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February 21, 2009 7:27 PM

When You Give It Your All

The only way to win and get ahead in today's world is to simply give it your all.

There's a lot of buzz around the movie The Wrestler with Mickey Rourke. What few people may not realize is that even though the outcome of professional wrestling matches are pre-determined, what goes on in the ring is very real. Don't believe me? Try jumping off the top rope of a boxing ring and landing flat on your back (not easy, not fun and not comfortable). Ric Flair was one of the best. Tonight, he was featured on CBS News as the sort of "real story" behind The Wrestler as The Oscars take over the tube this weekend.

Passion, determination, dedication can't be faked.

You can watch the full twelve-minute, unedited interview below. At close to ten minutes, the typical story-telling and back-and-forth between celebrity and journalist gives way to a very intimate moment where Flair reflects back on his 36-year career that ended in 2008. We should all feel this way about our careers - not just in terms of how it might end, but right now. If you're not loving what you're doing (and even if you are), this is what following your dreams and making it happen is all about:

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Talk about blood, sweat and tears.

By Mitch Joel