Quick Motivation: You’ve Got to Be Willing to Take the Hits (Video)


Sometimes it seems like just as we pick ourselves up, life is there to knock us back down. When we don't get what we want in life, it's easy to blame others, and take the responsibility completely out of our hands.

But as Rocky says in this powerful speech from Rocky Balboa, “that ain't you.”

Succeeding in life isn't about being able to deliver insane punches, it's about being able to take insane punches and keep moving forward.

No successful person ever got that way by dropping out when the going got tough. Learn to take setbacks in stride, get used to picking yourself back up.

Keep moving forward.

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Andrew is the founder and editor of Primer. He's a graduate of American University and currently lives in Los Angeles. Read more about Primer on our About page. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.


  • Reply July 1, 2011


    Amazing! Thanks for the awesome post!

  • Reply July 2, 2011


    “life is there to knock us back down.” Sorry, I know I’m totally being that guy.

  • Reply July 4, 2011


    When you’re right you’re right! Fixed it. Thanks for the catch.

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