So long 2016… (aka my Rocky V year)

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I’ve had a tough year.

And I’ve spoken to a lot of other people throughout 2016 who have had a tough year too.

Personally, professionally, health-wise, financially etc. It’s been difficult for many of us.

And while we can make change at any time, there is something magical about that little line in the sand between 31 December and 1 January… the “new year”.

I’m in the midst of planning what I want my 2017 to include from all aspects of my life, and will share some of that soon.

But while I’m reflecting on 2016, and its lessons, I would like to share one of my favourite Rocky quotes (from Rocky V) that sums up 2016 for me and many others:

It ain’t about how hard you hit.

It’s about how hard to can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward.

See the longer version of this speech and video below.

So let’s all thank 2016 for its experience, and keep moving forward into 2017!

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Inspirational speech from Rocky V

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!

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 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!

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