“The Dreams Will Come To You”

Judie Lipsett over at Gear Diary emailed me with a link to a video to watch today.

As it turns out, I’d heard about this two or three weeks ago and never got around to watching it.

Oh there is so much cosmic irony in that last sentence.

This video is one of those things that make you catch your breath afterwards.

I don’t mean it in any political sense, but this really is a uniquely American document.

It ties in with some of what I mentioned here. Go there first, then come back. You’ll see.

OK, before proceeding to the rest of this post, watch this video.

No, I mean right now, dammit.

Update: The video clip I had was removed for DMCA reasons. However, the substitute video below is the entire speech. Note, though, that the transcript I provide below might not match it as the clip I had was from Oprah.

I transcribed a section from that:

Now I played Little League Football for a long time and I had a phenomenal coach, Coach Jim Graham.

And he was Old School.

And when I was at a practice, he rode me all practice. You know, “You’re doing it wrong. Go back. Do it again. You’re sloughing off. You owe me push-ups.” Just for two hours, it was relentless.

And then after practice one of the Assistant Coaches came up to me and he said,”Yeah, Coach Graham rode you pretty hard.”

I said, “Yeah.”

He said, “That’s a good thing. Because it means he cares. When you’re doing a bad job and no one points it out to you, that’s when they’ve given up on you.”


So don’t be a crybaby when it happens.

Blogging will resume on Monday.

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