In one of Rocky’s most heartfelt moments, he delivers an unforgettable speech to his son that resonates with audiences long after the final words are spoken. Standing side by side, Rocky looks into his son’s eyes and imparts his wisdom with a voice filled with determination and love. He speaks of the trials and tribulations he has faced, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and staying true to oneself. With each word, Rocky encourages his son to chase his dreams and never give up, reminding him that life is about taking punches and getting back up again. He instills the belief that strength comes from within, not just physically but also mentally and emotionally. Rocky’s speech serves as a poignant reminder that success is not solely measured by victories in the ring, but by the strength of character and the ability to overcome obstacles in life.
Here is the speech
You ain’t gonna believe this, but you used to fit right here. I’d hold you up to say to your mother, ‘This kid’s gonna be the best kid in the world. This kid’s gonna be somebody better than anybody I ever knew.’ And you grew up good and wonderful. It was great just watchin’ you, every day was like a privilege. Then the time come for you to be your own man and take on the world, and you did. But somewhere along the line, you changed. You stopped being you. You let people stick a finger in your face and tell you you’re no good. And when things got hard, you started lookin’ for something to blame, like a big shadow. 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! 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! I’m always gonna love you no matter what. No matter what happens. You’re my son and you’re my blood. You’re the best thing in my life. But until you start believing in yourself, you ain’t gonna have a life. Don’t forget to visit your mother.