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No Surrender! The Burning Heart, Survivor

February 16th, 2014 No comments

You couldn't tell from my love of the Rocky movie series that my interest in boxing is near zero. Rocky is not so much about boxing, as it is about what it takes to overcome; what it takes to achieve success and victory even against long odds.

Consider the lyrics to this song, supplied by the same person who did the montage for the video above.

While all of it is powerful, Survivor's lyrics in the third paragraph below are particularly packed with meaning. Ponder, enjoy, then just do it.

Burning heart 

Two worlds collide, rival nations
It's a primitive clash, venting years of frustrations
Bravely we hope against all hope, there is so much at stake
Seems our freedom's up against the ropes
Does the crowd understand?
Is it a East vs. West, or man against man
Can any nation stand alone?

In the burning heart, just about to burst
There's a quest for answers, an unquenchable thirst
In the darkest night, rising like a spire
In the burning heart, the unmistakable fire, in the burning heart

In the warrior's code, there's no surrender
Though his body says stop, his spirit cries never
Deep in our soul a quiet ember
Knows it's you against you
the paradox that drives us on
It's a battle of wills, in the heat of attack
It's the passion that kills
The victory is yours alone

In the burning heart, just about to burst
There's a quest for answers, an unquenchable thirst
In the darkest night, rising like a spire
In the burning heart, the unmistakable fire

In the burning heart, just about to burst
There's a quest for answers, an unquenchable thirst
In the darkest night, rising like a spire
In the burning heart, the unmistakable fire

In the burning heart, just about to burst
There's a quest for answers, an unquenchable thirst
In the darkest night, rising like a spire
In the burning heart, the unmistakable fire
In the burning heart.

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L. A. “Tony” Kovach

Passion

October 10th, 2012 No comments

" There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."

Nelson Mandela

11th President of South Africa

" The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving."

Albert Einstein

Physicist; winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics 

"The real measure of our wealth is how much we'd be worth if we lost all our money."

Benjamin Jowett

English Scholar, Classicist and Theologian

Submitted by
Robin Crow

Think You are Too Small to be Effective?

June 27th, 2012 No comments

 

 

"If you ever think you're too small to be effective, you've never been in  bed with a mosquito!"
 
Wendy Lesko

 

"There is no passion to be found playing small…in settling for a life less than the one you are capable of living."
 
– Nelson Mandela

11th President of South Africa

 

If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.”

 – Isaac Bashevis Singer

1904-1991, Journalist and Writer

 

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Robin Crow

Author of Evolve or Die