Hi again,…today? well…for me, it was a bad day but it doesn’t count because, in a few hours it will be the 4th of November.
I usually go on the internet and search for some quotations sometimes, but this happens only when I feel down or I had a game and we lost. I do this because it keeps me motivated so I don’t fall into depressive thoughts like: ‘in the upcomming game, will it happen again ?’ , ‘will I play bad?’ and something like that.
You’ll probably say, ‘what a whimp’, but it’s true. When you see that your losing game after game, your morale is decreasing and you can’t play well because you know the end, you’ll lose, but if you know how to bypass this ( like me ) you’ll be sad for only a few hours then you’ll be back on your feet again.
It’s about mentality…you can’t rule the world but you can rule your own world. It’s just like juggling with a ball, ‘ you control the ball, the ball doesn’t control you’. Until you get there, to ‘master the ball’, it takes time and practice, practice, practice. The more you practice the better you get at ‘ controlling the ball ‘. I’m saying this because I ( like the other ones ) was in a depressive mood. I was just thinking like ‘ why should I do that if it doesn’t help me?. This whole thing was working till I met my best friend. He said to me :’- well, your stupid ‘. I was like : ‘- hey, thanks, I really appreciate it! ‘ and went home.
I was searching for a track on youtube.com ( I don’t remember the name of it ) and accidentally found the following :’ rocky 5 inspirational speech ‘. I said : ‘-let’s take a look at it ‘ and started to watch it.
When it was over, with Mickey’s speech to Rocky, I just said : ‘- get up you son of a b****, because Mickey loves you! ‘ and the other day I started to train. I got better, so did my depressive mood, it gone away. I’m saying this because it’s easy to get down but it’s hard to get up.
So here comes the best part, how to get up? It’s easy, read the quotation below. Simple!
‘ The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place… and I don´t care how tough you are, 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 ain’t about 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… ‘ ( Rocky Balboa )
Hope this helped, A.