Sylvester Stallone: American Film Actor.

Born: July 6, 1946

It would be great to be able to pass on to someone all of the successes, the failures, and the knowledge that one has had. To help someone avoid all the fire, pain and anxiety would be wonderful.

Sly Stallone certainly knows life has its ups and downs.  In school he was thought to be slow and was eventually placed in a high school for children with special needs.

When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair.

But he made it through, and later used his struggles to pen the Academy Award winning move Rocky.

I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.

Today he remembers his humble beginnings and how they shaped him.

I have a lack of fear, whereas in the past the fear of failure was a powerful motivator. Anyway, I have great expectations for the future, but I just don’t know if I’m the monarch of all I survey.

I’ve kind of fashioned my life after a Slinky. Bend me in a million shapes, and eventually I’ll spring back to what I originally was.

He has these thought to offer those who are struggling.

Once in one’s life, for one mortal moment, one must make a grab for immortality; if not, one has not lived.

Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.

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