Who’s Your Hero?

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Topics: Inspiration

Matthew McConaughey delivers a stirring, emotion-filled acceptance speech for Best Actor in the 2014 Oscars for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, noting three things he needs each day: Something to look up to, something to look forward to, and someone to chase, his hero.

First, he thanked God, “because that’s who I look up to.”

Next, “To my family, that’s who and what I look forward to.”

And third, to his hero, because that’s who he chases.

So, who’s his hero? Watch the video below and see, or scroll down for an excerpt from his speech

“And to my hero. 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.”

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