Have you seen Rocky? How about Rocky 2, Rocky 3, Rocky 4, Rocky 5, AND Rocky Balboa? I know……there have been a lot of Rocky movies. I’m a sucker though. I don’t know exactly what it is about those movies, but if one is on cable (DISH in my case) then I am sucked in at whatever point in the movie it is.
There are so many things to love about the Rocky movies. You know he’s always the underdog. Yet he often comes out on top. Notice that I didn’t say he always wins? It is because he doesn’t. Do you remember the last scene in Rocky Balboa? He’s fighting Mason Dixon and at the end of a dramatic fight it’s a split decision by many of the judges. Ultimately, Dixon wins. But, as Rocky leaves the arena, the fans are chanting “Rocky, Rocky, Rocky”. Because he has heart. He wins their hearts.
Even though he doesn’t win, he is still an inspiration. Rocky shows us a couple key things:
- Work hard
- Stay focused
- Don’t be afraid of challenges
- Don’t let fear run your life
- Love you family and friends
- Always keep trying to do better- to BE better
It isn’t rocket science, I know. It’s Rocky. But…………..I love him. Yo Adrian!!