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Nine Rules from Chris Pratt: Generation Award Winner 2018

Inspirational speech by Chris Pratt at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards | Winner of the MTV Generation Award

Speech Transcript:

Thank you! Can you hear me? I don’t want to lean down. I want to thank Bryce and Aubrey, I love you both so much. Thank you MTV for this honour. Real quick thanks to my mum and my dad, and my brother Cully, my sister Angie. I love you, I love our family. We didn’t have a pot to piss in growing up, but we laughed our butts off every day and we still do. And a special mention to my son Jack, who will watch this one day. Kid, I love you. I love you more than anything in the world.

And to the fans, I wouldn’t be here without you. Thank you.

This being the Generation Award, I’m going to cut to the chase and I’m going to speak to you, the next generation. Okay. I accept the responsibility as your elder, so listen up.

This is what I call:

Nine Rules from Chris Pratt: Generation Award Winner

  1. Breathe. If you don’t, you’ll suffocate.
  2. You have a soul. Be careful with it.
  3. Don’t be a turd. If you’re strong, be a protector. And if you’re smart, be a humble influencer. Strength and intelligence can be weapons, and do not wield them against the weak. That makes you a bully. Be bigger than that.
  4. When giving a dog medicine, put the medicine in a little piece of hamburger, they won’t even know they’re eating medicine.
  5. Doesn’t matter what it is, earn it. A good dead, reach out to someone in pain, be of service, it feels good, and it’s good for your soul.
  6. God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that. I do.
  7. If you have to poop at a party, but you’re embarrassed because you’re goanna stink up the bathroom, just do what I do. Lock the door, sit down, get all the pee out first. Okay? And then, once all the pee’s done, poop, flush, boom. You minimise the amount of time the poop is touching the air, because if you poop first, it takes you longer to pee and then you’re peeing on top of it, stirring it up, the poop particles create a cloud, it goes out and then everyone in the party will know that you pooped. Just trust me, it’s science.
  8. Learn to pray. It’s easy, and it’s so good for your soul.
  9. Nobody is perfect. People are going to tell you you’re perfect just the way you are. YOU’RE NOT! You are imperfect. You always will be. But there is a powerful force that designed you that way, and if you’re willing to accept that, you will have grace. And grace is a gift. And like the freedom that we enjoy in this country that grace was paid for with somebody else’s blood. Do not forget it. Don’t take it for granted.

God bless you, please get home safely. Thank you!

More Memorable Acceptance Speeches:
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Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts

Video Transcript:

Sticks and stones can break our bones, but words can never hurt me. Wrong!

There’s a story of a major league baseball player who’s speaking to inmates in prison. One of the inmates asked him: “How did you become a professional ball player sir?”

To which he says, “You know… I think it started when I was a boy. I would play catch with my dad and he would always say: ‘You keep throwing the ball like that son, you’ll end up in the major leagues one day! You keep swinging the bat like that son, and you’ll end up in the major leagues one day.’ And here I am… A professional ball player”

The room became quiet, and the inmate who asked the question, he said: “You know… The same thing happened to me. When I was a boy, my father told me that I was good for nothing, and that one day, I would end up in prison. And here… I am.

Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me. WRONG! See, words can cut deeper and fester longer than any sword known to man. I still haven’t forgotten what they told me as a kid… The teasing, the insecurities, that it created, have you?

Consider the story of a little girl. She’s in the grocery store with her mother and she drops a bottle of milk onto the floor, breaking it. The mother says, “You stupid child, why did you do that?!”

Consider the story of another little girl who’s in the grocery store with her mother. She drops a bottle of milk onto the ground, breaking it, and this mother says “That, was a very ‘stupid’ thing you did.”

Which child do you think will grow up to have a healthier self-image and more self-confidence? The one who was called stupid or the one whose action was called stupid?

It is important to be mindful of the words that we use to our friends, our family, our loved ones, and strangers. Because sticks and stones can break our bones, but words can break our hearts. And if we are not careful, they can shatter our dreams.

Mind Blown – This will make you rethink life

Video Transcript:

I want to show you guys something real cool. Something I just found out. Watch this.

Every pilot or flight instructor will tell you this: That if you start here, and you want to go here – to your destination – and if there’s a crosswind, you will actually land here, land lower. So what pilots do is they fly NORTH of their destination to get to their destination.

See, this metaphor applies for life, and for people as well. If you treat a person for how they are, you make them worse. You treat a person for how they could be, you promote them to what they should be. If you live life being realistic, you wind up being pessimistic. But if you live life shooting for your dreams, trying to do the impossible, ladies and gentlemen, you will wind up exactly where you need to be.

Sylvester Stallone Motivational Video

His parents fought so much they neglected him, so he spent many years in foster homes as a child. The doctor severed a nerve in his face when he was born, leaving him partially paralyzed with slurred speech. He struggled at school, and was always in trouble. He was expelled from 14 different high schools.

In the early 1970s, he moved to New York City to follow his dream of being an actor, but could only get small parts. He had to work at a zoo cleaning lions’ cages and as an usher at a movie theatre. He was so broke, for 3 weeks he slept at a bus station.

One day, he watched a boxing match that inspired him to write a screenplay about an up-and-coming boxer. He stayed up writing for 20 hours straight and finished the whole screenplay in 3 days.

“It was either do that movie or rob someone, because I was at the very end of my rope.” ~ Sylvester Stallone

When he tried to sell the script, nobody wanted it. He couldn’t afford to feed his dog Butkus, so he sold him for $50 and walked away crying. He had $106 in the bank and his wife was pregnant. He finally met producers who wanted to buy the script but he refused to sell it unless he was allowed to be the main actor. He felt only he could bring the passion the role needed, but the producers wanted a real Hollywood star.

They offered Stallone $125,000 for the script with the condition that he wouldn’t play the lead. He refused, so they offered him $250,000 and then more, for just the script … still he refused. Finally, the producers relented, bought the script and let him star in the movie but only paid him a fraction of their initial offer.

Right after he sold the script, he bought Butkus back for $3000. Rocky won 3 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The Rocky movies have made over $1.4 billion, making it one of the most successful franchises of all time. It is one of the most successful movies in history, making $200 million off of a $1 million budget.

“It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving on. That’s how winning is done” ~ Sylvester Stallone

Elon Musk on starting a company and facing failures

Video Transcript:

Starting a company is like staring at the abyss and eating glass, and there’s some truth to that. The staring into the abyss part is that you are gonna be constantly facing the extermination of the company, because most start-ups fail. It’s like 90% ~ 99% of start-ups fail. That’s the staring into the abyss part. You’re constantly saying, “if I don’t get this right, the company will die.” Which can be quite stressful.

The eating glass part is, you’ve got to work on the problems that the company needs you to work on, not the problems you want to work on. So you end up working on problems that you really wish you weren’t working on, so that’s the eating glass part.

On the big picture, you know where you’re generally heading for, and the actual path is gonna be some sort of zig-zaggy thing in that direction. Try not to deviate too far from the path that you want to be on, but you’re gonna have to do that to some degree.

You’ll hear something, “Well, I feel fear about this, and therefore I shouldn’t do it.” It’s normal to feel fear. There would have to be something mentally wrong if you didn’t feel fear. I feel it quite strongly. But there are just times when something is important enough, you believe in it enough that you do it in spite of the fear.

FACE YOUR FEARS

Walt Disney Motivational Video

Video Caption:

His family was so poor, he had to deliver 1300 newspapers a day. Then his father would take away all the money. His brothers ran away because they were fed up with the hardships at home.

~All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me.~

At the age of 19, he started an animation company – his lifelong dream. He failed to sell a single cartoon. His company went bankrupt.

~Everyone falls down. Getting back up is how you learn how to walk.~

He started an animation studio in an old garage. He spent the next 5 years working with no income. In 1928, he finally found success with a short film, but lost the copyright to his own characters. He was crushed. He had nowhere to live and little money for food.

~When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way – implicitly and unquestionably.~

He tried again with a new character, but the audience was not impressed with his film. Still, he made a second film, but he could not find a distributor. Finally, he found success on his third attempt. His character Mickey Mouse became a hit.

~If you can dream it, you can do it.~

He then wanted to make a feature-length animated film, but everybody said it was a bad idea. The movie took three years to make, and cost the equivalent of $25 million today. Disney ran out of money, and had to mortgage his house.

~The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.~

Once released, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” was hailed as a masterpiece. It made the most money of any movie that year – the equivalent of $134million today.

In his life, Walt Disney won 22 Academy Awards, and was nominated 59 times. Both marks stand as records to this day.

~All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.~

P!nk response when her daughter said she is the ugliest girl she knows

Transcript:

She said to me, out of the blue: “I’m the ugliest girl I know.” And I said, “Huh?” And she was like, “Yeah, I look like a boy with long hair.” And my brain went to, “Oh my god, you’re six. Why? Where is this coming from? Who said this? Can I kick a six-year-old’s ass? Like, what?”

I went home and I made a PowerPoint presentation for her. And in that presentation were androgynous rock stars and artists that live their truth, are probably made fun of every day of their life, and carry on and wave their flag and inspire the rest of us. And these are artists like Michael Jackson, and David Bowie, and Freddie Mercury, and Annie Lenox, and Prince, and Janis Joplin, and George Michael, Elton John. So many artists. Her eyes glazed over.

But then I said: “You know, I really want to know why you feel this way about yourself.” And she said: “Well, I look like a boy.”

And I said: “Well, what do you think I look like?” And she said: “Well, you’re beautiful.” And I was like: “Well thanks!” But I said when people make fun of me, that’s what they use. They say that I look like a boy, or I’m too masculine, or I have too many opinions, or my body is too strong.

And I said to her, I said: “Do you see me growing my hair?” She said: “No mama.” I said: “Do you see me changing my body?” “No mama.” “Do you see me changing the way I present myself to the world?” “No mama.” “Do you see me selling out arenas all over the world?” “Yes mama.”

Okay, so, baby girl, we don’t change. We take the gravel and the shell and we make a pearl, and we help other people to change so that they can see more kinds of beauty. All of you, thank you for being your true selves and for lighting the way for us. I’m so inspired by you guys. Keep doing it, keep shining for the rest of us to see. And you, my darling girl, are beautiful, and I love you. Thank you guys. Good night!

Idea – Motivational Video

Transcript:

Look! Whatever you’re doing, stop doing what you’re doing. I got question for you. What do you want? It’s really simple. What do you want? Because there are some things in life you are not going to get. They’re not coming to you. You gotta go take it. There are some stuffs, that you can’t just earn, by doing the good thing. It’s not gonna to happen when you are in bed dreaming about it. It’s not gonna to happen when you are in a shower and thinking about it. Sometimes you just have to will it.

You can stay where you are, you can. But you can’t stay where you are and try to go where you going. So what sacrifices this year you are willing to make. Because there is somebody out there, who want your spot. There is somebody else trying to get a scholarship, you are not the only one who trying to go to the Yale. You are not the only one who trying to go to the NBA. You are not the only one who trying to go to the NFL.

I’m asking that the 24 hours in you life be very intentional, very deliberate, that you be very strategic. I’m asking that the entire week, seven days, you are very deliberate about what time you wake up, you are very deliberate about what time you go to bed, you are very deliberate about what you eat, what you don’t eat. Why? Because every day matters, that’s right, every day matters.

So you got to embody excellence. Every single day have to be excellent. Every single day you wake up, you gotta give it all you got, you gotta give 120%. So you gotta change your mindset, we gotta stop looking at pain as if it is something negative. All roads to success, you gotta go through pain. When you travel down success, you gotta go through the road of pain, baby. If it was easy, everybody would do it.

It would only takes one extra push up, It would only takes one extra mile,

It would only takes one extra road, It would only takes one extra effort.

It would only takes one extra something, to get you where you trying, to get you.

And the goal is:

you gotta go a little further than the man who’s trying to get what you are trying to get. You gotta stay at it a little longer. It’s not going to be easy, but I want you to feel that pain going through your body, and when pain leaves your body, guess what’s gonna take his place. Success

You deserve to be a millionaire, you deserve to take the trip, you deserve to live the life that you want to live.

An idea. A single idea from the human mind can build cities. An idea can transform the world and rewrite all the rules. A simple idea that will change everything.

But this is only the beginning, this is not the end. And if you work through your pain, on the other side is a reward. And you are gonna proof to everybody that tried to push you! Everybody who tries to stop you. Everybody who tries to kill your dream, and you will proof all of them wrong.

You bigger than your pain, You’re better than that! I used the pain, to push me to greatness! Don’t give up, I’m telling you right now, don’t give in, get through it.

When you change your mindset, one of things I want you to do is, I want you to embrace the challenge. This is your year to do something you have never done before. This is your year to think the way you have never thought before. This is your year to accomplish what you never accomplished before.

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HERO – Motivational Video

Transcript:

When you have a dream, it doesn’t often come at you screaming in your face. Dreams always come from behind you, not right between your eyes and sneaks up on you. Sometimes a dream almost whispers, whispers that never shouts. Very hard to hear. So you have to everyday of your life be ready to hear, what whispers in your ear that very rarely shouts.

That moment of time, was one of the darkest moments out of my whole life. My motivation was out the door, I just want to give up.

I need you to be who you supposed to be. Don’t let nobody stop you from being who you supposed to be. Don’t let nobody outtalk you. Don’t let anybody tell you the doors are shut. Don’t let anybody tell you that opportunities don’t exist. Don’t let anybody tell you that. I need you to be who you supposed to be, because when you are who you supposed to be – you superhuman.

I don’t want to delude you, because this is a career ending injury,

Listen to me, you got fear and you got faith. And I’ve decided not to walk in fear, but to walk in faith. There is greatness in you. Do you hear me? There is greatness in you. And you mean to tell me, you never gonna reach your full potential? You mean to tell me, you never going to be what you been called to be, that’s you’re not going to do what you been called to do, because you are afraid?

Somethings don’t come. They just not gonna come to you, because you just want it as bad as you wanna breathe. You gotta put up and do something and you got to be willing to fight that thing up.

They are not giving us success, but you can earn it, you can take it, I need you to take it!

Don’t let the distraction distract you.

I wouldn’t ever start skateboarding.

So whatever you do man, don’t give up, don’t quit. Now listen to me closely. Just because you failed, doesn’t make you a failure. And when Life hits you, you gotta keep going, just don’t quit.

In order to achieve greatness, you have to go through a lot of pain. You definitely have setbacks. But in order to achieve that success, you have to push through.

If you hit an oak tree a thousand times, in a thousand different spots, what’s gonna happen? Absolutely nothing. But if you hit an oak tree a thousand times in the exact same spot. You know what’s gonna happen? You gonna bring it down. You gonna do the impossible. You are not only a special person created in a special time, you got some special inside of you.

You have to believe, that you can do something that nobody else has done. And somehow that concept has to become a reality.

You got greatness all inside you. But your problem is you’re a scaredy-cat, you soft. And every time it gets hard, you quit and you give up. And I’m telling you, if you be willing to fight your way through it. If you be willing to fight your way through this battle, fight your way through cancer, fight your way through the academic struggle, fight your way through divorce, fight your way through it. If it was easy, everybody would do it. You gotta fight your way through it, you gotta fight the fear, because guess what, fear ain’t bigger than you. If you going to win the fight of your life, you can’t be afraid to fight.

What exactly was hurting on your body?

I think my foot is broken and my shoulder and my back, everything feels pretty broke right now. The doctor tried to get me to not skate, basically I told him, he’s got to fight me.

Are you gonna be on taking fourth and fifth run?

I’m taking every run.

How are you able to muster up strength to even come back out here and take another run?

I don’t know what it is… it’s inside me, but it’s a lot of determination, it’s a fire that’s just keep burning.

Fear, you’re not going to stop me. I’ve got too far; I’ve come too far to give up now.

You gotta believe in yourself, you gotta believe in your dream. You gotta believe one day is going to be your moment, one day you gonna own the moment. Listen to me, impossible is just a big word, thrown around by small man.

Many of you right now, Life got you up against the rope. You can’t give up, you can’t give in. Listen to me, if it was easy everybody would do it.

You got this far, if you just going to quit, you should’ve quit a long time ago. You got too far, you’ve come too far to quit now. Show me that nothing is impossible.

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DESIRE – Motivational Video

Transcript:

You heard me tell the story with the lion and the gazelle. You are still stuck; you are a gazelle. You are a gazelle. You need something to motivate you. What happens to the gazelle when the lion ain’t chasing him? What happens is: he did nothing. He stops running. Why? Because he always needs something external to motivate him.

There are a lot of people, you are not successful in life not because you ain’t got talent, not because you ain’t got skills, but your character ain’t right. And I told you this before, that if you are not careful, your talent will take you places that your character can’t keep you. So what’s your motive? The reason why you can’t get up at four o’clock in the morning, the reason why when I say ‘get up at six,’ you are looking at me like I’m crazy, is because you don’t have that thing that’s driving you, that’s pushing you to say no to your alarm clock and wake up; no to the snooze button. When you get that extra assignment, that extra lot, the reason why you can’t do it is because you don’t have the right motive that’s pushing the action. What’s your why?

Somebody came up to me and said: “ET man I’m tired. I put in the work ET I’m not seeing the results. I did what you told me to do; I read the book you told me to read, I put in the hours you told me to put in – E I’m doing it and I’m not seeing anything.”
Listen to me closely. Why do you do what you do? And that’s so important. It’s not enough just to be a doctor; you’ve got doctors who got terrible bedside manners, terrible. You got lawyers who are skilled but arrogant – we are talking about character right now. What’s your motive? What moves you? What drives you? And whatever it is – sports, life, business, whatever it is; health, listen to me very closely, you’ve got to change that Mindset.

Even in your action, while your action is good you got to ask what drives it? What guides it? What moves it? What’s the spirit behind it? What’s the reason behind it? What’s the purpose behind it? When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breath, when you ain’t got nothing left in your tank, you’ve got to think about the people in your life that you are doing this for. And then if you could think about them, you could go one more mile. You could go one more day at work. You can find a scholarship. Listen to me, when you are doing it for somebody else, when you are like that lion… If I don’t grind, if we don’t grind, if I don’t grind, they don’t eat!

This is it, I can’t – I wish I could back off but its fourth quarter. I wish I could tell you something else. I wish I could tell you, ‘You tired? Go take a break.’ I wish I could tell you, ‘You tired? Rest for a year.’ I wish I could tell you that it’s going to get easier – I wish I could tell you it’s going to get easier! I wish I could tell you that if you just keep going it’s going to get lighter; the weight is going to get lighter. I wish I could tell you that, but that’s not the truth.

The truth is, you got to find something within. You’ve got to find something within! And that’s got to push you! And that’s got to elevate you! And that’s got to drive you! And that’s got to move you! And when you find out what your why is – and your why’s got to be deeper than you – when you find your why, you don’t hit snooze no more. When you find your why, you find a way to make it happen.

It’s time for you to look within yourself and decide: that I’m in charge of my destiny, I’m in charge here. Time to face yourself and talk to yourself in the mirror. And I’m not going to allow anyone to turn me around, I am determined that I am going to make it. The time for just wishing is passed – the time for doing, that’s the time right now. Time for acting on your dream… find out what it is you want and go after it as if your life depends on it. We can decide to take charge of our own destiny; begin to truly live our dream.

Listen to me closely, when you get to the point where enough is enough, when you get to the point where it hurt real bad, when you get to the point you can’t take it no more, when you get to that point – I’m telling you… I can’t explain it to you but doors start opening, opportunities start happening. But what you cannot do is you cannot quit during the process, you cannot give up because it ain’t what you see. You cannot give up.

Champions keep going when they don’t have anything left in their tank. That’s the difference between the greats, that’s what separates them. When they don’t have no more, when it’s over, when they are tired, when they are frustrated, when they are ready to give up, when they’ve spent their last dime, that’s when they get started! Are you hearing me? It’s when you have nothing left; it’s when you’ve depleted all your money, when all your energy is gone, when you have nothing left, that’s when it’s show time. When you find a way out of no way, when you find breath that you do not have, when you find energy that did not exist, when you want this thing as bad as you want to breathe.

So I ask you … What do you intend to do now?

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