The Sylvester Stallone Story by Tony Robbins
In early 1970s Sylvester Stallone went to New York City to pursue his dream of being a movie
actor, but he found nothing but closed doors.
Inspired by the 1975 Muhammad Ali fight with Chuck Wepner, Sylvester
Stallone wrote a film script about a nobody fighter given the "million
to one opportunity" to challenge for the heavyweight title. The film was Rocky and it became the stuff of cinematic legend, scoring ten Academy Award
nominations, winning the Best Picture Award of 1976 and triggering one
of the most financially successful movie franchises in history. The Movie Rocky was inducted into the American National Film Registry as one of the greatest movies ever!
Before he wrote and sold the script for Rocky, Stallone was a struggling
actor trying to make it in the movie business. Unable to pay rent or
afford food, things got so bad that he ended up homeless and slept at
the New York City bus station for three-days.
Everybody knows Sylvester Stallone, but just a few know the inspiring story behind his success. A story about failure, rejection and the eventual achievement of his dreams. What this story teaches us is that if you want something badly enough, you can turn your dream into reality.