A couple weeks ago I was hanging out with a friend of mine and we were watching one of my favorite movies, “Remember the Titans.” I never really gave it much thought about why it I like the movie so much. The movie is a great representation of how people can come together, regardless of skin color. I thought this was the reason I loved it so much because it’s something I believe in. Until today. I was going through my Facebook feed and I came across a video of the last scene of “The Pursuit of Happiness.” And it hit me. I love movies like “Gridiron Gang,” “We Are Marshall,” and “The Blind Side” because in all of these movies the protagonist never gave up. They persevered through all the roadblocks they faced and in the end they overcome every obstacle put in their way. These protagonists didn’t just win a battle, they survived a war. These movies are some of the best examples of inspiration we could ask for. THAT is what I love about them. Each of these movies inspires people to NEVER give up. Although each movie tells their own story, they have this one theme in common.
Marshall loses an entire football team when the plane crashes killing all on board. The town is football. It takes a lot of heart for the town to come together and say, “We want to try.”
Juvenile offenders are given a chance to be something more because one man refuses to give up on them. One man stood up and said, “We have to try.”
Are you seeing the same thing I am? They didn’t just try, they didn’t give up, they didn’t quit, no matter how hard it got. And because of their perseverance they succeeded. They made a difference. Something we all have the opportunity to do; we just have to try.
These movies, they teach and they inspire.
Never stop chasing your dreams.
Don’t be afraid to go after what you want out of life.
By working hard, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
The key is to never stop trying.
Something I never plan to do. I will never give up. I will work for however long I need to accomplish my goals and become the writer, the person I know I can.
I will persevere. You can too.