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Matthew McConaughey 3 Things Inspirational Oscars Speech

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McConaughey 3 Things Inspirational Oscars Speech, Alright alright alright

Matthew McConaughey won the best actor Oscar in 2014 for his standout performance in Dallas Buyers Club.

The well know accomplished Hollywood actor gave a different kind of acceptance speech where he revealed three things he needs in his life everyday.

A very inspirational and insightful speech, where McConaughey went deep inside his mindset and said to the crowd what guides his mind on each day.

Here's the video of that speech (starting exactly where Mattew McConaughey starts to talk about the three things he needs each day), bellow is our analysis on the meaning behind this speech, and how you can apply this great tips to your own life to achieve great things:



Matthew McConaughey Oscars Speech



"There’s a few things, about three things to my account that I need each day.. One of them is something to look up to (1), another is something to look forward to (2), and another is someone to chase (3)."

1. Something to Look Up To


"Now, first off, I want to thank God. ‘Cause that’s who I look up to. He has graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or any other human hand. He has shown me that it’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. In the words of the late Charlie Laughton, who said, “When you’ve got God, you got a friend. And that friend is you.”"

Our take: The spiritual side is a major player in our lives. Whatever your religion is our whatever you believe in, you should practice it daily. There is something that transcends our body and mind, time in and time out is, has been shown that the ability to believe in ourselves more than anything, can have huge effect on achieving great results. With gratitude things are equal, be grateful for what you have, give value to the things you have, positive feelings can come from that and more can come into your life. By being ungrateful, negative feelings will arise eventually and things will not change for the better...that's just how it goes. Believe in you and in your capability regardless.

2. Something to Look Forward To


 "To my family, that who and what I look forward to. To my father... To you, Dad, you taught me what it means 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 what we in turn learned was that we were then better able to respect others... To my wife, Camila, and my kids Levi, Vida and Mr. Stone, the courage and significance you give me every day I go out the door is unparalleled. You are the four people in my life that I want to make the most proud of me. Thank you."

Our take: This is a crucial step to achieve goals, remember that you aren't doing just for yourself, you are part of a team. When you look up to other people, you have a strong why to do what you have to do, when you do just for you, you tend to delay things because you don't feel that extra pressure to do it. Having family and people that support you in mind, it's a great motivator to keep you moving forward and do the things you need to do to get your life going. You do it for them, but they also will do it for you, and they will make you accountable, whenever you are off track they will help get back in. That's how strong accountability partners can be, they can grounded you anytime, and you can get better with their helpful advice. 

3. Someone to Chase


"And to my hero. That’s who I chase. Now when I was 15 years old, I had a very important person in my life come to me and say “who’s your hero?” And I said, “I don’t know, I gotta think about that. Give me a couple of weeks.” I come back two weeks later, this person comes up and says “who’s your hero?” I said, “I thought about it. You know who it is? It’s me in 10 years.”

 So I turned 25. Ten years later, that same person comes to me and says, “So, are you a hero?” And I was like, “not even close. No, no, no.” She said, “Why?” I said, “Because my hero’s me at 35.”

So you see every day, every week, every month and every year of my life, my hero’s always 10 years away. I’m never gonna be my hero. I’m not gonna attain that. I know I’m not, and that’s just fine with me because that keeps me with somebody to keep on chasing."

Our take: We love this part of the speech. Step into the mindset of an accomplished Hollywood actor, what makes him look for more and more, although he has achieved a lot in his career: Never think you have achieved your best, there's always room for improvement, that's what we take from this. You have to always find ways to keep getting better, so having this mental image of what you wish you were in 10 years, it's a great guidance to drive you to become better and better as time goes by.

Remember... perfection it's an illusion we give ourselves, you can always improve, so keep imagining a future image of yourself, strive to achieving it by improving daily, and if you finally achieved it, imagine a better image of yourself, strive to achieve it again, repeat the process. That's the way of non-stop growing, that's one of the paths to success. Chase greatness, and greatness will chase you.

4. Conclusion - Three Things: Alright, alright, alright


"So, to any of us, whatever those things are, whatever it is we look up to (1), whatever it is we look forward to (2), and whoever it is we’re chasing (3), to that I say, “Amen.” To that I say, “Alright, alright, alright.” To that I say “just keep living.” Thank you."

Our take: Matthew McConaughey concludes his speech with the first movie line he ever said: "Alright, alright, alright" (from Dazed and Confused, 1993). It was the most appropriate speech caper he could say, 3 things he exposed about how he views life and approaches it, 3 things that summarize the all thing, alright, alright, alright!


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