At the brink of emotional bankruptcy, the stark question would be "To BE or Not To BE". Failure is one thing that shakes our conscience to the bottom and leave us introspecting our own capabilities. However, when you juxtapose successful people of all times, the unequivocal result one would derive is " they all have failed more than once in their life time ". It is an unbearable truth yet never ceases to amaze us. So what it takes to climb the ladder into the higher echelons of the society? Is it only the God's gift which defines who you are today or your concerted efforts which will define whom you will be tomorrow ? The ball is in your court, read and decide for yourself.
Actor, writer, director, producer Sylvester Stallone born on July 6, 1946, in New York City. One of the most popular action stars of all time, Stallone is best known for portraying two heroic characters on the big screen—boxer Rocky Balboa and Vietnam War veteran John Rambo. Stallone had a difficult childhood. Both he and younger brother Frank were adversely affected by their parents’ hostile relationship, which later ended in divorce. Sylvester spent some time in foster care. He eventually ended up in Philadelphia, living with his mother and her second husband. There Stallone struggled emotionally and academically. After his expulsion from several schools, he attended a special high school for troubled youth.
While he waited for his acting career to take off, Stallone worked all sorts of jobs to make ends meet. He cleaned up the lions’ cages at the Central Park Zoo, ushered at a movie theater, and even made an appearance in an adult film called A Party at Kitty and Studs (1970). In addition to acting, Stallone had an interest in writing. He created a screenplay about a rough-and-tumble thug who struggles for a chance to make it as a professional boxer. According to several reports, Stallone refused to sell the script unless he was allowed to star in it. Despite having a pregnant wife and little money in the bank, he held out until he found two producers, Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, willing to let him play the lead. Released in 1976, Rocky became a critical and commercial hit. The rest is history now. Sylvester Stallone is one of the most popular Hollywood action stars of all time.
Every one of us want to stand out from the crowd and be recognised and appreciated for our talents. Irony is we do what the crowd is doing.! Ask your intuition are we doing justice to ourselves? Not really. Reason being we are afraid of failures. Thomas edison failed hundreds of time before inventing a bulb. See his endurance in his own words- "I have found more than hundred ways of NOT making a bulb!". What I have always beleived is "Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. But it is the step to continue the counts".
Unrelenting faith and perseverance can do more wonders than a magic wand. 'Never Give Up' attitide is quintessential in bringing forth your dream. Live your dream every day. As Gandhi has quipped "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever". Learn from your mistakes and leave no stone unturned to rectify them. The pervert society will make fun of you and underestimate you in all possible ways. Those who succumb will risk their goal and those who withstand will emerge victorious. This will make a fucking difference between who you are today and who you want to be.