Who’s got my stones in a twist today?

86th Annual Academy Awards - ShowIn all the post-Oscars media hoopla yesterday, one guy from the Time magazine website REALLY squeezed my cajones.

This dirtbag “entertainment reporter” posted a piece called “Explaining Matthew McConaughey’s Confounding Acceptance Speech.”

He wrote: “After winning for his role as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyer’s Club, Matthew McConaughey launched into a semi-bizarre tale about his inner life.”

Then, dripping with sarcasm, the guy “parsed” the speech with a condescending spin.

Whatta dick.

Fact is, the acceptance speech was neither “confounding” nor “semi-bizarre.”

It was gracious and classy.

McConaughey said that “gratitude reciprocates.” After complimenting his fellow nominees, he thanked every member of the Academy, the movie’s director, his co-stars, God, his late father, his mother, his wife, and his kids.

And he thanked his hero.

Who’s his hero?

Lemme quote Matthew McConaughey himself…

“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.”

There’s a lesson there…

Chase your dreams.

Always aspire to be better. In your attitude, your business, your relationships.

Have a plan.

Work at becoming who you can be 10 years from now.

Don’t quit.


Kudos to Matthew McConaughey.

“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, another is something to look forward to, and another is someone to chase.” — Matthew McConaughey

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