Good morning Believe Nation! Today’s message is keep moving forward. Over to you, Johnny Depp.
♫ I wake up every morning ♫ Espresso keep me goin’ ♫ I wake up every morning
One of the greatest pieces of advice I’ve ever gotten in my life was from my mom. When I was a little kid, there was a kid who was bugging me in school. And she said, “Okay, I’m going to tell you what to do.” She said, “The kid’s bugging you, “he puts his hands on you, you pick up the nearest rock “or whatever you can get your hands on, “and you lay him out.” (audiences laughs)
“Keep moving forward and don’t give a what anybody thinks, just keep moving forward and what you have to do, for you.” – Johnny Depp
Audience Member: Yay mom!
Then I did. And I felt better. And it worked. So for me that was a great lesson because someone had invaded my space, invaded my being. And was doing something against me that I didn’t want to be done so I took control of the situation and I ran with it.
When years later after being turned into a product by a very huge corporation that had their hands all over me and I couldn’t escape it. I promised myself that I would continue to move forward, and do my best not to compromise in any way, whatsoever.
Not allow anyone to put their hands on me and affect me in that way. So that’s the best advise I think I could give is just to keep moving forward and don’t give a what anybody thinks, just keep moving forward and what you have to do, for you.
Evan: Starting a business is going to be one of the hardest things you ever do in your life. You’re going to come up against challenges that you never thought were possible. Hardships that you never imagined having to endure. You have to keep moving forward. You’re going to have all kinds of people in your life tell you all the reasons why it’s not going to work out. Why you can never do this.
And maybe you have that voice inside your head as well saying, “I can’t do this.” You need to keep moving forward. “But Evan you don’t understand, my situation is different. “I didn’t grow up with the family that could help me. “I didn’t grow up with the resources. “I didn’t have the right education. “I don’t have the right connections. “I don’t have the financing to get my dreams into reality.”
“You’re going to come up against challenges that you never thought were possible. Hardships that you never imagined having to endure. You have to keep moving forward.” – Evan Carmichael
You need to keep moving forward. There will be times where you will get hit so hard. That you will feel so terrible about yourself. That you will bawl your face off. That you will have the lowest self-confidence ever in your life because you’re pouring everything you have into this idea and it’s not working out and you’re not getting results. You need to keep moving forward.
There’s going to be times when you look at yourself in the mirror and you ask, why am I doing this? Is this worth the sacrifice? Is this worth the pain? Is this worth the struggle? You better have a big dream. And you need to keep moving forward.
Big things aren’t created by people who live their life according to other people’s expectations. Big things are not created by people who stop taking action because they’re afraid. Big things aren’t created by people who, as soon as they come across some adversity, they quit. You need to keep moving forward. Moving forward is hard. It can suck. It can take everything out of you. But you owe it to yourself to make this dream that you have in your head come out. Keep moving forward.
“Big things aren’t created by people who live their life according to other people’s expectations. Big things are not created by people who stop taking action because they’re afraid.” – Evan Carmichael
So the question of the day today is, I’m curious, what are you doing every single day to keep moving forward?
Leave it in the comments below. I’m going to join in the discussion. I also want to give a quick shout-out to Anil Grandhi. Anil thank you so much for picking up a copy of my book, Your One Word, it really really really means a lot to me.
So thank you guys again for watching. I believe in you. I hope you continue to believe in yourself. And whatever your one word is, much love, and I’ll see you again tomorrow morning for another shot of Entspresso.
♫ I wake up every morning ♫ Espresso keep me goin’
Evan: Hey guys to stay on the theme of, keep moving forward, I thought I’d share a few extra bonus clips to keep you motivated.
Robert Downey Jr.
Essentially, and I would say this to anybody, is that it’s really, it’s easy to embrace hopelessness when things seem insurmountable. And yet, it’s actually just a matter of time until all of the elements come together for things to be all right.
I believe that most difficult situations will resolve themselves if you are persistent and if you don’t, if you don’t give up entirely. And that’s what I never did, I never gave up.
John F. Kennedy
Surely the opening vistas of space promise high costs and hardships, as well as high reward. So it is not surprising that some would have us stay where we are a little longer, to rest, to wait. But this city of Houston, this state of Texas, this country of the United States was not built by those who waited and rested and wished to look behind them. This country was conquered by those who moved forward and so will space.
Nothing in life worth having comes free. Nobody’s going to give anybody anything. Now, you get out of life what you’re willing to put into it. Hard work, sacrifice, dedication, all of these things breed success. Now, I can tell you this because, I was once one of the people who were assumed to be less likely to become successful. I’m from a very modest neighborhood.
I didn’t necessarily grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth. I didn’t have all the things that I wanted. Sometimes not even all the things that I needed. But, it’s important for you to know, your environment does not define you unless you allow it to. The position that you’re in right now, the position you’re in right now does not dictate your future unless you allow it to. You can look at your life as it is right now, you can look at it. You can say, “Well, I’m not where I want to be, this isn’t “where my life will end.” You can do one of two things.
“Hard work, sacrifice, dedication, all of these things breed success.” – T.I.
You can use it as an excuse to do nothing, or you can use it as motivation to push yourself forward. The choice is yours. I need you guys to understand, and believe, that anything in life is possible. Whatever it is you want to do, is absolutely possible. I don’t care how much trouble you got into up until now. I don’t care how many things you may have done wrong. I don’t care how much you may not have in your life to help you.
You can do it if you believe in yourself enough to make it happen. If you put enough… If you put enough effort and energy, and invest enough in your future, you can do anything in this world you want to do. Anything’s possible. Don’t never let nobody tell you, what you can’t do. I started rapping when I was nine years old. Nine years old. And I’m from Atlanta. So at the time when I was rapping, there wasn’t no other rappers in Atlanta. And I heard every excuse why I couldn’t be a rapper. I heard every excuse why I couldn’t be famous.
“You can use it as an excuse to do nothing, or you can use it as motivation to push yourself forward.” – T.I.
Everything from, “You can’t rap., you’re too skinny.” You know, everything from, “Don’t nobody from the South make it big and go platinum.” I heard all these things, a whole bunch of excuses, a whole bunch of reasons why I should not believe that I could make it. But, my belief, my belief overcame that doubt because I believed in myself. And if I can do it, whatever it is that I have done, you can do it better.
Audience Member: Yep.
All of you.
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