Tuesday, July 03, 2012

We're in hell right now, Gentlemen.

And, we can stay here, get the shit kicked out of us, or we can fight our way back into the light.  - Tony D'Amato (Al Pacino), Any Given Sunday

Actually, we're not in hell. 

Just thought that this line from one of my favorite movies was a good one. The past few months have been pretty cray at work, with a lot of good and not-so-good developments (wouldn't say bad), but We. Are. Not. In. Hell. In fact, things are looking up and I'm positive that we will have a strong finish this year.

Of course, there are crappy days and weeks, but everyone has them, right? Without crappy, we wouldn't know happy. Like many brave soldiers, we carry on day by day and make the best of what's left to us, and fight for what we think we deserve.

We shall leave no stone unturned. I get goosebumps whenever I come across Al Pacino's locker room scene in Any Given Sunday. I feel it. If you don't get even just an ounce of motivation from it, I don't know what kind of cold-hearted creature you are.

"You find out life's this game of inches, so is football. Because in either game - life or football - the margin for error is so small. I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don't quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast and you don't quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. They're in every break of the game, every minute, every second. On this team we fight for that inch. On this team we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces for that inch. We claw with our fingernails for that inch. Because we know when add up all those inches, that's gonna make the fucking difference between winning and losing."