If you couldn’t tell already from my Rocky Balboa: That’s How Winning is Done clip, I am a huge fan of the Rocky movies. They are so motivating and inspiring. But have you ever heard the story of what it took for Sylvester Stallone to get the first ever Rocky movie made?
Tony Robbins tells the story. It’s 9:30 seconds long, but it is worth it!
Was that not AWESOME!? Was that not INSPIRING!? I don’t know where you are in life right now. I don’t know what you are trying to acheive or your goals.
What I do know is that despite what the media and other sales material may promote, success does not come over night. Stallone told Tony, that he was thrown out of over 1,500 agent’s offices in New York. Then Tony says there aren’t that many agent offices in New York and Stallone replies, “I know, I’ve been to them 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 times.”
Success comes to those who don’t just want it, but who commit and act upon their desires. Most people look at the success that Stallone has had. He is one of the biggest actors in all of Hollywood. And people say to themselves, “I want that. I want the success that he has.” But they are not willing to do what Stallone did to achieve that same success.(let me make my self clear that I am not suggesting any0ne go quit their job like Stallone did….but it did work for him)
Are you a wanter or a doer? If you are trying to achieve success, no matter whether it is in sports, or academics, in a job, or making it big playing an instrument, or singing, or building your own business, you have to be willing to do what others have not done. If success was easy, then everyone would have it.
Remind yourself that when it comes to success, it’s not about talents, or skills, or gifts. It’s not about smarts or looks, it’s about whether YOU are willing to do the work it takes, the work that most others are not willing to do, to be successful.
Now get out there and go to work! 🙂
If you would like to share any experiences of how you overcame obstacles in your life, or if you have any questions, please comment below, it is greatly appreciated.