One of my favourite movie quotes is from the movie Jerry Maguire. Itâs not my favourite movie (thatâs Goodfellas, if youâre interested), but itâs up there.
Thereâs a scene in the movie where Jerry (Tom Cruise) and Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.) are sitting on an airplane while Jerry is getting drunk. Jerry is wallowing in his misery and feeling sorry for himself and telling Rod that he can no longer help him because he (Jerry) is âcloaked in failureâ. Rod is frustrated with Jerryâs sudden lack of confidence:
Anybody else would have left you by now, but I’m sticking with you. I said I would. And if I got to ride your ass like Zorro, you’re gonna show me the money.
Iâve seen the movie a few times, and that line always sticks with me. There are times when everyone loses their nerve or their confidence drops. Hopefully when that happens, someone close, usually out of frustration and being tired of hearing your self-loathing B.S., pushes you on.