Wednesday, July 4, 2007


So, today being the Fourth, I've been thinking a lot about "vision," more aptly the vision for the foundation. Sometimes it's difficult to see how to get from here to there without a map.

Luckily, today on AMC, we tuned into Patton. One of my favorites. You don't meet too many people today with fires in their bellies to achieve greatness. Although, some of Patton's verbiage raises an eyebrow, I do agree with this:

The great things a man does appear to be great only after they are done. When they're at hand, they are normal decisions and are done without knowledge of their greatness.
Gen. George S. Patton

And Rocky is on today, too:

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that!
Rocky Balboa
Speaking to his son in Rocky Balboa

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