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Well, I am 1 week out from heading to the Rocking R on my first elk hunt. Walking through the kitchen yesterday, stepped around a pile of shoes my daughter left and caught my little toe on corner of the wall. Broken!!! 1 week out. So this got me to thinking about all the 1 liners I have heard over the years. Here are a couple to get the conversation started....
Embrace the suck
Good thing you’ve got 10 of them!
4 weeks before a drop moose hunt in Alaska
I was Team Roping and had a green heel horse get in the wrong lead and trip in the turn. He fell hard on my left leg while running at full speed, skidding to a stop on my left leg. It turned my foot backwards 180, fractured Tib, Fib. Surgery with plates, and Pins. I cut the cast off in an Anchorage hotel. And went anyway. Huge mistake. I crawled around. Crutches didn’t work. But I got my moose. I cut it up while it was being packed out. I was miserable on the plane and in the bush. Bad decision making in my youth.
How about motivational lyrics?
"I been machine-gunned, hand-gunned, hijacked, left for dead Divebombed, napalmed, nuclear warheaded Dropped from a jet plane with no parachute Shot by a firing squad and raped by a business suit I'm dancing on a landmine, one leg left But I can still crawl and I'm not dead yet!
Not dead yet!"
You can recover from a tough hunt, but you never will recover from quitting.
At least it wasn't on Friday the 13th.
It's only a scratch (9 stitches required) Now, get your A$$ back to work. LOL
Move up or move out.
I’d rather be paid for my brains instead of my back.
Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Wherever you go, there you are.
When the going gets tough...you drink.
Training a new horse for packing out a bear. While putting bear on the horse cow kick my brother leg and broke the fibula. Still went hunting the next day.
Whatever doesn’t kill you . . . . . usually just really, really hurts!
If it was easy, everyone would do it.
Scoot, That one gets used a lot at the Hearne household, with a small iteration.
Suck it up buttercup.
Also one out of the movie "Replacements".
"Chicks dig scars, pain don't hurt and glory lives forever". Translated, there will be no pain when at full draw with a bull elk at 30 yards. Focus and execute.
It's better to wear out... than to rust out.
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
Tomorrow is another day.
Elk don’t know how many feet a horse has.
If you are going to be dumb, you better be tough.
I’m reminded of Jeremiah Johnson, when Bearclaw Lapp was speaking to Jeremiah; “You’ve come far, pilgrim.” “Feels like far...” “T’were it worth the trouble?” “Huh - what trouble?”
stupidity SHOULD be painful
I ain't got time to bleed...
Not dead yet....Good tune Orian bro!...
I can't tell if this is killing me or making me stronger.
Those with little kids will understand. On a mountain hunt where I was sick, and the climbs were killing me, the only thing that kept going through my head was
"Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming swimming swimming."
I grew up in a family business, If I spent thirty seconds too long in the office Dad would tell me, " get out in the shop and get busy, or I am going to start a shoe shop in your ass." Nothing like a fathers love and guidance.
Every morning to myself waking up a 4-4:30 am grinding it out on my back country elk hunt “You can sleep when you’re dead”
Adversity doesn't build character, it reveals it!
Pain is just weakness leaving your body.
If it was easy everyone would do it.
The only easy day, was yesterday
When you get to the fork in the road... take it!
Bones break..Chicks dig scars...Pain is temporary...Glory last forever !
Heard from my dad many time growing up.
" You'll feel better when it quits hurt'n."
Baby Shark,Do,Do,Do,Do,Do,Baby Shark!
Forget the wind- just hunt They don’t know that they don’t know I’m not near as dumb as I look
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
Your character is what you really are. Your reputation is only what others think you are.
Better to die living than living to die.
From a "Celebration of Life" I went to yesterday for a dear family friend. " He died as he lived. Full-throttle, racing across the finish line, having given everything he had, out of gas, but laughing with a twinkle in his eye."
Gotta make hay when the sun shines
There is a time to slow down............today is not that day.
Pull up your big girl panties.
Maybe not motivational but my jr high football coach would ask “is it your right knee, left knee or your weeny”. He never had to ask me that though one time I ran into a brick wall full speed face first. He said, “ does it hurt when you laugh” I said I guess not, “ he said keep laughing” then told me the line someone said earlier “ it’ll feel better when it quits hurting”.
If you're not willing to sacrifice for what you want, what you want becomes the sacrifice.
Suck it up twinkle toes!
Fitting for your situation.
Man up! Cut it off and keep playing!
Ronnie Lott did it.
I antelope hunted once for four days on a sprained foot, decoying, not waterhole. If you gotta do it you will !
Keep in mind, that was then, and this is now. Don’t think I could do it now........
"Its Builds Character"
My daughter's hate that... especially when we're cutting firewood, pulling weeds, bleeding or anything else they don't like.
Devil loves a coward!
Better to burn out then to fade away
Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
The only alternative to perseverence is failure.
I think most people could use a little more pain in their life.
My daughter and I use this very simple and to the point
If one needs motivational catch phrases to psych you up to go hunting, your probably in it for the wrong reasons.
But I’ll give you a good one.
LUCK is where preparation meets hard work.
Rub some dirt on it and you’ll be fine.
The world aint flat and neither is my hat
Proper and Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.
Second place is the First one to lose.
Is this your first day?, or Is that the Best you got?. I ask that of my three and a half Great Granddaughter when she throws a fit. I gotta take my victories where I can.
You'll have plenty of time to worry about your toe...when you're living in a van down by the river... ~matt foley
"Bends and Thrusts" !! ... "Ready, BEGIN " !! .... that will get you motivated, or else .... former Leathernecks will know what I mean .. . ;0)
You'll be fine. Just don't pee into the wind or whittle against yourself.
I often tell myself that I am almost, almost there.........or this hill ain't gonna climb itself.
"Stay on your toes!"
Never stick your fingers, anywhere you wouldn't stick your pen!$.
Whocares “You'll be fine. Just don't pee into the wind or whittle against yourself”
Don’t forget “Never fry bacon naked”
Suck it up, buttercup.
Rub some vagisil on it, and go hunting.
If you ain’t first you’re last ;)
JJ Watt On Striving For Greatness – “Success is not owned. It is leased and rent is due every day.”
You can’t kill elk in the tent!
I'm just here so i don't get fined
In the Land of the Blind, One Eye is King.
Perfect practice makes perfect.
Imperfect practice reinforces bad habits.
Get off your ass and go kill something!
You will not kill 100% of the animals you don’t shoot at.
Bowsite! Bowsite! Bowsite!
Make BoWSite proud>>~~>
I’d rather be an hour early, than a minute late.
What would your grandfather do?
This miss understanding is all my fault.
You see, I forgot that you’re stupid.
Feed yourself, don’t feed yourself to the wildlife.
Gonna post that one in the camper for my upcoming hunt in the heart of Wyoming grizz country, orionsbrother!
I get a kick out of these. The first is from the movie Space Cowboys.
Frank Corvin : Well, what do you say, Reverend? You think a prayer's in order?
Tank Sullivan : I was just reciting the Shepard's Prayer. Alan Shepard's prayer. Oh Lord, please don't let us screw up. Amen.
“When you don't know what you're doing, its best to do it quickly.”
I'm not the strongest and I'm not the fastest, but I'm really good at suffering.
The will to succeed is nothing without the will to prepare.
Elk are where you find em... Get to finding!
If your going to play a man size sport, you better be willing to pay a man size price.
Pitter patter best get at er
Off your a$$ and on your feet. Out of the shade and into the heat.
You can't kill em' from the couch.
Would you rather be mowing the lawn?
If you are not the pack leader, the view is always the same.
"Son, you can either stack that wood, or eat grass." My Dad's response when we complained about chores.
You only got to be faster than the slowest troop, Airborne. We dont have any slow Troopers in this Airborne Company.
do good & receive good carma is real 1 tree can be turned into a million match sticks & 1 match can burn down an entire forest
"Why you big dummy!" Fred G. Sanford
Here's a "famous" one: "How do you like me know?!"... :)
In the morning I tell myself Today's the day.. then when it isn't, Tomorrow is the day!
Live out this day, fight again another day.
Slow is smooth, smooth is fast
CQB 1st Rule of clearing rooms effectively. Smooth.....
I had that written above the gauges in my stock car back in the day dingo
Answering the "why" question from grandkids. Yours is not to reason why, yours is just to do or die.
Do it now while you can still climb the mountain.
"not everybody can be a hero...somebody has to sit on the curb and clap when the parade comes by"
Hiro’s are out born out fear in the crucible of War with a determined enemy.
Charlie Mike Joe.
Some maxims that my brother taught me.
The toughest guy to fight is one that thinks he is right.
If you get a big man down don’t let him get back up.
If you get knocked down it’s a long ways back up.
I told him that this boy was supposed to have a bad temper and he said to knock the hell out of him and he would get over it.
When I asked who was the best guy to have in a fight and he said the one that wouldn’t run.
I have found all of the above to be true.
It only hurts til the pain goes away!
George S. Patton....Lead, Follow, or get the Hell out of the Way.....
My dad would've said, "you should've had your shoes on". So keep them on so it doesn't happen again.
My best friend/hunting buddy has THE best motivational phrase about game/hunting and why you should be in the woods WHENEVER you can........
"They are, where they're at, when they're there."
Don't fork this up.....again!
You are what you eat, Stud.
“You can’t always be in a peach orchard!”
If you’re gonna be stupid you better be tough!
You pack it, you hump it.
Stop breathing so hard...there's no oxygen up here anyway!
My mama told me I wasn't a total loss, I could always be used as a bad example.
Not sure if you would call it motivational, but when shooting at targets and especially animals, I always remind myself with the phrase.....PASS, “Pick a Spot Stupid”.
I get up in the morning. I go out. I dont let the old man in.
This is the opposite of motivational. I hired this older man to help out with carpenter work. Every time something went right he would say Lucky dumbness. Always struck me how a man could live with that attitude all his life. A real Debbie Downer.
What doesn't kill you makes you weaker, so the wolves can pull you down. So be careful out there.
For new parents-"Don't worry so much its all new to the baby too!!"
Getting old aint for pussies!
One of my fav’s
Does a bear sh!t in the woods... Yea... then you can too
That animal there is deader than 5 O’clock.
2nd place is no better than 5th...
Back around 2013 a a Best Ranger second place finisher was given a tomahawk as a prize when he walked away he handed it to a friends twelve year old saying “ this is not what I came here for.” Just so happened that he won the next year.
"If man were to know everything in advance, there would be no such thing as adventure!"
More to come for you, I think.
If ya wana run with big dogs ya can' t pee like a pup !
You can't steal second with your foot still on first! Or as said to all my children at one time or another, You get what you get, and you don't have a fit!
"When you arise in the morning, thinking what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breath, to think, to enjoy, to love"
Everyday above ground is a good thing
Upon arriving at the baseball field house in college at 6 am and my coach saying “ be thankful you can run as their are those less fortunate now put one foot in front of the other and run 2 miles”
"You gotta wanna." Said by my high school wrestling coach on a daily basis. I now use it on my 12 year old son.
Platoon’s motto is “I will either find a way or make one”
Definitely applies to out west bowhunting as well
I can believe that as Biggs and Santiago win outta 4RTB beating two SFCs outta 75th by a small margin.
What kills better a custom TRP .45Acp or a tomahawk?
Which leads to
“ 3 bags full RTLW”.
"Did we give up when the German's bombed Pearl Harbor? When the going get's tough,,,,,, the tough get going!"
John Belushi-Animal House
Someday's your the Windshield and Somday's your the Bug!!
Start picking up cigarette butts!! All I want to see is Aholes and elbows.
HH, I was off a couple of years but one each CPT K.
A Occifer? Well, i can see that then. I helped coach the 25th team outta my camp on Oahu as the long war started. Those two brothers took 2nd. They did not leave anything on the field.
Which leads to
“You are what you eat”
The meek shall inherit nothing.
"Never give up! Ever!"
I will accept no excuses and produce only results. Cameron Hanes My favorite
The legs feed the wolfe From movie about US Olympic hockey team beating Russians.
Without question here's the most motivating scene I've ever seen in my life I watch it about once a year and it gets me choked up every time
FACING THE GIANTS - Motivational Football Scene - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkrw6AwqEyw
This is one of the best threads I've seen here in awhile good thinking. Another one I like is
Set your goals high and exceed them.
When in doubt drop 50m FFE!
What doesn’t make you stronger will kill you
Down to Gehenna, or up to the throne, He travels the fastest who travels alone. rk
Knowing you once did...when those abilities cease...will bring you peace...while sitting in a rocker on your porch...watching the sun go down...4finger
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
Thanks Door Knob for that, just buried a Korean paratrooper friend, who was a great guy,,,, he would have liked that,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
For the young hunters, who watch most TV hunting,,,,,,,,,,,,,ITS NOT HOW YOU HUNT, BUT WHERE YOU HUNT
Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back. Heraclitus
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your gawd like a soldier. rk
You asked for motivational speech? You got it! ;)
That gave me chills...and almost inspired me to get off my phone since I'm at work lol!
Not really tho... I'm still on it!
Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours. Ayn Rand
Up the valley of death rode the brave 500.
I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead. Jimmy Buffett What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Nietzsche Better living through chemistry DuPont Chemical commercials
From "Try" by Pink Where there is a flame, someone's bound to get burned But just because it burns doesn't mean you're gonna die You've gotta get up and try, try, try
Deep inside the heart of an old man resides a young boy, when the little boy dies, thus follows the man.
You hump rucksack like old folk screw, Private
Just saw this one.
Same Schiff, different day.