Things Rocky Balboa Taught Me

Real Estate Agent with Salt Lake Homefinders at Aubrey & Associates

I am not a fight fan by any means, so I should not like the Rocky Balboa films right? I don’t like the sport of boxing, never have even way back when I spent Friday nights with my grandfather watching the Friday Night Fights on a black and white TV (which is probably a good thing since there was a lot of blood!).

But, I do like Rocky Balboa and the films about him because they are not just about boxing. They’re all about overcoming your fears, perseverance, and my favorite, the underdog that nobody thinks has a chance…wins. We all want heroes right? Someone who can come from out of nowhere and win, knock the guy out…that’s why we love movies like Pursuit of Happyness, Sea Biscuit, Hoosiers, Blind Side, Cool Running’s, Miracle on Ice…and Rocky.

Rocky relates to the champion that hides in all of us normal everyday “schmucks” as he would say, those of us who have remarkableness (is that a word?) inside us but find it difficult to express. Our unique talents and skills do not naturally display themselves. We must dig deep for them and push them to the forefront in order for others to see and appreciate them. Something that is not comfortable for us, something that we must overcome our inhibitions to do.

Rocky has a great philosophy of life and of being a champion, as he expressed to his son in Rocky Balboa ( the last of the series in 2006):

And you know something….he’s right. I AM better than that…so are you!

Like I said, I love Rocky. Let me hear what inspires you, what makes you reach to be better. Leave a comment, Please!

Comments (6)

Kate Wheeler
Country Homes and Land Murphy NC Realtor - Murphy, NC
CCIM - Murphy NC Real Estate for Sale

I'm a sucker for movies about the underdog too!  As for inspiration, I look for it everywhere - from a YouTube video to an Activerain testimonial to a flower in my garden that insists on blooming even when I've accidentally yanked it out and tossed it on the compost pile.  Success in any area of life only comes to those who keep on trying.

Aug 20, 2010 05:00 AM
Deborah & Steve Love
Salt Lake Homefinders at Aubrey & Associates - Salt Lake City, UT

Amen to that Kate!  The keep on trying part is the the hardest!

Aug 25, 2010 06:58 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

I'm training for a 1/2 marathon in September. When we have a good run, we usually sing the rocky theme song!

Aug 27, 2010 10:27 AM
Deborah & Steve Love
Salt Lake Homefinders at Aubrey & Associates - Salt Lake City, UT

Rock On Girl!  I admire anyone who runs a half marathon...or Any kind of marathon for that matter. Be sure to hold your hands up high over your head at the end and sing da da daaaaaaa...da di daaaaaaaa (insert Rocky Theme Here). Anyway, let me know how it goes...I'll be rootin for ya!

Aug 28, 2010 03:15 AM
Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments

Excellent analogy with the Rocky movies and perseverance-to-success for the underdog, Deborah & Steve! I love these types of movies, all of them! :)


Dec 16, 2010 11:43 AM
Deborah & Steve Love
Salt Lake Homefinders at Aubrey & Associates - Salt Lake City, UT

Thanks Leilani, I love those movies as well. Grew up on them and I also watched my brother use the lessons taught to build a great business for I stick by them too, cause I know they work!

Debbi Love

Dec 17, 2010 05:43 AM