passion, and love.
I have heard many individuals talk about wisdom as if it is something you receive when you get older. It is like certain people think that when you reach 50 years old, someone will hand you the wisdom manual, and you will know everything you need to know about life.
In my life I have found far more often that wisdom comes from those who truly experience their lives. it comes from those people who decide to take their life and use it to make a difference for those around them. Mattie Stepanek was a young man with a rare form of muscular dystrophy who decided that he was not going to wait to move towards his destiny. Watch his story and realize that there is no better day than today, no better moment than right now, to start making a difference.
Here is the website for the Mattie Stepanek foundation, continuing to work towards Mattie’s message of peace
This video details the story of Tim Kettenhoffen who has a dream of one day participating in the Kona Ironman, one of the most famous in the world. One day a new obstacle arose in his path towards his goal in the form of grade 4 brain cancer.
After his diagnosis, he made the decision that he was not a statistic and would not allow this ailment to keep him from his dreams. He is now training for Ironman Wisconsin with his eyes looking forward to Kona! Please vote for him today to help make his dream a reality!
Do you feel like conventional education systems didn’t harness the gifts that you have? Is there a part of you that thinks that a new structure for our educational system could greatly benefit our nation’s youth? Then you need to listen to Sir Ken Robinson’s speech on the changes he recommends in education.
“When I asked you how intelligent you are, it’s the wrong question. The real question is how are you intelligent? The question is not how creative are you, it is how are you creative?”
In my mind traveling is one of the best things a person can spend their time doing. It opens your eyes to the beautiful, crazy, wonderful, unpredictable world that exists outside of the bubble we are all accustomed to living in. Then when you add extreme sports to it you find your heart pounding while you are sitting on your couch at home.
When you find something in your life that makes your heart pound, your eyes widen, and fills your head full of wonderful visions and ideas; find ways to make it a part of your life.
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Take a moment and really consider the words above. Consider every word of this and start to think, is fear holding you back from taking on a new challenge, meeting someone new, or taking up a new hobby?
Don’t fear what other’s will think of you for going after your dreams, think about the happiness you will be able to spread to others knowing you did not resist what you knew you were meant to do deep down in your heart.