I remember when I was about 12 years old and I got to see the movie “Rocky” for the first time.
You know, with Sly Stallone? You know the story behind that movie? If not, I’m about to tell you a little bit about the story behind “Rocky.”
This is why that movie really rings home to me still to this day, and exactly why “Rocky” is best movie ever created.
You see, Sylvester Stallone actually wrote the script for that movie. He wanted to write a movie about the underdog in life and how they became a champion through adversity and through strife.
But the funny thing is, is Sly Stallone actually lived that exact thing. He was turned down after movie, after movie, after movie. Again, again, and again, they told him it wasn’t right for the box office.
Executives read his script and he wanted to be Rocky. But they all turned him down and said no…
Until one person gave him that one shot.
I want you to think about this. After all those attempts, they gave him that one shot and they let Sly do it. And the thing is, is that they offered Sly a measly contract and Sly said, “Nope. I’ll just take a percentage of the box office.”
It turned out to be one of the largest grossing movies in Hollywood history. Ever. Sly absolutely made the right choice by going forward and overcoming adversity – again, and again, and again.
This is why I developed the Prime Pediatric Program. I truly believe that you need to take a shot. You need to learn who you are. That way, you can become the best. Get through adversity and take care of every kid on this planet, no matter what it takes. That’s your job.