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Movies to Escape the Abyss With

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"When a man stares into the abyss and sees nothing but darkness, this is the time that he finds his character. And it is his character, that keeps him from falling into the abyss."

These movies will help keep you out of the abyss when times are tough and you need that extra push, extra excitement, extra drive, to get to the next level of success.

"Rocky 3"

The "Eye of the Tiger" song and opening montage, will get you into the success mood. Rocky is rich, but has lost his hunger to stay on top. He loses his next match and then has to "train old" to get his mind and body back into shape to fight a real killer. He then has to overcome his personal fear to get back into the ring.


"Rollerball"

In the '75 version, James Cann is the champion rollerballer of the future. This is the ultimate lone man against the establishment that is forcing him to quit the sport he loves. When you feel that you have to go it alone on your way to success, the final game will have you up on your feet and ready for action.


"Staying Alive"

John Travolta tries for success on Broadway. He makes the rounds of casting agents, works odd jobs, gets a break, and then risks asking the director of the show for a chance at the lead. The director's speech when Travolta wants to quit is right on. Listen to the words of all the success songs like, "You've got to work a little harder than the next guy and look out for number one. Keep your eyes on the stars and the sun."

"The Natural"

Over the hill baseball player Robert Redford tries for a comeback. If you ever feel down and out, this will get you swinging at the ball again. You'll like the mythic references in this film such as Redford carving his personal bat out of a tree that was stuck by lightning and then having to go to bat without it.


"Grand Prix"

You might see parts of yourself in each character. James Garner is dropped from his racing team and must turn to TV reporting to sustain himself. But he takes advantage of a surprise offer.

There's lots of first class living and big business in this film. A lot about being a professional and winning. At the end of the movie, you'll feel like you're the one walking triumphantly on the empty race track, knowing that you will persevere alone, and win alone, like the champion did.


"The Cincinnati Kid"

"He's been "the man" (best poker player) for a long time and he's got a lot to protect," Shooter tells the Kid. This is a story of image, competition, skill, financial survival, and life. Shooter played by Karl Malden is the most important character in the story to watch. He is "a percentage player". "I don't win much, don't lose much."

The Kid is serious about his opportunity to become "the man". Watch him go over the percentage tables to get his mind ready for the big game. Watch him pack his bag with cards and cash. Watch his strategy as he shows up late for the game and plays word games with the champ.

Lancy, is play by Edward G. Robinson, and is the old champ that everyone thinks will be defeated. At times he seems tired and ready to crumble under the gambling pressure. But he is not the long reigning champ for nothing. "He'll use every trick in the book and some he's just made up, to beat you." Notice Robinson's style and manners. He's the James Bond of this group.

When the champ wins an important hand by betting big on "a lousy 3 card flush", he says, "Gets down to what it's all about, doesn't it? Making the wrong move at the right time. Like life, I guess."

There's a lot more life lessons in the movie, so keep your ears open. And let your mind soak in all that cash that's bet out on the table. This is the best movie to see when you feel you've been under-estimated by others, who think that you're on your way out.


"Any Given Sunday"

There's lots of energetic camera work, sound and music in this football oddesy to wake you up and give you a natural shot of energy. There are many scenes of big money deals to program your mind for prosperity. More importantly, it's loaded with success philosophy. Al Pacino's four minute "Life is a game of inches" talk to his team is the best motivational speech you'll ever hear. Guaranteed to get anyone out of their slump.

Check these movies out and find others that will help you persevere and give you "The eye of the Tiger".


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