23 hours ago
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
YES, you might just think it's a bit cheesy
BUT - I will tell you....
NO - I will challenge you
Watch it.... watch the ENTIRE video and tell me it doesn't touch something inside you.
I can't watch it without crying
EVERY time.... I swear.
The clip is from the movie "Facing the Giants"
it was a low budget movie and it wasn't advertised much... there is no one "famous" in it - so it's likely that you have never heard of it.
My son and I went to the theater to see it and I'm pretty sure if he could have gotten up and moved away from me during the movie, he would have.
and I'm SURE I looked like a HOT MESS coming out of that theater.....
But it's SUCH a moving, inspirational movie.
Anyway - the clip I have posted below is from the movie. The coach is challenging one of the players to step up. There are TWO important points to note in the clip.
#1 - the blindfold. Coach makes him wear this during an exercise.
#2 - the coach. What a pivotal role he plays...
The reason this is so touching and inspirational for me is how practical it is to apply to our every day life.
The Blindfold. How far do you think the boy would have gotten without that blindfold. He would have set up his OWN limitations and never pushed himself to his FULL potential. We do this EVERY day. We all have hopes and dreams and things we want to accomplish. But we're so busy looking around, setting up boundaries that we can't see ourselves to our FULL potential.
Put on a blindfold and stop worrying about what you can't do and just DO IT. Don't let other people or things distract you. If you want it bad enough and put your HEART into it - it can be done.
The Coach. One word. Inspirational. The entire time he is pushing the boy, he is telling him "you can do it. give me all you've got" He's inspiring him and more importantly - he BELIEVES in him and tells him so the whole time he's pushing. Some people have friends and family that play this role. Some people are blessed with people in their lives that believe in them THAT much, no matter what the goal is. If you do have these people, you are BLESSED and be very thankful for that. Just remember, to someone, you are that pivotal person too.
Push your friends and family. Inspire them. BELIEVE in them!!
Back when I was going to the gym (oh how I miss that), my trainer had us carrying a punching bag from one side of the room to the other. I asked how many times and he said everyone so far had made it across the room 3 times. So I PUSHED myself to do it 3 times.... it hurt like CRAZY and I was pretty sure I'd never make it. BUT - everyone else had done it, so far be it from me to not try.
I did it.
And guess what - NO ONE had done it three times before me. My trainer believed in me enough to PUSH me. If he had told me one time, I would have done 1 time.
So anyway - Thanks David - I still remember that day. Even though you may have told EVERYONE that - or you may not even remember - know that you inspired me that day.
And above and beyond everything else.... remember you have a God that created you and has BIG plans for you beyond what you can even imagine. He is ALWAYS coaching you on and telling you and showing you how much he believes in you. Don't overlook that. Be thankful for that and use that constant believing in you to get you through every day and to reach goals that without him would be impossible!!