Definition: Full throttle. Full steam ahead. Stepping right up to the line like a man. It’s go time. This is Rocky’s song. Blood. Sweat. Tears. It’s the bruises: both outward and inward. It’s the extra mile and extra hurt. It’s the jeers of the crowd, the looks of the naysayers and the stacked hopes of the haters. It’s the battle between what you see and what’s invisible. It’s walking in the fire. It’s walking through the fire. It’s your belief in yourself and the vision that God has placed deep inside of you. You walk to the tune of “Badlands you gotta’ live it every day, the broken heart stands as the price you gotta’ pay” ... It’s putting one foot in front of the other. Through the rain. The snow. And the Pain. It’s the long hard talks with yourself; all by yourself. It’s walking in the long shadow you cast off. So go ahead and rip off the ugly head of self-doubt and quit burning daylight. It is time to get determined.
Definition: It’s what keeps you up at night. It is your fuel. It’s the gasoline that you throw on your vision. It’s your superpower … You work while the other guy sleeps. You pray, but while you pray, you move your feet. It's what makes you walk uphill 5 miles and drudge through 2 feet of snow. It’s what pushes you through the hate mail, the snickers and the odd looks. “Stand up and be counted for what you are about to receive”, yes that’s right. You are about to Rock. You say to the naysayers, “Excuse me while I get the thing done that you thought impossible.” Better yet, you set up a table and chair and say, “watch me.” It’s about belief. It’s about stamina. It’s about faith. It’s about a calling. This is your life. This is your time. This is your passion. You don’t just think about making it happen. You make it happen … It is happening. You are passionate.
Definition: This is about others. This is about what is inside of you pouring out of you and into those around you. This is what you sweat. You are overflowing. See the brim? You do not stop there. You can’t help it. You are inspired. You have something and Somone to represent and it is time to get busy. Obstacles are removed. Obstacles are considered, reconsidered and then shrunk down and defeated. This is about a team. A team of many that becomes one -with one purpose. This is about life change and world change.You step and sing:
“His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy.
There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti.
He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready…”
You cannot quit. You don’t know how. Because it is neither in you, nor a part of you. And when others try to defeat you, it just maximizes your spirit and want to. All of this because you are inspired.
Yes, you are determined.
Yes, you are passionate.
Yes, you are inspired.