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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. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Cause if you're willing to go through all the battling you got to go through to get where you want to get, who's got the right to stop you? I mean maybe some of you guys got something you never finished, something you really want to do, something you never said to someone, something... and you're told no, even after you paid your dues? Who's got the right to tell you that, who? Nobody! It's your right to listen to your gut, it ain't nobody's right to say no after you earned the right to be where you want to be and do what you want to do!
Your entire life has brought you to this moment. Do not fail yourself, do not fail your family. Now the time has come for you to prove!
Close your eyes.
I just have to believe!
You ain't gonna believe this, but you used to fit right here. I'd hold you up to say to your mother, "this kid's gonna be the best kid in the world. This kid's gonna be somebody better than anybody I ever knew." And you grew up good and wonderful. It was great just watching you, every day was like a privilege. Then the time come for you to be your own man and take on the world, and you did. But somewhere along the line, you changed. You stopped being you. You let people stick a finger in your face and tell you you're no good. And when things got hard, you started looking for something to blame, like a big shadow. 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 ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it 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 ya 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!
You have to keep on living.
You could be, our best hope.
I'm always gonna love you no matter what. No matter what happens. You're my son and you're my blood. You're the best thing in my life. But until you start believing in yourself, ya ain't gonna have a life.
Here's the thing that makes life so interesting.
The theory of evolution claims only the strong shall survive.
Maybe so, maybe so.
But the theory of competition says,
just because they're the strong doesn't mean they can't get their asses kicked.
That's right.
See, what every long shot come from behind, underdog will tell ya is this,
the other guy may in fact be the favourite,
the odds may be stacked against you.
Fair enough.
But what the odds don't know is, this isn't a math test.
This is a completely different kind of test.
One where, passion, has a funny way of trumping logic.
So before you step up to the starting line,
before the whistle blows, and the clock starts ticking,
just remember out here the results don't always add up.
No matter what the stats may say,
and the experts may think,
and the commentators may have predicted.
When the race is on, all bets are off.
Don't be surprised if someone decides to flip the script,
and take a pass on yelling "Uncle".
And then suddenly as the old saying goes, "WE'VE GOT OURSELVES A GAME".
Whether or not you win this thing, you've got to decide how
you're gonna walk out of here when it's all said and done.
Because the game is going to go on.
And there's only one rule you're going to need to know about,
there are no second chances.
There's only this moment and the next moment.
Every one of those moments is a test, that you get to take one time,
and only one time.
So if you see an opening, tear into it!
If you get a shot at victory make damn sure you take it.
Seize that moment!
That moment is a crossroads where everything you want
will collide with everything standing in your way.
You've got momentum at your back.
Fear and doubt are thundering like a freight-train straight at you.
And all you got, the only difference between making history and being history,
the only thing, the ONLY thing you can count on at any given moment, is YOU!
It's you versus "them",
you versus "no",
you versus "can't",
you versus "next year", "last year", "statistics", "excuses".
It's you versus "history".
You versus "the odds".
It's you versus "second place"
The clock is ticking.
Let see what you've got.
Rise and shine.
6am and your hand can't make it to the alarm clock before the voices in your head start telling you that it's too early, too dark, and too cold to get out of a bed.
Aching muscles lie still in rebellion, pretending not to hear your brain commanding them to move
A legion of voices are shouting their unanimous permission for you to hit the snooze button and go back to dreamland, but you didn't ask their opinion.
The voice you've chosen to listen to is one of defiance.
A voice that's says there was a reason you set that alarm in the first place. So sit up, put your feet on the floor, and don't look back because we've got work to do.
Welcome to The Grind!
For what is each day but a series of conflicts between the right way and the easy way,
10,000 streams fan out like a river delta before you, Each one promising the path of least resistance.
Thing is, you're headed upstream
And when you make that choice, when you decide to turn your back on what's comfortable and what's safe and what some would call "common sense", well that's day 1.
From there it only gets tougher.
So just make sure this is something you want.
Because the easy way out will always be there, ready to wash you away, all you have to do is pick up your feet.
But you aren't going to are you?
With each step comes the decision to take another
You're on your way now
But this is no time to dwell on how far you've come.
You're in a fight against an opponent you can't see
Oh but you can feel him on your heels can't you?
Feel him breathing down your neck
You know what that is?
That's you...
Your fears, your doubts and insecurities all lined up like a firing squad ready to shoot you out of the sky
But don't lose heart
While they aren't easily defeated, they are far from invincible
Remember this is The Grind
The Battle Royale between you and your mind, your body and the devil on your shoulder who's telling you that this is just a game, this is just a waste of time, your opponents are stronger than you.
Drown out the voice of uncertainty with the sound of your own heartbeat
Burn away your self doubt with the fire that's beneath you
Remember what you're fighting for
And never forget that momentum is a cruel mistress
She can turn on a dime with the smallest mistake.
She is ever searching for that weak place in your armor
That one tiny thing you forgot to prepare for
So as long as the devil is hiding the details, the question remains,"is that all you got?", "are you sure?"
And when the answer is "yes". That you've done all you can to prepare yourself for battle THEN it's time to go forth and boldly face your enemy, the enemy within
Only now you must take that fight into the open, into hostile territory
You're a lion in a field of lions
All hunting the same elusive prey with a desperate starvation that says VICTORY is the only thing that can keep you alive
So believe that voice that says "you CAN run a little faster" and that "you CAN throw a little harder" and that "you CAN dive a little deeper" and that, for you, the laws of physics are merely a suggestion.
So rise and shine.
Luck is the last dying wish of those who want to believe that winning can happen by accident.
Sweat on the other hand is for those who know it's a choice.
So decide now because destiny waits for no man.
And when your time comes and a thousand different voices are trying to tell you
that you're not ready for it,
listen instead to that lone voice of descent,
that one voice that says:
"you are ready"
"you are prepared".
It's all up to you now!"
In seven days God created the world.
In seven seconds I shattered mine.

Don't ever let somebody tell you...you can't do something.
Not even me. Alright?
-Alright.
You got a dream..you gotta protect it.
People can't do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it.
You want something go get it.
Period.

I believe there's a hero in all of us...that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble...and finally allows us to die with pride, even though sometimes we have to be steady and give up the thing we want the most.

You all known me for a while and for a long time now you been hearing me talk about being perfect.
Well I want you to understand something...to me, being perfect, is not about winning...it's about you and your relationship to yourself, and your family and your friends.
Being perfect...is about being able to look your friends in the eye, and know that you didn't let them down, because you told them the truth. And that truth is that you did everything that you could, there wasn't one more thing that you could have done.
Can you live in that moment, as best you can with clear eyes and love in your heart, with joy in your heart? If you can do that gentlemen, then you're perfect.

We're in hell right now, and 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.

-Listen to yourself, that sounds impossible.
It's only when we're pushed to our absolute limits that we can truly shine!

You know when you get old in life things get taken from you, and that's, that's, that's part of life. But you only learn that when you start losing stuff. You find out life's this game of inches, and in any fight it's the guy who's willing to die who's gonna win that inch!

He told the guy, he said when you want to succeed as bad as you want to breath then you'll be successful. The only thing you care about when you trying to breath is to get some fresh air, that's it. And when you get to the point where all you want to do is be successful as bad as you want to breath, then you'll be successful!

And somebody said you have to hate losing, more than you love winning. And I hate losing!

Listen to me, 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. And so every time something get hard, you quit, you call mama. I dare you to take a little pain! You ain't gonna die, at the end of pain is success! You not gonna die because you feeling a little pain, you already in pain, you already hurt, get a reward from it! Don't go to sleep! Some of you love sleep more than you love success, and I'm here to tell you today, if you're going to be successful you gotta be willing to give up sleep. If you really want to be successful, someday you gonna have to stay up three days in a row, because if you go to sleep you might miss the opportunity to be successful, that's how bad you gotta want it!

We can't keep thinking we're all that matter, that the world has nothing to do with us. This is where we live, and we have to do our part.

Brothers...what we do in life, echoes in eternity.
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. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Cause if you're willing to go through all the battling you got to go through to get where you want to get, who's got the right to stop you? I mean maybe some of you guys got something you never finished, something you really want to do, something you never said to someone, something... and you're told no, even after you paid your dues? Who's got the right to tell you that, who? Nobody! It's your right to listen to your gut, it ain't nobody's right to say no after you earned the right to be where you want to be and do what you want to do!
Your entire life has brought you to this moment. Do not fail yourself, do not fail your family. Now the time has come for you to prove!
Close your eyes.
I just have to believe!
You ain't gonna believe this, but you used to fit right here. I'd hold you up to say to your mother, "this kid's gonna be the best kid in the world. This kid's gonna be somebody better than anybody I ever knew." And you grew up good and wonderful. It was great just watching you, every day was like a privilege. Then the time come for you to be your own man and take on the world, and you did. But somewhere along the line, you changed. You stopped being you. You let people stick a finger in your face and tell you you're no good. And when things got hard, you started looking for something to blame, like a big shadow. 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 ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it 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 ya 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!
You have to keep on living.
You could be, our best hope.
I'm always gonna love you no matter what. No matter what happens. You're my son and you're my blood. You're the best thing in my life. But until you start believing in yourself, ya ain't gonna have a life.

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duane otrambo
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im 18, im almost done with high school, and Ive been playing for football for five years. im both a photographer and artiest. im a nice guy and i like helping people
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