Sylvester Stallone: It’s about how much you can take

Sylvester Stallone is a motivational speaker for over ten years
Sylvester Stallone (l) as Rocky Balboa and Dolph Lundgren (r) as Ivan Drago in Rocky IV / Pic: Instagram @officialslystallone

Sylvester Stallone is a Motivational Speaker for over a decade.

On Thursday Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone posted the Rocky vs Drago photo on his profile on Instagram. The throwback reflects the 1985 film Rocky IV.

“Drago [Dolph Lundgren]. ‘A lucky shot’. It almost broke my heart, literally..,” Stallone wrote in the first part of the caption to the photo. He concluded with the indeed well-known statement saying “It’s about how much you can take”.

Believe in Yourself

It’s been over ten years since Sylvester Stallone delivers the message of “believing in yourself”. Believe is a very powerful feeling.

Way before the rise of Facebook and Instagram where almost every PT, gym junkie and wanna-be model “wants-to-help-others-and-be-a-motivational-speaker…” The distinguished talent in the film work has arguably said it all out of the big screen in 2006.

If you get on Google and search for “Rocky speech” it is right in front of you. Moreover, if you simply put in the term “motivational speech”, it will bring you the Hub Spot blog, which rates “Sylvester Stallone: Speech from Rocky Balboa (2006)” as No.11 in their 16 of the Best Motivational Speeches of All Time.

Keep Punching

The director of Rocky Balboa (2006) was Sylvester Stallone himself. This is where, among everything, he makes the iconic statement “But it ain’t about how hard you’re hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”.

This is it. I remember watching the film and listening to what Rocky had to say back in December 2006. This was here in Perth with my friends fighters Darren Curovic, Vitaly Gurkov and Daniel Dawson.