This Moving Speech Might Make You Cry

This week Jameson sent me a video of a coach giving a speech to a Little League Baseball team after they’d just lost a huge game.

The kids are sobbing, you can see how much the game meant to them, and the speech that followed was something you’ve got to see…

It’s a lesson for life on being a fighter, not quitting, and taking pride in the things that really matter.

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  1. Ramona says:

    Hi Mattew,

    I love most of the videos you make. I am actually at a very crazy busy part of my life and at the end of the day when I can not do everything perfectly I feel extremely tired. So I put this motto “The effort is the reward” on a board and put it on my fridge and I get energy from it every time I look at it.

    I especially loved that video when you analyzed your own response in a live TV show. Please make videos of how to have emotional intelligence which I think is much more important than having IQ.

    Thank you so much for working from the bottom of your heart. That is what I feel and get from your videos.

  2. Jen says:

    Two words for this video…AWESOME & PERFECT!! This was an awesome video and although I’m late watching it, it’s perfect timing for me!! I am training to run my very first marathon. I just completed week 22 of 25 weeks of training…and the longest distance I have ever run of 20 miles. It’s been a long and at times tough road. I have been feeling disappointed that I’m not as fast as other runners or as fast as I want to be. I know I’ve progressed since my first half marathon last year, yet I have been feeling let down by myself. THIS IS CRAZY because I’ve put in so much time and effort. So my new mindset is to finish with my head held high…knowing that I finish something that most people won’t even attempt…no matter how long it takes me. Thank you so much Matt!! ~XOXO

  3. Bagicha Padilla says:

    Matt, you’re one of the finest jewels of this world! I’m glad we are both on the same planet at the same time!

  4. dong says:

    love this vedio. The effort is the reward! The result doesn’t matter. The process is everything! The process of finding yourself is in the process of finding the man you love.

  5. lynn says:

    Hi Matt, I have been watching your videos and getting all of your products within my reach for nearly two years now, I go to sleep by listening to your videos…I don’t know how to describe my appreciation in words and I can’t believe myself to become a totally different person compare to last two years ago.

    I really would like to attend retreat but I am from Australia and is there any chance you would come to sydney for retreat program.Or is there any other way like i could learn retreat from here like impact and fast track to Mr right..

    lots of love

  6. Christa says:

    Matt, that was well timed. Something I needed to hear this week! Thank you!

  7. Leecis says:

    This is by far my favoite! Best timed and home hitting message for me. The video of the boys was poinyent, but your words are what brought me to happy tears.
    Thank you, Mathew.

  8. says:

    Wow ! That is great advice !

  9. Petra says:

    I like that you mentioned the gym. Good example. I started to go to gym a year ago, I have never been really sporty, but somehow I learned to go 4-times a week and started to love it. In July I found a personal trainer and he gave it wholy different dimension. He convinced me that I need to do weight lifting. I felt the same, but was a little shy to go to weight lifting area full of big guys. I did not feel confident enough to lift surounded by them. But Peter gave me great instructions and also told me how he admires girls who lift (most go to aerobic classes, yoga or just do some cardio). So now I put all my efforts into it, sometimes I sweat like hell, but damn it feels so good. And it is not because you see results immediatelly. When you are trying to gain muscles, you won’t see them just after your work out. It is lenghty process! But it is the effort which matters. This add me so much confidence that it transfers into other areas of my life (work life, love life…) And I won’t lie – I kind of like admirings looks those big guys are giving me in the weight lifting area :)))
    So girls – gym with the help of a personal trainer can be a a good practice for you to become more confident, including confidence in the interaction with guys ;)

  10. Carla Morrison says:

    It’s not the destination, it’s the journey that matters.

  11. Kelli Hall says:

    What a beautiful, inspirational video! As a psychotherapist who specializes in working with children, I am thrilled to see someone like David Belisle encouraging those young boys by focusing on the process and journey rather than the outcome. That’s what builds strong self worth and sense of mastery. Those Little Leaguers gained a valuable lesson in pride, integrity and fortitude…the qualities of a fighter. :)

    Thank you Jameson for finding this gem. Much appreciation to you, Matthew, for sharing! Xoxo

    P.S. I am sooo ready for June to arrive…I’m in for the retreat!!!

  12. Jenny says:

    I recently moved to Rhode Island, and I’m so happy you included this video in your segment. It spoke to me on many levels.

    Thanks for your take on the person who fights with heart, saying there’s something there to be admired. I sometimes feel like people are wondering why I haven’t just given up already, and it’s hard to blame them. Feeling foolish can be reason enough to give up. So, it’s nice to know that maybe on the sidelines there are people (hopefully, good-looking British ones) who are rooting for me, too.

  13. Faizah says:

    Thank Matt,
    This is a very helpful video. I’m someone who is so competitive and winning is very important to me. I know I give myself hard time sometimes. Maybe I should give myself some credit at the end.

    P.S. did you shave? you looked much sexier with facial hair, please bring it back.

    Love ya all the way!

  14. Shawnelle says:

    Thanks. I agree. Hmmm on a different note Matthew, you look a bit pale. Were you I’ll recently? Take care of yourself. Cheers.

  15. Jiexi Ai says:

    Lovethe video but slightly disagree. The effort is not the reward. Being a person who puts in the effort is. Its a blessing to see too for your hard work. But even I’d you don’t achieve what you wanted, you’re the kind of person that fought for it and didn’t give up. That makes one special no matter if they achieve or fail. You want that person on your team always. :)

  16. benia says:

    Hellow Matthew!
    That was a really nice video! The greatest reward is certainly the satisfaction that follows every effort either it comes directly either in long term. Anyway it’s going to come and then no material goods will be able to replace it.
    I hope that one day will meet you in person.
    Warm greetings from Greece!

  17. Mary says:

    I love this post! It’s hard not to get discouraged sometimes when I don’t get the results I want, but all the hard work really does pay off in the end because I’m a better person for it. I had a coach that often told us to run toward our goals. I try to remember that when I want to give up.
    Thanks so much, Matt, for the encouragement. I always look forward to these posts.

    P.S. Jameson needs a raise. LOL

  18. Julie Campos Arias says:

    Thank you so much for this video! I really need it!

  19. Tiffany says:

    Thanks for this Matt!!!

    Perfect timing as usual! Getting ready for a big adventure of my own that could easily be a disaster…. But the fact that I’m putting myself out there, out of my comfort zone, thats half the battle and most of the victory, right?

    Ok, be good 8)….

    • Matthew Hussey says:

      Exactly. When you step out of your comfort zone and face something new, you can only grow and learn. Good luck Tiffany on your adventure! :) xx

  20. Caitlyn says:

    Hi Matt,

    Love this video. I did see this speech when it came out and I did get a little misty eyed. Love how your material has been more than just about relationships, but about life. I’ve been following you for a little while now and you’ve always been so encouraging.

    Surprised when I heard you say on Rachel Ray this week that you didn’t know how to cook. I must say I agree with Rachel Ray on this one because in my opinion there is nothing sexier than a man who knows how to cook :)

  21. Anita D says:

    Thank you so much for this video. It’s full of hope for warriors!

  22. Shev says:

    Thanks, Matt! This came at a perfect time for me. Was feeling quite discouraged about actually meeting someone special. It helped me realize the changes it has taken to get to the point where I am actively looking and the steps along the way has shown growth and progress. ( I also have to admit that I have been having some fun too. ;) ) In the past, this would be the point where the old me would be reluctant to continue to put any effort in. No results, what’s the point. But the person I am becoming is a fighter, and takes pride in finishing something. This was the kick in the butt I needed. Thanks again. I can’t wait for the retreat in October! :)
    Kindest regards

  23. Maradoll Mynx says:

    Hi, Matt…I really needed this video now…so first of all, thanks! “The effort is the reward” is so true! The reward isn’t a trophy that you receive during a brief moment at the very end of the day; the reward is what you are pulling out of yourself each time you play the game…the hero you are bringing to the task…the milestones you are making…the extension and forming of your character…the winner you are making and becoming…the self-respect, confidence and self-trust you gain when you know you are working & becoming…yes! I love this! xo

  24. Tammy says:

    Matt, that was awesome!! Thanks again for all you do to teach and encourage so many!!!


  25. Mila says:

    This message’s timing comes perfectly as I just got another “you’re talented, but not experienced enough” kind of rejection by a band I was auditioning for. Sometimes to me it feels useless to try… Like why even bother? They’re all saying the same things. I guess I need to step back from time to time, look at the bigger picture and remember that “effort is the reward”. Thanks for the motivation!

  26. Laurène says:

    I love it when people take something from touching moments like these.
    on the side- One of my favorite segments is the boring hero segment. Being able to recognize the beauty of the little things in our daily life is something I really admire. Just wanted to say to Matthew and Stephen(I guess Jameson has a part in it to) that you guys inspire me to become a person who is more straightforward and well-spoken. I find you both very articulate-the way you are able to express your thoughts with insight, humour and honesty is something I genuinely find remarkable and can ,in my opinion, not be praised enough.
    keep it up!

  27. Kay says:

    Thanks for this, has come at a good time for me. Been feeling frustrated that I’ve been putting in the effort to meet that special someone but it’s still eluding me. I might not have gotten (yet) the ultimate result but I am getting results and certainly feel closer then I was (and some of it has definitely been fun ;) which you can forget when it doesn’t end up quite the way you hoped). I think of a story your dad told along the lines of, you shouldn’t give up your efforts, as sometimes you’re only 3 feet away from striking gold!

    They should be very proud of themselves as they may not have won but it looks like they got to the final and gave it there all, which is a damn good achievement and probably exceeded everyone’s expectations. They can go home with their heads held high!

  28. Jill says:

    Those kids are already farther ahead then the team who won. It makes me think of my nephew playing tball and at the end everyone wins and I feel that’s a huge disservice because that’s not reality.
    Since you’re talking about effort and being a fighter is my position ready ;) oh and what did you do to your face it looks different?

  29. Erin Mendoza says:

    Yeah….soooo…does anyone else feel that Matt is the older, wiser, taller and way more handsome version of Harry Potter? Anyone?


    Teehee :{D

  30. Maria_Canada says:

    Tonight I watched We Bought a Zoo movie and was moved by the “sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage” message, made me cry and now this – I’m a mess .

    That group hug, got me ~ “I love you guys,” he said. “I’m going to love you forever. You’ve given me the most precious moment of my athletic and coaching career, and I’ve been coaching a long time. I’m getting to be an old man, I need memories like this, I need kids like this. You’re all my boys. You’re the boys of summer.”

    Great message Matt. (I’m going to get more tissue now).

  31. Nofyah Shem Tov says:

    So, maybe you’ll stop picking on Jameson so much?

    Thanks for another great reminder of What’s Important in Life.


  32. A. says:

    Were they from Cumberland, RI? I had a friend from there once. Makes the clip all the more poignant.

    This is such an important point. So important that it’s actually hard for me to break it down . I think pride is so very important. Pride and your own integrity. What you feel where there is no reward, what you do when no one is watching.

    It can take so very, very long while you’re fighting, struggling. Some sign of reward would be nice. But you can’t give up. The continual fight is what leads to reward. It’s exhausting, but good to acknowledge. I still have so much to do! But if I died tomorrow, I’d be very happy with way I’ve spent my time.

    Jameson, you find the best stuff!

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