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Lord of the Rings – What are we holding to?

Frodo Baggins: I can’t do this Sam.
Samwise Gamgee: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going, because they were holding on to something.
Frodo Baggins: What are we holding on to, Sam?
Samwise Gamgee: That there’s some good in this world, Mr Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

Samwise Gamgee: Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It’ll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they’ll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields… and eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?
Frodo Baggins: No, Sam. I can’t recall the taste of food… nor the sound of water… nor the touch of grass. I’m… naked in the dark, with nothing, no veil… between me… and the wheel of fire! I can see him… with my waking eyes!
Samwise Gamgee: Then let us be rid of it… once and for all! Come on, Mr. Frodo. I can’t carry it for you… but I can carry you! COME ON!

Tangkuban Perahu Bandung Upturned Boat Volcano Mountain
Tangkuban Perahu a.k.a Upturned Boat – Volcano Mountain in Bandung

PS: I thought of posting Lord of the Ring (LOTR) scenes when I witnessed the beauty of Tangkuban Perahu during my recent trip to Bandung. The idea of visiting the crater reminds me of the hobbits on their quest to Mount Doom in LOTR.
Tangkuban Perahu Volcano Crater
Tangkuban Perahu Volcano Crater

The entrance fee to visit Tangkuban Perahu is slightly expensive for foreigners (300K Rupiah on Weekend/Public Holidays, 200k Rupiah on Weekday – accurate as of Sep 2016)
Hiking to Tangkuban Perahu Mountain Hideout

Mountain Man Humble Accommodation

If you are adventurous and don’t mind the hike up the mountain, there is a mountain man living on-top of Tangkuban Perahu! It is an awesome experience at Tangkuban Perah that you shouldn’t miss if you are visiting Bandung.
Tangkuban Perahu Mountain Hideout Tunnel

Interesting fact:
– The volcano erupted as recently as 5th October 2013.
– Tangkuban Perahu is also known as Upturned Boat. The name derives from a local legend on its creation.
LOTR quotes – What are we holding on to?
LOTR quotes – I can’t carry it for you… but I can carry you!
Wikipedia – Tangkuban Perahu

Be Remembered – Motivational Video

Video Transcript:


See the thing about life, we’re gonna die, right?
Eventually we’re gonna die, but our legacy live on.
The impact, can be non-perishable, forever.
But it’s gotta be built right and we got to take
advantage of the time we have right now.

What are you waiting for!
You’ve got one life to live.
Today begins; tomorrow continues
and never end…
until you reach your goal, and cross the finish line.
With your hand, held victorious.

You go after things. You try,
even if you fail you get back up,
and you continue to try and fail, continue to try and fail.
And ensuring you never fail to try.

Failure is part of recipe for success.
It’s the losers, that failed once and quit.
Every winner has done with failure.
The loser and the winner, both have failed…
it is just that a winner gets back up and does it again.

Making your dreams a reality, rep by rep.

Stop running from the potential what you can be, guys.
It’s inside of you, it’s always been there.

You must believe in yourself enough.
To be the person now,
of what others remember you later.

If you guys mentally believe you can do it,
your body will find a way to physically make it happen.

We put the work in now,
so we never wonder ‘what if’.

Not run by the clock,
But from our desire where we wanna go tomorrow.

It’s not for everybody
and might not be for you…
but you are still watching so maybe it’s for you.
Here we go!

There is no excuse, not to be the hardest mother fucking worker in the room.
And all your endeavour, schoolwork, the gym, your career, your relationship.
You need to be attached to it.
It’s got to mean more than anything.

Believe in yourself.
Be the one of a hundred that has a belief.
Instead of just fucking jaw jack talk of intent.

You only live once.
But if you work it right,
once is enough my friends.

1977 – 2015

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王德順 – Age is no excuse. Be the Brightest & Fiercest version of yourself.

Introducing the coolest, brightest, and fiercest male model – 王德順 (Wang Deshun)
This man literally crushed any excuse that age matters, that we are too old to achieve our goals and dreams, that retirement is the only way to go when we are 75 years old and above. The story of his life and his performance at the runway show has inspired people around the whole to achieve their own dreams and goals.
Watch below for a short inpirational clip on how to be the fiercest version of yourself

English Transcript | 中文副本 | 《《船》》

My name is Wang Deshun
Born and raised in Shenyang, China
Many people started noticing me after a catwalk show
Some people call me “The Hottest Grandpa”
Some also said that I’m an instant Internet sensation
But you know what, to prepare for this day
I’ve been preparing for 60 years
At 24, I was a theatrical actor
At 44, I started learning English
At 49, I created my own pantomime troupe
and went to Beijing, became a “Beijing Drifter”
I had nothing to my name, starting everything from scratch
At 50, stepped into my first gym
started working out
At 57, I returned to the stage
and created the world’s only form of performance art
called “Living Sculpture Performance”
At 70, I really got into working out
At 79, I got on my first catwalk
I’m 80 this year, and I still got some left in me
I still have dreams to achieve
Believe me, human potential can be explored
When you think it’s too late
be careful you don’t let that
become your excuse for giving up
No one can keep you from success
except yourself
When it’s time to shine,
be the brightest
I am Wang Deshun
I’m the fiercest North-Easterner

中文副本 | English Transcript | 《《船》》

一场T台走秀 让很多人认识了我
也有人说 我一夜爆红
到北京 成了一名老北漂
没房没车 一切从头开始
五十岁 我进了健身房 开始健身
五十七岁 我再次走上了舞台
七十岁 我开始有意识的练腹肌
七十九岁 我走上了T台
还有梦 还有追求
And also, a beautiful and powerful poem he delivered at the end of his talk
追求生命的亡命徒 – 王德順 (2015/08/23)

《《船》》 | English Transcript | 中文副本

只在 瞬息之间
都成了突然崛起 随即倾倒的高山
每一滴海水都变脸 变色
把我被抛向了高空 又投进了深渊
当时 我甚至想到过轻生
放弃希望 那就像放弃舵柄了
面对暴力 只能沉默和哀叹
今天 我才有资格嘲笑昨天的自己
为昨天落叶似的惶恐 而感到羞惭
唉 虚度了多少年华
啊…… 道理原来如此的浅显
命中注定 我要常常和它们相逢
我不会沉沦 决不
未来的诗人 会喟然长叹
PS: He resembles an anime character.
His gusto, zest and awesomeness
Maybe he is Captain Yamamoto in disguise 😛

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

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。
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Advice from Jack Ma on Life and Entrepreneurship
Jack Ma advice on how to be successful in Life
Jack Ma’s vision for Alibaba

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
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?
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?
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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.
don’t even start.
If you’re going to try,
go all the way.
This could mean losing girlfriends,
wives, relatives,
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
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.
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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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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