What Matters

by Kathy on February 25, 2013 · 3 comments

in Inspiration, Life, Movies, Quotes

I finally got around to skimming through the Oscars on my DVR tonight, since I pretty much slept through it on my couch last night (after an awesome and exhausting retreat weekend) and loved this quote by Ben Affleck at the end of his Best Picture (for Argo) acceptance speech:

“You have to work harder than you think you possibly can. You can’t hold grudges, it’s hard, but you can’t hold grudges. And it doesn’t matter how you get knocked down in life, cuz that’s gonna happen. All that matters is that you gotta get up.”

I really appreciate Ben’s words and echo his sentiments at this stage of my life, being on the cusp of turning 38 (in nine days).

I hope that whenever and wherever this post finds you that you take Ben’s words to heart, as I have, and that they bring you inspiration and motivation for your journey.

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1 Greg February 26, 2013 at 8:13 am

I love inspirational quotes, for they keep us focused, especially when faced with tough challenges. The essence of Ben’s words reflect a similar message from George Eliot:

“Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.”

Happy “EARLY” Birthday Wishes!

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2 Mel February 26, 2013 at 9:57 am

I loved that moment, especially the way his voice cracked with emotion when he talked about grudges. You could feel the frustration he must have experienced along the way and also got to see this sweet moment juxtaposed with that…
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3 Hilary February 28, 2013 at 5:58 am

happy almost birthday – and I agree with the grudges – it may be hard but you end up just hurting yourself in the end
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