Pacino’s Motivational Speech From Any Given Sunday

Powerful motivational speech delivered by Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday…..
It never gets old. If you haven’t seen this movie either, hopefully this gives you a nice push in the right direction…


Full Text:

I don't know what to say really.
 Three minutes
 to the biggest battle of our professional lives
 all comes down to today.
 Either
 we heal
 as a team
 or we are going to crumble.
 Inch by inch
 play by play
 till we're finished.
 We are in hell right now, gentlemen
 believe me
 and
 we can stay here
 and get the shit kicked out of us
 or
 we can fight our way
 back into the light.
 We can climb out of hell.
 One inch, at a time.
Now I can't do it for you.
 I'm too old.
 I look around and I see these young faces
 and I think
 I mean
 I made every wrong choice a middle age man could make.
 I uh....
 I pissed away all my money
 believe it or not.
 I chased off
 anyone who has ever loved me.
 And lately,
 I can't even stand the face I see in the mirror.
You know when you get old in life
 things get taken from you.
 That's, that's part of life.
 But,
 you only learn that when you start losing stuff.
 You find out that life is just a game of inches.
 So is football.
 Because in either game
 life or football
 the margin for error is so small.
 I mean
 one half step too late or to early
 you don't quite make it.
 One half second too slow or too fast
 and you don't quite catch it.
 The inches we need are everywhere around us.
 They are in ever break of the game
 every minute, every second.
On this team, we fight for that inch
 On this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us
 to pieces for that inch.
 We CLAW with our finger nails for that inch.
 Cause we know
 when we add up all those inches
 that's going to make the fucking difference
 between WINNING and LOSING
 between LIVING and DYING.
I'll tell you this
 in any fight
 it is the guy who is willing to die
 who is going to win that inch.
 And I know
 if I am going to have any life anymore
 it is because, I am still willing to fight, and die for that inch
 because that is what LIVING is.
 The six inches in front of your face.
Now I can't make you do it.
 You gotta look at the guy next to you.
 Look into his eyes.
 Now I think you are going to see a guy who will go that inch with you.
 You are going to see a guy
 who will sacrifice himself for this team
 because he knows when it comes down to it,
 you are gonna do the same thing for him.
That's a team, gentlemen
 and either we heal now, as a team,
 or we will die as individuals.
 That's football guys.
 That's all it is.
 Now, whattaya gonna do?

[source = Scripting.com]

Comments

  1. Indeed powerful stuff. It's simply amazing what a group of words in the right order can do to a group of people. They all know this but when someone lays it out for them to hear it something clicks in the brain.

  2. That speech is what leaders are made of!

  3. Truer words never said

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