WHEN YOU CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE – Motivational Speech

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"The Road Not Taken" is a source of inspiration for me, because it encourages me to seize opportunities and chart my own course in life.

Spoken by TD Jakes, Rudy Francisco, Art Williams, Ray Lewis.

Music: Oblivion by Cézame Trailers

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Have you ever had anything
bring you to the point
  That you weren’t sure
if you could get out of this?
  Somehow
it’s not the one thing
  But it’s everything.
It’s everything you   Went through all the years before
and to find out that the things are
  Never gonna stop coming at you
that finally brings you to the point
  That you say, you know what?
I’m not sure I wanna get up   Out of the bed in the morning
if all I got to face is another fight.
  Maybe you have doubt in your life
  Maybe you don’t know for sure
what’s gonna be happening in the future and
  It scares you.
Just that fear paralyzes you
  And I just want to ask you today
do you think you have hope?
  You can’t stop life from happening.
You can do something about it.
  Life is 10% of what happens to you
it’s 90% what you do about it.
  You got to stop tripping
every time something happens to you
  Like it’s the end of the world
it ain’t.
  It’s not the end
until you’ve given up.
  Either
you lie to yourself
  And get bitter
and blame everybody
  For your own weaknesses
or you strengthen yourself.
  You see, muscle
muscle is created
  By repeatedly lifting things
that have been designed to weigh us down
  So when your shoulders feel heavy
stand up straight
  Lift your chin
hell, call it exercise.
  Remember that life
is a gym membership
  With a really complicated cancellation policy.
  Remember
that you will survive.
  Remember
things could be worse.
  Remember
we are never
  Ever given anything that we can’t handle.
When the world crumbles around you
  You have to look at the wreckage
and then build a new one
  Out of all the pieces that are still here.
Remember you
  Are still
here.
  The human heart beats
approximately 4000 times per hour
 

And each pulse
each throb
  Each palpitation
is a trophy engraved with the words
  You are still alive.
You are still alive.
  Act like it.
If you don’t have something in front of you
  You stop fighting
you stop dreaming
  You stop reaching.
You need to have   Something knocks you to your knees.
You’ll never discover what’s inside of you
  Until something challenges you.
Life don’t give you what you want
  Life gives you what you’ll accept.
If you will accept failure
  Hardships
disappointment
  That’s exactly what life’s gonna give you, right?
If you wanna win
  You gotta show up and demand for yourself
success and fulfillment
  And happiness.
In spite of all those feelings every day
  Of just giving up
of just quitting
  In spite of all that
it’s gonna be your ability somehow
  To muster up the courage
to flush that out
  To reach down deep
and find something inside of you
  That will allow you to go for it
one more time.
  Adversity
defines true character.
  Don’t quit.
Don’t collapse.
  Don’t faint.
Don’t give in.
  Don’t succumb to depression.
Either way you go, you gotta fight.
  All of us
we got the same ending
  We’re gonna die.
So if you know you’re going to die
  Why are you playing it safe?
I’m gonna build something.
  I’m gonna make something happen.
I am not going to live and die
  And not leave anything in the earth
as a sign that I was here
  I’m gonna build something.
I will not settle.
  Even if I have to start over
even if it took longer than I expected
  Even if I had to make payments
even if I have to crawl on my belly
  I will not give up on my dreams.
I will not neutralize my tenacity.
  I will not give up on my integrity.
I will fight every day.
  If you knock me down
you’re gonna have to do it tomorrow
  ’cause I’ll get back up again.
I will not go quietly away into the night.

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