From: Rocky Balboa (2008)
Who said it?: Rocky Balboa
The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from the 2008 film Rocky Balboa. This is the sixth film in the Rocky series of movies. The movie has Rocky Balboa, in his mid-sixties, going up against Mason “The Line” Dixon, in a exhibition dream match. Still, Rocky takes the fight as seriously as when he was a championship boxer.
The film comes in the middle of the film. Rocky (played by Sylvester Stallone) talks to his brother-in-law, Paulie (played by Burt Young). Paulie questions Rocky’s motivation for the fight. Rocky then says the reason, which is the quote in question.
Geek wisdom: We do sometimes feel we need to prove ourselves. Not to others but to ourselves. You can use this as a motivator to push through the doubt in our minds and go for the things we want.