Best Movie Speeches: Rocky Balboa’s Advice To His Son
Sylvester Stallone’s latest movie, Rocky Balboa is an inspiring movie that shows how to get up from defeat and to train hard to become a winner in life. Rocky in this movie is aged sixty-plus and retired from boxing. He decides to come out of retirement and to get back into the ring as he grapples with some emotional issues and in an effort to resolve them within himself. His decision to fight an opponent half his age, naturally attracts criticism.
When his son, who is a corporate executive in his 30s struggling to set his career straight, blames his father for casting a shadow in his life. He is unable to stand his friends making fun of him because who his father is.
Rocky gives his son a heart-to-heart reprimand about how he needs to stop blaming and take charge of his life. He says to his son:
“ 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 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.. It’s 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 hits, and not point fingers and blame other people. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that!”
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