Do you know Rudy? Well, do you know the STORY of Rudy?
If you immediately thought of the Notre Dame Football player, then you know Rudy and his story. If you have NO idea who Rudy is, click here http://www.rudyintl.com/truestory.cfm
What do you remember from his story? What was your “takeaway”?
Hope. Courage. Tenacity. Fearless. Intense. Faithful. Focused.
NOTHING was going to get in his way of playing football for the University of Notre Dame.
That’s very inspirational isn’t it? So go Be a Rudy. Whatever your goal, your dream, your idea. Go Be A Rudy. Intense. Focused. Fearless. Go do it.
I love Notre Dame football and I love the story of Rudy. I’ve watched the movie countless times. It’s a wonderful, inspirational story. But, there is a problem.
We can’t ALL be a Rudy. We all can’t have our life’s dream take precedence over everything else in our lives. Think about it. Rudy’s life revolved around getting into Notre Dame and playing football. Every single thing he did was to attain that goal. The YEARS he spent working, living, breathing Notre Dame football. It was a lot. But, he had the time.
Aside from work and school, he had no other obligations. He was young and his life COULD revolve around one thing and that one thing only. Playing Notre Dame football.
So what about the rest of us? What about those of us with careers, family, life?
We CAN be a Rudy. Maybe just not as intense, not as focused, not as tenacious. But we can do it. We can pick a dream or a goal that we want to accomplish and go after it. We can figure out how going after it fits into the life we have now. We can be inspired by the story, learn that dreams do come true.
Who knows, if we put forth even HALF the effort towards our goals and dreams that Rudy did with his, we just might learn something of ourselves too.