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The Value of Honour – Jack Ma


Mr Jack Ma, Founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, specially recorded this video for the Honour International Symposium, which was held from 19-20 May 2016 in Singapore

English Transcript | 中文副本

Greetings everyone!

It is a special honour to be invited to the symposium. However, due to work conflicts, I regret that I cannot attend and partake in the insightful discussions. However, I have a special interest in today’s topic and have many thoughts to share and discuss as well as to learn from you all. In this regard I would like to pay special thanks to the symposium organizers for allowing me the opportunity to show my video.

At first, I questioned both my English and Chinese language abilities as I could not precisely translate “Honour” to Chinese. In the end, I was relieved when I learned many of you also had trouble translating the meaning of this word into Chinese. In fact, when you carefully consider the meaning of “Honour” and the principles it embodies it has been ingrained in Chinese people for thousands of years and has also been deeply embedded in the “bones” of Chinese people around the world.

Chinese have long understood that in order to do things completely you must complete certain tasks first. As a first step, China took to thoroughly considering and understanding the meaning of compassion, justice, courtesy and wisdom before realizing the past two thousand years of glory, politics, culture, art, and economics. Each of these areas have been great achievements for China.

Over the past 800 years the rise in China’s GDP ranked first in the world. “The Analects of Confucius” is only 11,000 characters long, only taking the space of one page of a newspaper today, but this important literary work has influenced and guided China for 2,000 years. Similarly, today’s symposium represents a topic of equal importance because the next 2,000 years of human development also needs our influence and guidance.

I believe that Singapore has set an example for the Chinese-speaking world and I fully agree with the beliefs of the Singapore government, the level of development that it has achieved today and its international status but the most important factor is its steadfast commitment to “Honour” and everything that it includes: respect, righteousness, integrity, responsibility, etc.

When I first started doing business, I asked my wife if she would rather have a husband that is rich or one that has values and is well respected. She replied, of course have values and be respected. Because at that time, most people did not believe I could make money.

In the past, I did not look highly on businessmen. Furthermore, I believed the societal value created by businessmen was very limited. However, after I had my own business, I realized that if you want to last long and be successful your daily considerations and analyses should have nothing to do with money. Decisions that are made related to money are not strategic. Instead, the decisions that aren’t made based on profit and instead made based on values are actually the truly strategic ones. Hence, I have always believed that a good finance director would not make a good chairman because a good finance director is always thinking about money. People that have money fully occupying their mind have difficulties in doing good things and have difficulty in being good friends.

I realized that if you want to last long and be successful your daily considerations and analyses should have nothing to do with money.

When Alibaba was founded, we were in a very difficult situation. We had nothing. Nobody believed in what we did. Everyone said we were crazy people or cheaters but what actually allowed us to survive? Was it money? In fact, we had no money. Was it resources? We had no resources. Was it human talent? In fact, our human talent all ran away when they saw our situation. In fact, what we had were our values. Our values included: customers first, team spirit, and integrity. And when you look at these areas they appear empty and worthless. When Alibaba first started, we were really poor. But we believed in the future development of the internet. We had a dream of creating a future. We had our own values for doing business.

We started out by helping Chinese foreign trade companies with their overseas orders, charging them annual fees. But after a year had passed, these companies’ transaction value did not even exceed their annual fees to us. Our staff felt heart broken and felt like they let their clients down. During the end of year’s visit, our staff spoke to them with honesty: Ecommerce will have a great future but results may not be instant. Perhaps you can get a refund and not sign up next year.’ What resulted instead was that our clients encouraged our young employees. “It takes time and training for foreign clients to migrate online. Your considerations of our business have earned our belief and trust.” There have been many similar companies and even from over ten years ago until now they remain Alibaba’s clients.

After ten plus years of building businesses, my most profound thought is that, as a businessman, the most important decision to determine a company’s destiny has nothing to do with money. Many people have asked me, “Jack why are you so capable Jack?” I said, in fact I’m not very capable, it’s just that we are lucky. Other people have said, “Jack, you are so lucky and succeed every time.” I don’t feel like this is the case. In fact, our success was due to right choices we made. Alibaba has grown to this point today because we made a few critical choices.

The first case was in 2002 when the internet bubble burst, Alibaba had to survive. During that time the company was in a difficult situation but we set a goal of making $1 profit. At that time if we didn’t make any profit we would die and the most painful issue was in order to win website design business we had to offer bribes. So we held an all-day meeting in Hangzhou. We understood that if we offered bribes we could survive but if we didn’t our company would likely die. I remember that day we met until 4pm and finally decided we would never offer bribes. We would rather close down the company. We would not operate without integrity. We would rather together find new jobs and continue to maintain integrity.

In 2002, because we maintained our integrity, we started to make a profit. After we started to make profit we discovered during our end of year review that two employees accounted for over 60% of the entire group’s sales. And we discovered these two employees were giving kickbacks, commissions, and bribes. So what should we do? If we fire them immediately, the company will not have profit. If we do not kick these two employees out then what does this say about us? It would imply that our words are empty so in the end we decided to let these two employees go. “Do not bribe”, this rule is written into Alibaba’s employee code of conduct. Employees that violate this rule are immediately expelled.

After Alibaba became a large company, bribes started to flow the other way around. We set new rules that forbid employees to take bribes. We have billions worth of procurement contracts every year. In our contracts we include this sentence: “Thank you for doing business with us. We hope that in our future business interactions our employees cannot ask for bribes and you will not offer us bribes. If we discover any such related problems, our group will never do business with you.” This is written in our contracts.

Today, Alibaba employees are well respected in the community. This isn’t because our business has grown large but rather the result of the many codes of conduct our employees follow. In many places, our employees are warmly welcomed. But our employees are not allowed to accept free car rides or meals. Small gifts, even a piece of candy is sent back. Otherwise the employee’s value score will be very low, and even be subject to penalties.

There was one time when I sat in a salesperson training session. The training instructor was speaking about how to sell hair combs to monks. After listening for five minutes, I got extremely angry and expelled the instructor. I thought the instructor was a cheater because monks do not need combs in the first place. So to sell a product to a client that doesn’t need it is deceptive and not skill-based sales. This practice was a significant challenge to our values.

The second choice we made at Alibaba was Alipay. As soon as we launched Taobao it quickly became very popular. However, many users communicated online without transactions actually occurring due to the lack of trust between strangers.

People were not willing to provide payment in advance and no one was willing to ship merchandise first. Our biggest problem was to solve this transaction problem.

That year I participated in the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos with the intent to find a solution to this problem. Instead, I discovered that all the businessmen were discussing corporate social responsibility. During my time at Davos, I suddenly realized that if we wanted to develop e-commerce in China, we needed to do something that had true value, something that would promote societal development. Without it we will never succeed. To do something like this requires tremendous responsibility. Without it, we will not be able to get anything done.

The lack of development in China’s ecommerce was due to one missing piece—a mechanism that could facilitate trust between people.

I believe that Alipay is the mechanism that can fulfil this gap. That same night at Davos, I called my friends and colleagues. I said, “Immediately, right now. Let’s create this product, let’s launch Alipay.” I understand the regulatory risks associated with creating Alipay in China, and if someone needs to go to jail for this product, I will go.

China is a country that has valued credibility and integrity. Confucius has said, “Every day, I self-reflect on three issues.” During ancient times people self-reflected on three issues a day, two of these three issues are related to sincerity and honesty: did I try my best in helping others and did I keep my word when engaging with friends. Chinese value credibility but lacks a system of trust. If Alipay wants to have value in China it must establish a trust system.

Today, Alibaba has built a trust system in China: users provide reviews, Alipay facilities transactions, and all the actions taken on our platform is data which helps inform credibility and credit ratings.

Only with this system, would it be possible for users to send strangers money and merchandise solely based on a picture and a few sentences posted online.

Today, we have millions of daily visitors on our site. Sometimes an order can represent a diamond worth several hundred thousands or a car worth millions. A few days ago, we sold 100 Mercedes-Benz in only 25 seconds. As a result, without this trust system, these transactions would be nearly impossible. What makes us most proud today is not how many products we sold but rather the trust system Alibaba has built. We proved to everyone in a commercial manner how much trust is worth. We built a system of trust. We are also a beneficiary of the system. This system provides the foundation for Alibaba to achieve $500 billion in sales during our fiscal year. The power of honour is tremendous.

If the past 30 years of China’s development relied on its advantage in population size and the relatively low price of labour. Then in the coming years China should not look to rely on having cheaper products but instead rely on the trust or honour between people. If there is a significant human potential that has not been realized I believe mutual trust and credibility is the biggest undiscovered fortune. Only when we pay attention and care about “Honour” will we “Honour” ourselves. I believe it is only then that we can earn other people’s “Honour.”

Many thanks to the symposium organizers for inviting me, and I am very sorry that I was not able to be here personally for the meetings. Congratulations to everyone here. Thank you all!

中文副本 | English Transcript

大家好!

很荣幸得到大会的邀请。非常遗憾因为工作的原因,我不能来到现场,加入大家的讨论。不过我对今天的话题特别感兴趣。有很多话想说,想和大家交流,也向大家学习。所以也要得别感谢大会给我这个视频的机会。

一开始我对自己的英文和中文都产生了怀疑。因为我发现在汉语里很难准确的找到一个词,这个“Honour”这个词的汉文。后来我知道你们中间,原来也有很多人其实跟我一样,也不是很能够找到这个词的真真确确的含义,我就很放心了。

其实仔细想想“Honour”的内涵,它包涵的道理,已经陪伴中国人几千年了,也深入到了世界上各个角落华人的骨髓。?

中国人很早就明白,要做成事,什么东西才是第一位的?

中国是先把仁、义、礼、智、信这些道理都想明白了,想彻底了,才有了后面两千年的辉煌。

政治、文化、艺术、经济,每一样都非常了不起。

中国曾经有八百年的GDP是在全世界排第一的,论语才11000多字,也就只有今天报纸的一个版面,但是一下子就影响并治理了中国两千多年,所以我知道今天的大会非常的重要,因为我们要管好接下来人类发展的两千年的文明。

新加坡给华人世界做了一个表率,我非常赞同新加坡政府所相信的,新加坡能够有今天的发展、今天的国际地位,最重要的是坚守了“Honour”所包含的东西,就是:尊重、正义、诚信、责任、担当等等。

我刚开始做生意的时候,问我太太,你希望你的丈夫将来是很有钱,还是很受人尊重?她回答说,当然是受人尊重。

因为很多人那个时候认为我不会赚钱,我以前也看不起商人,我也认为无商不奸,而且商人创造的社会价值非常有限,等我自己做了企业以后,我才明白,其实一个企业家要做得久,做得好,他每天考虑的大部分事情都应该跟钱没有关系,跟钱有关的都不是战略性的,不以利益为出发点的战略决策才是真正的庙堂之策。

所以我一直相信一个好的财务总监很难做好董事长,因为好的财务总监脑子里全部都是钱。脑子里全是钱的人,是很难做好事情,很难做好朋友。

阿里巴巴一开始那么难,什么都没有,没有人相信我们要做的事情,人人都说我们是疯子、是骗子,但究竟是什么让我们这个企业活下来?是钱吗?其实我们根本没有钱;是资源吗?我们也没有资源。 是人才吗?其实人才跑到我们公司看到这个状况都跑了。

我们其实有的是价值观,我们有的是客户第一、团队精神、诚信,而这些东西看起来都很虚,很不值钱。

阿里巴巴一开始,其实我们真的非常穷,但是我们有对互联网发展的信念,我们有对创建未来的梦想,我们有自己做事的价值观。

刚开始的时候,我们帮助外贸企业在网上接出口订单,每年收外贸企业的年费,但是一年下来,交易额还不如他们交的年费多。我们的员工,心里觉得很过意不去,觉得很对不起人家,年底客户走访的时候,就老老实实跟对方说,电子商务这个东西将来会很好,但是没有那么立竿见影,要不你们就退钱,明年别再签了。

结果我们的客户反过来会鼓励我们的年轻人,说外贸客户要从传统渠道到网上来,那是需要时间、需要培养,您既然这么为我们着想,我们相信你们。

所以很多这样的公司十多年了,到现在还是阿里巴巴的客户。这十多年创业走过来,最深的一个感触,就是一个企业家做的最重要的选择,决定公司命运的选择,基本上都是跟钱无关的选择。有很多人说,马云你为什么那么厉害?其实我说不是我们厉害,也是我们运气好。但也有人说,马云你怎么运气这么好,每次都能成功?我觉得也不是那样,其实是我们做的选择比较正确一点而已。

阿里巴巴发展到今天,确实有几次关键性的选择:

第一次是阿里巴巴要活下来,2002年互联网泡沫破灭,那时候公司非常艰难,但我们提出了必须要盈利1块钱,那时候不盈利我们就死掉了,那时最痛苦的一件事情就是帮人家做互联网的网页,你必须要给贿赂,不给贿赂,人家就不和你做生意,所以我们在杭州开会讨论了一天,如果给别人贿赂我们就有可能活着;如果我们不给别人贿赂,我们就可能死掉了。直到下午4点多,我记得那天,我们决定,我们永远不给别人贿赂,永远不行贿,宁可公司关了,我们不做这家公司,我们一起再去找工作,也必须要坚持诚信的底线。

到了2002年我们居然那年因为坚持了自己的诚信底线,开始赚钱了,赚钱以后呢,我们看了下年终,我们发现有两个员工,他们两个人的业绩就超过了我们整个集团销售团队的60%,而这两个人我们发现是给人佣金了,给人贿赂了,你说怎么办?如果把这两个人当即开除,那么公司就不赚钱了;如果不开除这两个员工,那么意味着什么,意味着我们所讲的一切都是虚话,所以我们最后的决定还是开除了这两个员工,不贿赂,直到现在都写在阿里巴巴的员工守则里,谁要是触犯了,我们就会立刻开除。

阿里巴巴做大以后,行贿这个事情倒过来了,我们规定不准员工拿贿赂,我们一年内有几个亿几十亿的采购,我们在合同里写了这一句话:感谢您跟我们做生意,我们希望跟您未来在做生意的过程中,我们的员工不能向您索要贿赂,您也绝对不允许给我们一分钱的贿赂,如果我们发现有任何这样的问题,我们公司集团内将永不跟您做生意。这是我们在合同上写好的。

现在阿里巴巴员工走出去,是很受人尊敬的。这个不是因为我们生意做大了,而是我们的员工有很多的规矩,现在很多地方接待我们是很热情的,但是我们的员工,不能让别人的车来接,不能吃人家请的饭,拿一颗糖都要送回去,不然他的价值观打分就会很低,甚至会受到处罚。后来有一次,我们销售人员在培训,我去看了下,发现培训老师在讲怎么样把梳子卖给和尚,我听了5分钟,我非常生气,就把这个培训老师给开除了,因为我觉得是骗子,因为和尚本来就不需要梳子。

把产品卖给那些不需要这个产品的客户,我认为这就是骗术而不是销售之术,这对我们的价值观是巨大的挑战。

阿里巴巴做的第二个选择,是支付宝。淘宝建立起来的时候很快就非常热闹、非常火。但是网上咨询的很多,没有交易,因为没有人相信陌生人,谁也不愿意先把钱付出去,谁也不愿意把货先付出去。如何解决交易的问题,是我们最大的问题。

那一年我刚好去了达沃斯,我想去找到如何完成这样一个交易的目的和方法。但是后来我发现,所有的企业家都在那里谈论着企业的社会责任。我在达沃斯的时候突然想明白了,如果我们要在中国发展电子商务,我们必须去做一件真正有价值的事情,去真正推动社会的进步,真正的去创造独特的价值,不然我们永远发展不起来。而要做到这一点,需要有巨大的担当,没有担当,任何事情都不可能做成,中国电子商务发展不起来,就是缺少一个让人和人之间建立信任的东西,而这个东西,我觉得就应该由支付宝来解决。

当天晚上我在达沃斯打电话给我的朋友和同事,我说立刻现在马上去做这个产品,启动支付宝这个产品,如果说因为这个产品要去坐牢那就是我去。其实中国一直是一个讲诚信的国家,吾日三省吾身,古人每天反省自己的三件事,有两件事关乎诚信:为人办事有没有尽力;与朋友相交是否守信用。中国讲诚信但是中国缺乏诚信体系,支付宝在中国要有价值,就必须建立这么一个诚信的体系。

现在阿里巴巴在中国建立了一个诚信体系,用户给你评价,支付宝帮助你交易,最后你的一切痕迹都是数据,而数据留下来,产生了强大的信用。有了这套体系,你才有可能在网上只凭一张图片和几句介绍,就可以向陌生人付钱,向陌生人寄出商品。

我们现在每天有上亿人次的点击,有时候一单生意就是几十万的钻石,上百万的汽车。前几天我们用了25秒钟卖出了100辆奔驰,所以没有诚信体系,这一切几乎全不可能。

今天我们最骄傲的不是阿里巴巴卖出了多少商品,而是阿里巴巴建设了一个诚信的体系,用商业的方法向所有人证明了诚信值多少钱,我们建造了一套诚信的体系,我们自己也是这个体系的受益者,这是阿里巴巴一个财年为什么能够实现5000亿美元销售的基石,诚信的力量是巨大的,如果说中国过去三十年的发展,依靠的是人口红利,是廉价劳动力,那么接下来,中国可以依靠不是货品与货品之间的差价,而是人与人之间的互信。如果说人类还有什么红利没有被发掘的话,那我相信,信任、互信是最大的未开发财富,我们也只有自己关注,care这个“Honour”,只有自己“Honour”自己,我相信才能赢得别人对你的“Honour”。

所以感谢大会的邀请,很遗憾没有机会来参与这个大会,在这儿向大家表示祝贺,谢谢大家!

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Facing the Giants – Death Crawl Motivation Speech

Video Transcript:

Random Dude 1: Man, that’s not even funny, dude. Oh Yeah.

Random Dude 2: So, Coach, how strong is Westview this year?

Brock: A lot stronger than we are.

Coach: You already written Friday night down as a loss, Brock?

Brock: Well, not if I know we could beat them.

Coach: Come here, Brock. You too, Jeremy.

Brock: What? Am I in trouble now?

Coach: Not yet. I wanna see you do the death crawl again except I wanna see your absolute best.

Brock: What? You want me to go to the 30?

Coach: I think you can go to 50.

Brock: The 50? I can go to 50 if nobody’s on my back.

Coach: I think you can do it with Jeremy on your back, but even if you can’t I want you to promise me that you’re gonna do your best.

Brock: All right.

Coach: Your best.

Brock: OK.

Coach: You’re gonna give me your best?

Brock: I’m gonna give you my best.

Coach: All right, one more thing. I want you to do it blindfolded.

Brock: Why?

Coach: I don’t want you giving up at a certain point when you can go further. Get down. Jeremy, get on his back. Now, get a good tight hold, Jeremy. All right. Let’s go Brock. Keep your knees off the ground. Use your hands and feet. There you go. A little bit left. A little bit left. There you go. Show me good effort. Ataway, Brock. You keep coming. There you go.

Coach: It’s a good start. Little bit left. Little bit left. There you go, Brock. Good strength. That’s it, Brock. That’s it.

Brock: Am I at the 20 yet?

Coach: Forget the 20. You give me your best. You keep going. That’s it. Don’t stop Brock. You got more in you than that.

Brock: I ain’t done. Just resting a second.

Coach: You gotta keep moving. Let’s keep moving. Let’s go. Don’t quit till you got nothing left. There you go. Keep moving. Keep moving. Keep moving Brock. That’s it. You keep driving. Keep your knees off the ground. Keep driving it. Your very best. Your very best. YOUR VERY BEST. Keep moving, Brock. That’s it. That’s it. That’s it. Keep going. Don’t quit on me. Keep going. Keep driving it. Keep your knees off the ground. That’s it. Your very best. Don’t quit on me. Your very best. Keep driving. Keep driving. There you go. There you go. That’s it. You keep driving. Keep your knees off the ground. Keep driving it. Don’t quit till you got nothing left. Keep moving, Brock. That’s it. That’s it. That’s it. Keep going. I want everything you got. Come on, keep going.

Brock: It hurts.

Coach: Don’t quit on me. Your very best. Keep driving. Keep driving. There you go. There you go.

Brock: He’s heavy.

Coach: I know.

Brock: I’m about out of strength.

Coach: Then you negotiate with your mind to find more strength, but don’t you give up on me, Brock. You keep going, you hear me? You keep going. You’re doing good. You keep going. Do not quit on me. You keep going.

Brock: It hurts.

Coach: I know it hurts. You keep going. It’s not hard from here. 30 more steps. You keep going, Brock. Come on. Keep going.

Brock: It burns.

Coach: Then let it burn.

Brock: My arms are burning.

Coach: It’s all heart. You keep going, Brock. Come on. Come on. Keep going. You promised me your best. Your best. Don’t stop. Keep going.

Brock: It’s too hard.

Coach: It’s not too hard. You keep going. Come on, Brock.Give me more. Give me more. Keep going. 20 more steps. 20 MORE. Keep going, Brock. Give me your best. Don’t quit. No. Keep going. Keep going. Keep going. Don’t quit. Don’t quit. Don’t quit. Brock Kelley, you don’t quit. Keep going. Keep going. Go, Brock Kelley. You don’t quit on me. No, you keep going. You keep going. Go, Brock. 10 more steps. 10 more. 10 more. 10 more. Keep going. Don’t quit. Give me your heart.

Brock: I can’t do it.

Coach: You can. You can. Five more. Five more. Come on, Brock. Come on. Don’t quit. Don’t quit. Come on Brock. Two more. One more.

Brock : That’s gotta be 50. That’s gotta be 50. I don’t have any more.

Coach: Look up, Brock. You’re in the end zone. Brock, you are the most influential player on this team. If you walk around defeated, so will they. Now tell me you can’t give me more than what I’ve been seeing. You just carried a 140-pound man across this whole field on your arms. Brock, I need you. God’s gifted you with the ability of leadership. Don’t waste it.

Jeremy: Coach.

Coach: Can I count on you?

Brock: Yes.

Jeremy: Coach.

Coach: What is it, Jeremy?

Jeremy: I weigh 160.

Random Coach: All right. Who’s next?

VISION – Motivational Video

Video Transcript:

Mayday, mayday, mayday! Bravo 160 heavy. Emergency descent!

We have as humans
We have something that no animal has
And what is called is, imagination
And what imagination allows you to do
it allows you to see it
Before it actually happened

What I mean by that is
I need you to go 10 years into the future
20 years into the future
And I need you to see yourself
Actually becoming the person you want to be

You gotta live in the forward

Block the whole world out
Put some music on
Some classical music
Right, the piano music
I don’t know what you need to listen to
But I want you to take 30 minutes
Go in the closet, go in the basement
Go to the library, go into a room alone.
And I want you to take 30 minutes
And I want you to imagine
I want you to take 30 minutes
And I want you live in the forward

See the problem is
I’m talking to some of you guys
The problem that you’re having is
You’re living in the future and you’re living in the present
And you keep talking about the mistakes
And you keep talking about the past
And you keep talking about your trials
And you keep talking about your situation

And I want you to know
That everybody that has ever been great
Everybody has had a obstacle to overcome
They had a barrier that they had to climb
There is no individual who’s ever reached success
And he didn’t have to go through
A obstacle or a barrier to get there
I need you to live in the future
I need you to go in your future every single day
I need you to go in your future
I need you to see what you’re going to be

Listen to me
What you are to be, you are now becoming
So you gotta use your imagination
And your imagination has to take you beyond the pain
Your imagination has to take you beyond the trouble
Your imagination has to take you to the next level
We have to see ourselves there long before it happens

The second rule is
We’ve gotta embrace faith
I had to have faith and believe that the thing that I see
10 years from now
20 years from now
That one day that thing is gonna be successful

When I was homeless at 16
I could have quit
When I was homeless
I could have given up
There were many a day that I thought about
Commiting suicide

But I said to myself
“E just keep imagining, keep thinking, keep seeing”
Keep seeing what you’re not now
But what you’re going to be
Sometimes it’s gonna be hard
Sometimes you gonna look all around you
And nowhere do you see success
Nowhere do you see anything that
Remotely looks like success
But you gotta embrace

Number 2: You gotta embrace the faith
You gotta believe that
Although it’s not happening right now
If you keep pressing
If you keep pushing, guess what?
One day is gonna be your day
That’s right
I need you to say that with me
One day is gonna be your day
Embrace the faith
You gotta be able to see it and believe it
When there is no evidence around you
When there is no evidence around you
When you got pain in your life, when you are tired
When you feel like giving up
And you feel like quitting
When you look around you
And you don’t see anything that looks anything like success
You gotta embrace the faith
And believe that one day is gonna be my day
But one day can’t be your day if you give up
If you quit
If you quit, no day will ever be your day

I want you to fail forward
That’s right. I said it. Fail forward.
I want you to get to a place in your life
That every mistake you make
Every setback you get
Right, every obstacle that you don’t overcome
Every barrier you can’t climb
I don’t want you to give up
But I want you to fail forward

You gotta learn from your mistakes
That every mistake you make
You failed that class? Get back up and try again!
You lose a job? Get back up and try again!
You put all your money in an investment?
Get back and try again!
If you start a business and it don’t work
Don’t stop, don’t quit!
Fail forward
Learn from each and every one of your mistakes

Don’t quit. Don’t give up
Listen to me. Don’t quit. Don’t give up.
If it gets hard, you tie a knot around yourself
You double tie it if you have to, but you hold on
But I want you to know, you’ll never reach your goal
You’ll never reach your dreams
If you don’t use your imagination

So when you failed that class
Don’t drop it
When you failed that class don’t just stop going
You’re going to the end of that class
And you’re going to the end of that class
And you’re going to the end of that class
And you’re going to the end of that class
Because I want you to know something
When you start that class over the next semester
You won’t be starting from scratch
You won’t be starting from the bottom
Because you were all the way up here when you quit
And now all you gotta do is go a little further
And a little further
So keep reaching
Keep climbing

But it started with a vision

Fear
Is not real
The only place that fear can exist
Is in our thoughts of the future
It is a product of our imagination
Causing us to fear things
That do not, at present and may not ever, exist
Fear is a choice

Only those who risk going too far
Can possibly find out how far one can go

I want your dream be so clear
That when you wake up in the morning
All you gotta do is step in your dream

And the first step for me
Was seeing something I was not before I was

You can do it
Where you are is temporary
You will not be there for rest of your life

I don’t care what happens in your life
I don’t care what it looks like
I don’t care where you are
Every single day you wake up
If you’re gonna have energy
If you’re gonna have passion
If you’re gonna have drive
Every day you wake up
You gotta start with that vision

This is the mentally like
You gotta live this
You gotta eat this
Every single thing you do
It’s not a cute saying
It is a way of life
It’s got to possess everything you do
It’s got to own you

There’s no reason to have a plan B
Because it distracts from plan A

I want to see how far I can go
I want to see what I can accomplish
I want to see what I can do
What I can be
What I can have. I want to see.
I don’t want to see what I think I can do
I don’t want to see what I think is possible
I wanna see what my life will look like
If I don’t count the cost
And I was willing to go further
Than anybody was willing to

One problem
The violin
Because to do what you do
You have got to be a world class violinist
Because if you don’t
When you’re moving around
Being thrown around and still trying to play
You end up doing what you did
That is missing loads of notes
And there were times when it sounded to me
Like a bunch of rats being strangled.
Seriously, that bad.
But you’re not good enough, I don’t think
To get away with flying through the air
And trying to play the violin at the same time

I don’t think what you’re doing right now
Is enough to fill a theater in Vegas

That much movement made you not as great as you were
Made you not as great as you were

Anytime there’s a change to be made
You have to realize that
There is somewhere else you wanna be
And I want to basically be happy

You can’t do anything without faith
it’s impossible to accomplish anything without faith
So i need you to believe
There is still time
As long there is a breath in your nostrils
As long as you can wake up in the morning

The first step
Before anybody else in the world believes it
Is you have to believe it
So I need you to believe

Cause if you’re willing to go through all the battling
you got to go through to get where you wanna get
Who’s got the right to stop you?
I mean maybe some of you guys got something you never finished
Something you really want to do
Something you never said to someone, something…
And you’re told no, even after you paid your dues?
Who’s got the right to tell you that, who?
Nobody
It’s your right to listen to your gut
It ain’t nobody’s right to say no
After you earned the right to be where you want to be
And do what you want to do

You gotta do what you was called to do
You gotta do what you was born to do
You gotta do what works for you
Because if you do what works for you
you’re gonna blow up!

It’s in your DNA!
It’s who you are!

Even if you get knocked down
You get back up, you get back up, you get back up
And you continue to throw shit against the wall!

You have a vision, but listen to me
You are where you are because of who you are
And if you’re going to get somewhere else
You’re gonna have to change something

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Unstoppable – Motivational Video

Video Transcript:

So you thought it was the end of the story.
You thought that one single event that one single moment was enough for him to stand among the great.

Sleep. ‘I don’t sleep.’ You thought that was it.

So you thought it was over? Well it’s just getting started.

This is the art where you re-invent yourself.
It’s time to get tested, to test your will, your endurance; it’s time to test your art, to test your limits.

It’s about no days off. No weekends, no holidays, no birthdays. Listen to me! No days off! It’s about gaining the competitive edge.
You can’t afford to make excuses. No excuses when you feel pain. And trust me, you will feel it. And all you wanna do is give up. And all you wanna do is give in. When you feel like you’ve given all you got… you gotta take one more step, you gotta run one more lap, and you gotta throw one more punch. Until you reach the top.

Do you think he’s coming back?
I don’t know.

What do you fear?

You are no one.

This is your beginning but it doesn’t have to be your end.

Get off the ground. C’mon.

You can do nothing without faith! You are still special.

Is it beyond our reach?

I’m not afraid. I’m angry.

You can’t give in.

Behind every fear is the person you want to be. Fear is self-imposed, mean it doesn’t exist. You create it, you can destroy it. You face your fears and become the person you want to be.
You run from your fears, you’re not living. You are alive but you not digging the freedom. You are not running the day, the day is running you. We all fall down in life. The question is: Who gets back up?

You don’t owe these people any more. You’ve given them everything.
Not everything. Not yet.

And I’ve seen now what I would have to become to stop men like him. If you make yourself more than just a man… if you devote yourself to an ideal… and if they can’t stop you,
then you become something else entirely. Legend.

You go after it and you give it all you have. If you lose it, at least you tried, man! ‘I failed’ is ten times more of a man than someone said ‘what if?’ Cos ‘what if?’ Never went to the arena!

That’s called courage. Now that’s the stuff leaders should be made of.

You think something’s wrong maybe it’s time to stop. No it’s time to move free and further!

Mentally you must believe it before you physically start it.

I choose to rise, not fall!
I choose to live, not die!

Today will be that day
Not tomorrow, not next week, but right now, right here
Belief will change my world
History will remember me
I will define myself
I will never give up, not until I’ve given everything I got
Because who am I? I AM A CHAMPION!

I choose to fight back!

I’m coming.

All you need now is a little imagination. Your imagination does, whether you want to believe it or not, is a preview of your life’s coming attractions. If you can’t imagine what it’s gonna be, don’t ever expect physically looking into the mirror and see it.

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Jack Ma’s vision for Alibaba

Jack Ma’s Original Sales Pitch in 1999

English Transcript

Today, we are all here to discuss what we should do in the next five to ten years. So, what will Alibaba become in the future? Since we were working on China Pages, I’ve always said our competitors are not domestic websites, but overseas websites. Our competitors are not in China, but in America’s Silicon Valley.

So first, we should position Alibaba as a global website, not just a domestic website. Second, we need to learn the hard working spirit of Silicon Valley. If we go to work at 8am and go home at 5pm, this is not a high tech company, and Alibaba will never be successful. If we have that kind of 8am-to-5pm spirit, then we should just go and do something else.

Americans are strong at hardware and systems. But on information and software, Chinese brains are just as good as theirs. All of our brains are just as good as theirs. This is the reason we dare to compete with Americans. If we are a good team and know what we want to do, one of us can defeat ten of them. We can beat government agencies and big famous companies because of our innovative spirit. Otherwise, what is the difference between us and them?

Everybody knows the Internet is a bubble that keeps getting bigger and bigger. But when will it burst? Yahoo’s stock will fall and eBay’s stock will rise and maybe after eBay’s stock rises, Alibaba’s stock will rise. So don’t worry. The dream of the Internet won’t burst. We will have to pay painful price in the next 3 to 5 years. It is the only way we can succeed. So, the goal is Alibaba will IPO in 2002.

Chinese Transcript

而今天我想把大家请过来,跟大家共同探讨以后至少五年十年我们要做的事情。那么阿里巴巴我们将做成什么样? 我想从黄页的时候我就提过,黄页所要瞄准的对象不是国内站而是国际站,我们所有的竞争对手不在于中国,而在美国的硅谷。

如果说第一,我们把阿里巴巴定位就把它作为国际站点,我们不要把它定位国内站点。第二个呢我想就是我们要学会硅谷的那种拼劲,如果我们是早上八点钟上 班,五点钟下班,这个不是搞高科技,这个绝对不是我们阿里巴巴的精神,如果说我们以这种精神反正我上班八点钟上班,五点钟就下班了,赶紧去其他地方。

人家美国人强就强在硬件,强就强在他的系统就是这个这方面确实比我们高,但是玩信息玩软的,中国脑袋决不比别人差。我们在座的所有人的脑袋绝不比任 何人差。这就是我们敢跟美国人斗的机会,我们绝对敢斗,如果我们是好的Team好的团队,我们自己知道我们想做什么,我们想干点什么的时候,我相信我们是 可以一当十的。我们能够赢政府机构,我们能够赢其他很多的民营企业,大的企业的时候,凭的我们的精神,我们一手的创新概念,以及我们这种拼劲才能去斗,否则的话,跟他们什么区别呢?

谁都知道Internet是个泡沫,我刚才讲的危机感,就是Internet这个泡沫就越来越大,什么时候破,雅虎的股票掉了,eBay的股票会涨,有一天eBay的股票涨了后,阿里巴巴的胜出的股票涨,所以不要担心。我觉得Internet这个梦不会破,这个泡沫不会破,我们为后面的三五年所付出的代价是非常惨痛。只有这样惨痛的代价,才会赢得我们未来的取得成功,那么目标是2002年,阿里巴巴上市。

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The Mind – Motivational Video

Video Transcript:

Your life is your life
Don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
Be on the watch.
There are ways out.
There is a light somewhere.
It may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
Be on the watch.
The gods will offer you chances.
Know them.
Take them.
You can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
And the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
Your life is your life.
Know it while you have it.
You are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.
~ Charles Bukowski ~

If you’re going to try,
go all the way.
Otherwise,
don’t even start.
If you’re going to try,
go all the way.
This could mean losing girlfriends,
wives, relatives,
jobs…
and maybe your mind.
Go all the way.
It could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days.
It could mean freezing on a park bench.
It could mean jail,
It could mean
derision,
mockery,
isolation.
Isolation is the gift,
all the others are a test of your endurance,
of how much you really want to do it.
And you’ll do it.
Despite rejection and the worst odds
and it will be better than anything else you can imagine.
If you’re going to try,
go all the way.
There is no other feeling like that.
You will be alone with the gods
and the nights will flame with fire.
Do it.
Do it.
Do it.
DO IT.
All the way.
ALL THE WAY.
You will ride life
straight to perfect laughter,
its the only good fight
there is.
~ Charles Bukowski ~

Our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us
because our destiny lies above us.
~ Interstellar ~

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The world is indeed a better place because of his videos
At least for me 🙂

Unbroken – Motivational Video

Video Transcript:

You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.
You have to trust in something: Your gut, destiny, Life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path.
And that will make all the difference.
(Steve Jobs)

Your time is limited; so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle.
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
(Steve Jobs)

That you’re gonna have some ups and
you’re gonna have some downs.
Most people give up on themselves easily.
You know the human spirit is powerful?
There is nothing as powerful. It’s hard to kill the human spirit! Anybody can feel good when they have their health,
their bills are paid, they have happy relationships.
Anybody can be positive then.
Anybody can have a larger vision then.
Anybody can have faith under those kind of circumstances.
The real challenge of growth mentally, emotionally,
and spiritually, comes when you get knocked down.
It takes courage to act. Part of being hungry
when you have been defeated.
It takes courage to start over again.

Fear kills dreams. Fear kills hope.
Fear put people in the hospital.
Fear can age you.
It can hold you back from doing something that you know within yourself that you are capable of doing, but it will paralyse you.

At the end of your feelings is nothing,
but at the end of every principle is a promise.
Behind your little feelings, it might not be
absolutely nothing at the end of your little feelings.
But behind every principle is a promise.
And some of you in your life, the reason why you’re
not at your goal right now, cause you just all about your feelings.
All on your feelings, you don’t feel like waking up, so who does?
Everyday you say “no” to your dreams, you might be pushing your dreams back a whole six months, a whole year!
That one single day, that one day you didn’t get up could have pushed your stuff back, I don’t know how long.

Don’t allow your emotions to control you.
We are emotional, but what you want to begin to
discipline your emotion. If you don’t discipline and
contain your emotion, they will use you.

You want it and you’re going to go all out to have it.
It’s not going to be easy, when you want to change, it’s not easy.
If it were in fact easy, everybody would do it.
But if you’re serious, you will go all out.

I’m in control here. I’m not going to let this get me down,
I’m not going to let this destroy me. I’m coming back.
And I’ll be stronger and better because of it.
You’ve got to make a declaration.
That this is what you stand for.
You’re standing up for your dreams,
you’re standing up for peace of mind, you’re standing up for health. Take full responsibility for your life.
Accept where you are and the responsibility
that you’re going to take yourself where you want to go.
You can decide that I am going to live each day as if it were my last. Live your life with passion. With some drive.
Decide that you’re going to push yourself.
The last chapter to your life has not been written yet, and it doesn’t matter about what happened yesterday.
It doesn’t matter about what happened to you.
What matter is what are you going to do about it.

This year I will make this goal become a reality.
I won’t talk about it anymore. I can. I can! I CAN!

To persevere I think is important for everybody. Don’t give up, don’t give in. There’s always an answer to everything.

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Dream – Motivational Video

Video Transcript:

I don’t know what that dream is that you have. I don’t care how disappointing it might’ve been as you’ve been working toward that dream, but that dream that you’re holding in your mind, that it’s possible!

That some of you already know. That it’s hard, it’s not easy. It’s hard changing your Life. That in the process, of working on your dreams, you are going to incur in a lot of disappointment, a lot of failure, a lot of pain. There are moments when you’re gonna doubt yourself. You said God, why, why is this happening to me? I’m just trying to take care of my children and my mother, I’m not trying to steal or rob from anybody. How does this have to happen to me? For those of you that have experience some hardships, don’t give up on your dream. There’re rough times that are gonna come, but they have not come to stay, they have come to pass.

Greatness, is not this wonderful, esoteric, illusive, god-like feature that only the special among us will ever taste. It’s something that truly exists, in all of us.

It’s very important for you to believe, that you are the one.
Most people, they raise a family, they earn a living and then they die. They stop growing, they stop working on themselves, they stop stretching, they stop pushing themselves. There’re a lot of people who like to complain but they don’t wanna do anything about their situation. And most people don’t work on their dreams, why?
One is because of fear, the fear of failure, “what if things don’t work out”? And the fear of success, “what If they do and I can’t handle it”? These are not risk takers.

You spent so much time with other people, you spent so much time trying to get people to like you, you know other people more than you know yourself, you studied them, you know about them, you want hang out like them, you want to be just like them. And you know what? You’ve invested so much time on them, you don’t know who you are. I challenge you to spend time by yourself.

It’s necessary, that you get the losers out of your Life, if you want to live your dream. But people who are running towards their dreams, Life have a special kind of meaning.

When you become the “right” person, what you do is you start seperating yourself from other people. You begin to have a certain uniqueness, as long as you follow on other people, as long as you being a “copycat”, you’ll never ever be the best “copycat” in the world, but you will be the best you could be. I’m challenging you to define your value.

That everybody won’t see it, that everybody won’t join you, that everybody won’t have the vision… It’s necessary to know that. That you are an uncommon breed. It’s necessary that you align yourself with people and attract people into your business, who are hungry! People who are unstoppable and unreasonable, people who are rebuilding to live Life just as it is and who want more! The people that are living their dreams, of party winners, to attach themselves to. The people that are living their dreams, are the people that know that if it’s gonna happen it’s up to them.

If you want to be more successful, if you want to have and do stuff you never done before, I’m asking you, to INVEST  IN YOU!

Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality. That you don’t have to go through Life, being a victim. And even though you face disappointments, you have to know within yourself… that I can do this, even if no one else sees it for me, I must see it for myself.

This is what I believe and I’m willing to die for it. Period.

No matter how bad it is or how bad it gets, I’m going to make it!

I wanna represent an idea. I wanna represent possibilities.

There’s some of you right now, you want to go to next level. ‘I want a council, I want to be an engineer, I want to be a doctor. ” Listen to me. You can’t get to that level. You can’t get to that level economically where you want to be, until you start investing your mind. You’re not reading books. I’m challenging you all to go to conferences. I dare you to invest time! I dare you to be alone! I dare you to spent an hour to get to know yourself. When you become who you are, when you become the person that you are created to be, designed to be who you were designed to be. When you become an individual. What you do is you take yourself and you start separating yourself from other people. I’m challenging you, to get to the place where people do not like you or do not even bother you no more. Why? Cause you’re not concerned with trying to make them happy. Because you’re trying to blow up, you’re trying to get to the next level. I need you to invest in your mind. Invest in your mind.

If you still talk about your dream. If you still talk about your goal. But you have not done anything, JUST TAKE THE FIRST STEP! That you can make your parents proud, you can make your school proud, you can touch millions of people lives and the world will never be the same again, because you came this way. Don’t let nobody steal your dream! After we face a rejection and a “NO” or we have a meeting and no one shows up, or somebody said, you can count on me, and they don’t come through. What if we had that kind of attitude that cause reposes, nobody believes in you, you’ve lost again, and again, and again! The lights are cut off but you still looking at your dream, reviewing it every day and saying to yourself:
IT’S NOT OVER, UNTIL I WIN!

You can live your dream!

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Jack Ma advice on how to be successful in Life

Before 20 Years Old:

Be a good student. The way to entrepreneur, just learn some experience.

Before 30 Years Old:

Follow somebody. Go to a small company. Normally in a big company it’s good to learn processes. You’re a part of a big machine. But when you go to a small company, you learn the passion, you learn the dreams, and you learn how to do lots of things at any one time. So before 30 years old, it’s not which company you go, it’s which boss you follow. It’s very important. A good boss teaches you differently.

From 30 to 40 Years Old:

You have to think very clearly if you want to work for yourself. If you really want to be an entrepreneur.

From 40 to 50 Years Old:

You have to do all the things that you are good at. Don’t try to drop into the new area, it’s too late. You may be successful, but the rate of dying is too big. Think about how to focus on things that you’re good at.

From 50 to 60 Years Old:

Work for the young people. Because young people can do better than you. So rely on them, invest on them, making sure that they are good.

Over 60 Years Old:

Spend time on yourself, on the beach, sunshine, it’s normally too late for you to change. This is my advice to young people: At 25-years old, make enough mistakes. Don’t worry. You fall, you stand up. Enjoy it. Enjoy the show.

Jack Ma on Regrets:

I regret a lot of things. I regret that I meet the Media. I regret that I speak in the public. Because I could have my own privacy. I regret that I work so hard and spend so little time with my family. If I have another life, I would never do things like this. And my wife said: “You do not belong to me. You belong to Alibaba.” But, in all, Life is so short. It’s all about experience. People seek different views. Some people think you’re rich, you’re successful. But you’re not! Some people say this guy does not have money and he’s a terrible guy. Maybe not! So everybody choose his or her own life. We have a lot of problems that people never thought of. Because running a company for 34,000 young people, operating a company for more than 500 million people. If 1% of the 500 million people are bad guys, you got 5 million bad guys. So it’s a headache. But it’s too late to regret. Forget about regret. Think about I have another 10-20 years to go. So enjoy the show, enjoy the ride. You’re the same.

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Why Do We Fall – Motivational Video

Video Transcript:

Let me tell you something you already know. 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 it 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. That’s how winning is done! (Rocky Balboa)

PAIN is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour, or a day, or even a year; but eventually it will subside, and something else will take its place. If I quit however, it will last forever. (Lance Armstrong)

The margin for error is so small. I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don’t quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast and you don’t quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. They’re in every break of the game, every minute, every second. (Any Given Sunday)

You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period. (The Pursuit of Happyness)

Don’t be afraid to fail. You can’t always win but don’t be afraid of making decisions. (Arnold Schwarzenegger)

You have to believe in something different can happen. He who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right. (Henry Ford)

Most of you say you want to be successful, but you don’t want it bad. You just kinda want it. You don’t want it badder than you wanna party. You don’t want it as much as you want to be cool. Most of you don’t want success as much as you want to sleep! (Eric Thomas)

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. (Marianne Williamson)

You have to dig deep down, dig deep down and ask yourselves, who do you want to be? And figuring it out for yourself what makes you happy, no matter how crazy it may sound to the people. (Arnold Schwarzenegger)

Make a choice. Just decide what it’s going to be, who you’re going to be, how you’re going to do it. Just DECIDE! (Will Smith)

Why not? Why can’t I be the MVP of the league? Why can’t I be the best player in the league? I don’t see why not. Why can’t I do that? (Derrick Rose)

What did you say to the kid? It 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. Get up. Get up, but don’t ever give up. (Rocky Balboa)

We can stay here, get the shit kicked out of us, or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb outta hell… one inch at a time. (Any Given Sunday)

To be able at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you will become. Most of you won’t be successful because when you’re studying, and you get tired, you quit! I don’t do well in math, your right. You ain’t never studied. I’m not good at writing, coz you have never written before! (Eric Thomas)

Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft. (Will Smith)

If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you’re wasting your time. (Will Smith)

Don’t cry to give up. Cry to keep going. Don’t cry to quit! You already in pain, you already hurt! Get a reward from it! (Eric Thomas)

Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that! (Rocky Balboa)

Because everyday is a new day! Every moment is a new moment! So now you’ve gotta go out and show them that I’m a different creature. Now! (Ray Lewis)

I am gonna show you how great I am! (Muhammed Ali)

In the 17th Chapter of St. Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” — not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power — the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. (Charlie Chaplin)

Now… What are you gonna do? (Any Given Sunday)

Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. (Michael Jordan)

 

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