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Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars and change the world. So follow your passion, be prepared to commit, focus and sacrifice, for it will take sweat, determination and hard work to live your dreams. 
 
Don't let anyone limit you, your ambition or your dreams by their negative influence. You must 'Rise Up' and keep pushing because there you will find that your strength and tenacity will pay off and doors will open for you, that once were closed. 
 
YouTube Video Source: The Oscars. 
Matthew McConaughey's Oscar-winning speech. 
 
There are three things that I need each day. One, I need something to look up to, another to look forward to, and another is someone to chase. 
 
First off, I want to thank God because that's who I look up. He's graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or of any other hand. He's shown me that it's a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. 
 
To my family is to what I look forward to. To my father who I know is up there right now with a big pot of gumbo, he has a big lemon meringue pie over there. He's probably in his underwear and has a big can of Miller Lite and he's dancing right now. To you dad, you taught me how to be a man. 
 
To my mother who's here tonight, who taught me and my two older brothers -- demanded -- that we respect ourselves. And in turn, we learned we were better able to learn how to respect others. Thank you for that mama. 
 
To my wife, Camilla, and my kids Levi, Vida and Mr Stone (Livingstone), the courage you give me every time I walk through the door is unparalleled. You are the four people in my life that I want to make the proudest of me. Thank you. 
 
And to my hero. That's who I chase. When I was 15 years old I had a very important person in my life come and ask me 'Who's your hero?' I said, 'I thought about it and it's me in ten years. So I turned 25 ten years later and that same person comes to me and goes, 'Are you a hero?' I said, 'Not even close!' She said why and I said, 'My hero is me at 35.' You see, every day, and every week, and every month, and every year of my life, my hero is always ten years away. I'm never going to be my hero. I'm not going to obtain that and that's fine with me because it keeps me with somebody to keep on chasing. 
 
So to any of us, whatever those things are and whatever it is we look up to, whatever it is we look forward to and whoever it is we're chasing, to that I say Amen. To that, I say alright, alright, alright. To that I say just keep living, huh. Thank you. 
 
Stay Strong - Stay Hungry 
 
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