Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Guru Said Keep Walking

So my question about this is... well. What do you make of it?

I found it on a poker site, of all places. A blog by a fairly serious player; he talked about how he watched it every day to motivate him to train and prepare for poker tournaments.

So then I watched it and the first time I saw it I thought: YES. ROCK ON. And I decided to submit my name to the NFL combine.

By the way, the voiceover is from some guy who styles himself The Hip Hop Preacher. He has quite a Facebook page if you're interested. The video, on the other hand, is from a East Carolina running back named Giavanni Ruffin. He has a twitter feed (I looked into all this on YouTube) that is sort of dispriting and inspring at the same time.  Apparently he's trying to impress scouts in February and make the NFL.


My point here is: I don't know, really.  I don't know if this is genuinely inspiring or just kind of...over-manipulated rubbish. I do like the way it builds, though.  And the long pauses in the audio track.  So that you really do want to know what happens to the young man who goes out to the beach.

"Most of you people would rather sleep than be successful" That's funny. And true.

And I like the way he cites Fifty Cent, as if that sort of is the ultimate trump.  If Fifty adheres to this philosophy, what more is there to say?

I don't know. I don't usually watch stuff like this--stuff with so few Muppets, I mean. But this kind of stayed with me.

Interested to hear your thoughts.

Probably worth watching in full screen.


JMW said...

I was inspired. Until the Fifty part. Fifty's not my model. At first I was bummed that they used the same Friday Night Lights music that everyone uses now to be inspiring, but then I realized that everyone uses it because it is AWESOME and INSPIRING.

That's some Twitter feed. He writes: "Anything behind me.. can NEVER define me." That's almost the exact opposite of my philosophy. That's probably why I'll never be successful. That and the fact that I would much rather sleep than run up that hill backwards.

ANCIANT said...

He also has a lot to say about haters. Are there really that many haters in his life? Should I have more haters in mine? Am I falling behind?

It's a window into a totally alien world. Although I have now found myself hoping this guy makes the NFL

Anonymous said...

truth is he has been working this hard since he was little at a young age he wasnt this hummble but he has truly grown up he doesnt just say this stuff he does it u dnt have to beleive in him noone does he beleives in his self an he has many haters an many fans he will make it these videos arent for the scouts there for the people who look up to him he always had to work harder than others while it fall in there hand it doesnt for him he has beta stats than sum of ur drafted picks but of course it didnt fall in his lap once again he has to just work even harder but he always makes it he deserves it tndo

Justin said...

I don't particularly care for 50 cent either, but man I love this video. I suffer from PTSD, I did 5 combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. For the last year it has really gotten the better of me, and I swear to God this video changed my life. I saw it a few months ago, and now I listen to the audio in my car. Seriously, it has really gotten me out of a funk.