Video of the Week – Motivation
Need some motivation? Have a look at this superb clip made for a Californian roadrace club’s year end.
Need some motivation? Have a look at this superb clip put together by the guys from 4theriders.com for AFM, a Californian roadracing club.
Set against a backtrack of a remade Metallica song “One”, and featuring a pre grand final type coaches talk (borrowed from a US TV station promo) by actor John Doman, this film clip is one of the finest efforts at capturing the feeling related to motorcycle racing that we’ve ever had the pleasure of viewing. If after watching you don’t at least have some stirrings of competitiveness, check your pulse for activity.
Here’s the thing that makes life so interesting
the theory of evolution claims only the strong shall survive
maybe so, maybe so
but the theory of competition says
just because they are the strong doesn’t mean they can’t get their asses kicked
see what every long shot come from behind underdog will tell you is this
the other guy may in fact be the favorite
the odds may be stacked against you, fair enough
but what the odds don’t know is this isn’t a math test
this is a completely different kind of test
one where passion has a funny way of trumping logic
so before you step up to the starting line
before the whistle blows and the clock starts ticking
just remember out here
the results don’t always add up
no matter what the stats may say
and the experts may think
and the commentators may have predicted
when the race is on all bets are off
don’t be surprised if somebody decides to flip the script take a pass on yelling uncle
and then suddenly, as the old saying goes we got ourselves a game!
Whether or not you win this thing, you’ve got to decide how
you’re gonna walk out of here when it’s all said and done.
…because the game is going to go on.
…and there’s only one rule you’re going to need to know about:
“There are no second chances”
There’s only this moment and the next moment.
Every one of those moments is a test that you get to take ONE time and ONLY one time.
So, if you see an opening, tear into it!
If you get a shot at victory, make DAMN sure you take it.
SEIZE that moment!
That moment is a crossroads where everything you want
will collide with everything standing in your way.
You’ve got momentum at your back.
Fear and doubt are thundering like a
freight-train straight at you.
…and all you’ve got –
…the only difference between making history and BEING history
the only thing – the ONLY thing you can count on at any given moment is YOU!
It’s you versus “them”
… you versus “no”
… you versus “can’t”
… you versus “next year”, “last year”, “statistics”, “excuses”
It’s you versus “history”
… you versus “the odds”
It’s you versus “second place”
The clock is ticking.
Let see what you’ve got.