Early on in life we must learn to keep on pushing the boundaries of what we know. Before we master the concept of walking, we have to first fall. If we are to make progress, we have to keep getting up every time we fall. Like most people, I have lived enough to have experienced times where things may not have been going my way, but I had to keep pushing on in order to recognize my full potential.
One of those situations that pop into my head is way back in high school and my physics class. I signed up for physics more because I wanted to do it just to say I did and to be one of the few people to take nearly every science course at my school. I figured if science came naturally to me and being proficient at math, the subject ought not give me much trouble. That should tell you how little I actually knew about physics and should give you a glimpse into what I would face that year.
I do not remember much from the class and I cannot begin to tell you how to actually go about solving a physics problem. What I do remember is that no matter how hard I tried, the subject just did not seem to click for me. I could spend hours reading, studying, and working practice problems and the subject never stuck. It is the one class that I remember getting a D in on a report card. Instead of my typical A grade, I was given a D. The better phrase would have been, I earned a D. I knew that the one class could be the one thing that would set me back and drop my GPA significantly, but I was determined not to let that happen.
I knew as the end of the year approached that I would have to keep a high level of determination in order to somehow earn a decent grade. Instead of coasting through like my other classes, physics was going to take some work. I cannot say that I magically pulled out an A or even a B. I earned a C. And I was happy for it. I was happy because I knew that it was a difficult course, I did my absolute best, and I persevered to make it happen.
There is a new movie coming out that deals with this determination. Creed II is coming to theaters this November 21. It is one that needs to be watched by everyone, especially if you are a fan of the Rocky series.
PRIDE. LEGACY. FAMILY.
This fall, there is more to lose than a title.
Official Synopsis: Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.
Release Date: November 21, 2018
Director: Steven Caple Jr.
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Russell Hornsby, Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu, Andre Ward, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren
Writer: Sylvester Stallone
Distributor: MGM, Warner Bros. Pictures