In the age of social media, a recent marriage has taken place between motivational speakers and shear entertainment value. One ignites the fire in your belly, while the other freezes your eyes in amusement with only a head shake and a bewildered look on your face.
Then and there lies a special arrangement between two forces of today’s internet.
One frame rate at a time, people feel an obligation to vocalize the composts of their brains – thoughts, impulses, a life-in-the-day – on social media.
But minus all the subjectivity and bellowing, some public streamcasts tug at your heart strings and spark the inner chambers of motivation you never thought you’d experience, let alone possess.
These “in the huddle” moments are everywhere in sports. Ray Lewis has mastered it. And “Rudy” Ruettiger evoked countless accounts of motivation.
So without further delay, I give you a roulette of motivational speeches.
Round 1 – Shia LaBeouf vs. Jon Burk
Shia LaBeouf with his innocence clearly behind him in his appearances on Even Stevens and Holes, LaBeouf has abruptly transformed into Hollywood’s bad boy.
In an attempt to reconcile his film career, Shia went the extra mile and even created his own open wound along his face for his role as a soldier in Fury.
More recently, Shia re-introduced himself to the tabloids by remarking he would have killed his girlfriend, Mia Goth, while the two were in Germany.
But I digress.
Shia LaBeouf – Just Do It
On the other hand, there’s Jon Burk, a member of the U.S. Army and part-time fitness motivator.
A YouTube personality, who goes by the username “Soldier of Steel,” was the target of backlash in the last month for his outspoken remarks on overweight people.
Since then, he removed the video from his channel, but then unleashed – in a verbal diary form – his typical neurotic speeches towards his critics.
Other than that, the narcissistic personality that is Jon Burk deserves a shoutout in reverence of being a “Shia LaBeouf on steroids.”
Jon Burk – Face Your Fears
…Who would you rather have in your huddle or be your halftime special guest?
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