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“The definition of hope is you still believe, even when it’s hard.” This is truly a touching moment when Obama talks about how proud he is of his campaign team.

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Ray Lewis gave this speech to the Stanford basketball team before their NIT finals. Stanford went on to win that game as underdogs. When I get lost during the shuffle of everyday life I go back to this video. I’m posting it for myself so I can have it at arms reach. I hope this finds someone else and effects them as much it has effected me. I’ll always go back to that line… Effort is between you and you. I try and remind myself of this every morning. It’s about how well you do all the little things in life that make up a greatness. Thanks for the inspiration Ray Lewis.

Transcript:

“If tomorrow wasn’t promised – what would you give for today? Forget everything else.

Forget everything else. Forget that there was any sunlight left. What would you spend today…thinking about? Yourself? Or the man that’s beside you? Or the man that you know you’d give everything in your heart for? What would you think about? We get one opportunity in life. One chance at life. To do whatever you’re going to do. 

To lay your foundation and to make whatever mark you’re going to make. Whatever legacy you’re going to leave. Leave your legacy. And it’s found through effort. Wins and losses come a dime a dozen. But effort, nobody can judge effort. 

Because effort is between you and you. Effort ain’t got nothing to do with nobody else. So that team that think they’re ready to see you… They think what they’ve seen on film… They ain’t saw what film shows. Because everyday is a new day. Every moment is a new moment. So now you’ve got to go out and show them that I’m a different creature – NOW – than I was five minutes ago. 

Because I’m pissed off for greatness. Because if you ain’t pissed off for greatness that means you’re okay with being mediocre. And ain’t no man in here okay with being just basic. So lets do what we do – TONIGHT. 

We ain’t got to worry about taking no breaks.”

– Ray Lewis