Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Quit Yammering About Heart ...

And demonstrate you got some. No, you can't pack and unpack real heart like the rest of the gear in your gearbag. Or show it by playing maybe 5 points in a match and then collapsing on the grass when it's over win or lose as if you've burned every ounce of energy in your body. Don't get me wrong, nothing wrong with bringing energy to the game but that ain't heart. That's just excess uncontrolled emotion like an old-fashioned tea kettle left on the boil steaming and whistling. Nobody needs heart to play the game. Playing is the fun part. Real heart is about your dedication to being the best you can be. Real heart is about the sacrifices you gladly make to reach your goals. Real heart is about the determination you show day in and day out, on the real grind. Real heart is about the effort you make to be the best player and teammate you can be. Real heart is about the hours and hours of practice you attack like a hungry pit bull. Real heart is about having the motivation to continually demand more and more of yourself. Real heart is about always being open to learn, to improve, burning with an unquenchable desire. Real heart is never satisfied with good enough. Real heart is who you are...not what you do. Get some.

13 comments:

Mark said...

Tis so much more entertaining when you hear the other half of the conversation. The one that "maggot" offers up ;)

Reiner Schafer said...

Awesome Baca. I heart you man! ;)

Missy Q said...

that's all well and good, but what is 'real heart'?

sdawg said...

If I have real heart, will I be able to be clutch and show some gumption, even when the other team is threatening to start feasting?

Dan said...

Feeling inspirational today, eh?

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love this! :o)

*applauds*

Anonymous said...

This episode of Real Heart is brought to you by Rock IV, Hearts on Fire:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SUzcDUERLo

Incidentally, it's where he trains to take down the Russian. Parallels?

NewPro said...

This makes me want to watch the notebook.....again

Baca Loco said...

NewPro
True confessions?

Mark said...

11:36am Anon,

But remember never, never, never, ever, never, ever hide your heart!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc8crnqKEns

Can I get a ruling on whether I got this in within the required 6 degrees?

Kevin Bacon, FTW!!!!

Missy Q said...

NewPro - Bleed yourself with those leechees first, then watch the notebook. No-one should ever watch the notebook while angry.
It's also arguable that the last 2 words of my previous sentence are surplus to requirements.

Anonymous said...

Mark,
I couldn't make it through more than 1 minute of that video. But it probably does some up the Damage experience pre and post Chicago. Lots of training before the big match in the wilderness, and then a crazy homoerotic dance off in an abandoned factory after the disappointment.

Baca Loco said...

The truly sad part is Mark has that in his favorites and plays it all the time.

Where's the giving you the finger emoticon when I need it?