Sunday, 7:30 PM
Me: I’m getting tired of Project Optimism. I have nothing. I’m not an optimist.
Tom: Maybe something tonight will inspire you.
Me: Doubt it.
Enter: Ben Affleck.
And to think I tried to convince Tom to leave early so I could go to sleep. Granted, sleep sounds pretty good right now, but no. This was worth it.
In light of my recent career/identity crisis, I just needed to hear these words.
“You have to work harder than you think you possibly can.
You can’t hold grudges. It’s hard, but you can’t hold grudges.
And it doesn’t matter how you get knocked down in life,
Because that’s gonna happen. All that matters is that you gotta get up.”
Then he gets choked up as he mentions his kids and I start to cry a little.
If you missed it, here’s the video.
Over the next couple months, I’m going to be working harder than I think I possibly can.