When is the last time you saw a Rocky movie? If you’re a fan of the 7 sequel franchise, this will be easy for you. Close your eyes; what is the first scene that comes to mind? Picture Rocky Balboa training and enduring insane workouts to reach a defining moment. You might remember him punching slabs of raw meat, chugging down raw eggs, climbing up all 72 steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, or making it to the top of an icy mountain. Now picture all those efforts WITHOUT the well-known song “Eye of the Tiger”. Imagine watching it all in silence. Watch the video below both with and without the sound on and take note of the difference.
The difference is EMOTION, MOTIVATION and ENERGY. Directors know very well that a soundtrack, even a single song, both musically and lyrically will compel people to connect, to understand, to relate, to remember, to move, to push, to speak up and to succeed.
The same can be said for Flashdance during Jessica Beals amazing audition to “What a Feeling”. Without this song, the dance and her efforts to get there would not mean much to any one of us.
There are many, many times we require outward inspiration to help us tap in to that internal motivation. Whether via music, art, books, poetry, movies or even other people, if you listen closely, or read between the lines, inspirational and motivational messages are there for the taking.
Those verses, either in a book, a song, a movie or speech, or the beauty of an art piece, compel us all to speak up about something. The purpose of this blog is to help everyone find THEIR “Eye of the Tiger” moment.
— Elke Lopez (The Pretty Platform)
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