Lessons on Perseverance and Winning With Rocky Balboa.



Do you ever feel like quitting?

Do you ever complain that life is hard?

Well here is a good little pep talk from Rocky to snap you back into action.

This is one of my personal favorites. It always gets me motivated.

“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!

– Rocky Balboa

Perseverance Definition:

Urban dictionary:

To finish what you started regardless of the obstacles that stand in the way.

Webster’s dictionary:

Continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.

Lessons Learned:

Success isn’t determined by how smart, talented, or skilled you are; it is determined by how hard you can persevere through challenges.


“It aint about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” Tweet this



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Rocky Balboa Quotes


  • This movie has some of the most amazing quotes ever. I strongly agree that success is determined by perseverance more than skill or talent. Most individuals that become and remain successful, have ridiculously strong work ethics. They view failure as necessary stepping stones and they take responsibility for everything that happens to them, instead of blaming it on uncontrollable events or people. Thank you for this great post, it is an excellent reminder that life is not about how many times we fall, but how many times we get right back up after we fall.

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