How Does The Al Pacino's 'Inches' Speech In The Film Any Given Sunday Have Something For All Of Us?


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The Pacino speech is very useful and helpful as inspiration. Regardless of the original context, here are some of the lines

we heal
as a team
or we are going to crumble.
Inch by inch
play by play
till we're finished. (this is good for teams or for seeing the downward spiral of things)

We are in hell right now, gentlemen,believe me
and we can stay here and get the sh*t kicked out of us
or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb out of hell. One inch, at a time. (this is a call to action, for a team or an individual who is down, we or you are already down, getting the sh*t kicked us or we fight our way back into the light)

I mean
one half step too late or to early
you don't quite make it.
One half second too slow or too fast
and you don't quite catch it.
The inches we need are everywhere around us.
They are in ever break of the game
every minute, every second.

On this team, we fight for that inch
On this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us
to pieces for that inch.
We claw with our finger nails for that inch.
Cause we know
when we add up all those inches
that's going to make the f*cking difference
between winning and losing
between living and dying.

(the game of life is just a game of inches, you need to claw tooth and nail for each inch, because the inches added up and that's the difference between success or defeat)

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