It reminded me of this scene from the movie, Rocky, where Rocky had those thoughts too:
Adrian: You worked so hard.
Rocky: Yeah, that don't matter. 'Cause I was nobody before.
Adrian: Don't say that.
Rocky: Ah come on, Adrian, it's true. I was nobody. But that don't matter either, you know? 'Cause I was thinkin', it really don't matter if I lose this fight. It really don't matter if this guy opens my head, either. 'Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood.
Ah, Rocky! So much doubt from a person with so much potential. And yet, this story would not have the same depth without this scene.
(According to IMDb: Sylvester Stallone insisted on the scene where he admits his fears and doubts to Adrian the night before the fight be filmed, even though production was running far behind and the producers wanted to skip it. Stallone had only one take for the scene, despite the fact that he considered it to be the most important scene in the film.)
There is no time for us former over-eaters like the holidays to understand--We have to be our own version of Rocky. We have to fight those feelings of doubt. No one is immune from doubt.
It's what you do about that doubt that matters--
- We need to keep fighting the fight.
- Pick ourselves back up, when we get knocked down.
- Refuse to be the victim.
- Psych up with our best coaching of ourselves...our best visions for ourselves.
- Strive for triumph.
- Small daily victories are huge-er than you realize, and they change your trajectory.
So I leave you with triumphant groovy Rocky music for your own personal psych-up today:
(According to IMDb:When shooting his famous jog through the streets of Philadelphia, Sylvester Stallone pulled a tendon in his leg and was taken to a nearby hospital in a wheelbarrow. See? Even Rocky had those types of days.)
Your personal triumph matters.
What do *you* think? Are you having any holiday issues? Or not? If not, what are you telling yourself to keep confident? Please share any positive motivation.
Have a Groovy & Triumphant Day!