In times of need, I often turn to motivational speeches to get me going in the right direction. I thought it would cool and helpful if people posted their favorite motivational speeches, scenes, poems, whatever. I have a ton of favorites but I'll start off with one I have loved since the day I first heard it. It's from the movie Rocky Balboa. The entire speech starts at the 2:00 mark if you want to listen to the whole thing. However, the following excerpt is what really hits home every single time I hear it... "...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 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 WINNIN' 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 pointin' fingers saying you ain't where you want to be because of him or her or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. YOU'RE BETTER THAN THAT!!!"