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
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
To my family is to what I look forward to. To my mother, dad
& wife – you taught me how to be a man & the courage you give me every
time I walk through the door is unparalleled
To my family & friends -. You are the people in my life
that I want to make the most proud 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
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. And just
keep living, huh? Thank you
Source – Matthew McConaughey Speech, few lines are edited!