"I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious."
We'll said, by one of the most respected names in American Football, EVER. This is the person, that the Super Bowl trophy is named after. This is the heart and spirit of a champion. Nuff said.
I can't count how many people I've heard say, "I'm sick and tired of my life, I am going to do something about it".
I must sadly say, they normally keep at it for a week or two and then quickly run outta gas. It's like that spark that they felt in that brief moment of "false revolt", was just not enough to keep them going.
You see, when a person is really sick and tired of things, they can't rest until they see change. It's like the classic example of a person walking and feeling like they have a rock or something in their shoe... It doesn't matter how much they try to ignore it, that rock is going to hurt, irritate, upset and frustrate them until they take action, by stopping, taking off the shoe and getting the rock out. In fact, the more they try to walk with the rock in the shoe, the more it will hurt.
What this means is that when a person is REALLY uncomfortable with a situation, even if they try to ignore it, they will not be able to. It is like a rock in the shoe, and the pain won't go away. They will have to take action.
But those who are not truly fed up, normally spend more time talking about how upset they are, than they do doing something to change their situation.
In short, I'm saying, if you feel like you're running outta gas, when it comes to pursuing your dreams or solving your problems; perhaps, the truth is, there was no real petrol there in the first place. Maybe you've mistaken flatulation for motivation?
P.S. If you don't know what flatulation is, just google it. At least that's a start to taking action.
If you are going to do something, you have to learn not to look at how big the challenge or difficulty is ahead of you. You have to just give it your very best. But not just say you're giving your best. You must really give your best. You who say you are Born and Bred for War, you are in this challenge of Israel, or you are just fighting for a better life; you need to make sure that you are putting 100% into whatever you are doing. As the old saying goes, "no pain, no gain". It's ALL or Nothing in life.
Even though this film is fictional, there is a statement at about the 3rd minute of the clip that I find to be soooo true. The young boy says something to the extent of "the Thessalonian you're going to fight is the biggest man I've ever seen, I wouldn't want to fight him". And Achilles replies "that's why no one will remember your name".
It's that exact line that is soooo true. Those who back down from great challenges will never be remembered. You can be someone that looks small and weak, but if the courage in you is great, you can face the biggest problems in the world and overcome. But if you have a cowards attitude, even if you look strong outwardly, you will be defeated easily.
Who can decide how you will be remembered? You. Only you.