Life Isn't Easy or Fair Nothing good in life ever comes easy. While Matthew McConaughey is an amazing actor a lot of people don't really realize just how truly inspirational he is as himself, overall. I love this one. Matthew McConaughey: ( 00:00) Hey everybody. Life is not a popularity contest. Because it increases our NEED to overcome that fear. Can you hear me? But I see how my relationship with my wife maybe could use a little bit more of my attention. "Unbelievable" is the most stupid word in the dictionary. They reveal to me what did translate in my work, what came across, what was seen or what wasnt. Matthew McConaughey: (37:57) So, whether its prepping the coffee maker the night before so all you gotta do is press the button in the morning, or getting ready for the job interview early so you dont have to cram the night before, or choosing not to hook up with that married woman because you know youll feel horrible about it tomorrow (and her husband carries a gun), or paying your debts on time so when you do see that guy three rows back tonightyou dont have to hunker down in your seat hoping he dont see you. And some of you already have a job lined up, a path where todays job can become tomorrows career, but for most of you, the futures probably still pretty fuzzyyou dont have that job that directly reflects the degree you just got, and many of you dont even have a job at all. If we make it that far, then comes to biggie man, this comes the fun one. You want to ask her out or you want to ask him out, but you fear that he or she may say no. You want to ask her out but you fear she may say no. You want to ask for that promotion but youre scared your boss will think youre overstepping your bounds. And thats OK, because hey, thats how it is, this is the reality you facethe world we live inAnd while Im not here to discourage you or in any way belittle your accomplishments of which we celebrate tonightI am here to talk brass tacks, to skip the flattery and the attaboys because I DO know this. He had picked up a habit snortin the white stuff somewhere along the line and at one particular party after a bathroom break, Larry went confidently up to his mentor Daryl and he started telling Coach a story. Other peoples flaws and limitations. Ask how it works for you, how it applies to you personally, why you need it in your life, specifically. Matthew McConaughey: (29:49) We can dissect ourselves into self loathing if were not carefuland I find that most of the times our obsession with what is wrong just breeds more wrong and more failure. Number one, and this should come up on the jumbotron, lifes not easy. Money. Life's not fair. Matthew McConaughey gave this commencement speech at the University of Houston 0 seconds of 2 minutes,. Its really simple and it works. They reveal to me what did translate in my work, what came across, what was seen, or what wasnt. Turn the page, get off the ride. Matthew McConaughey: (36:51) There, in my path. McConaughey said: "Joy is always in process, it's always under construction." He spoke of how he was previously judging his success on metrics that he thought were important to him, like the number of academy awards he won, or the amount of money his films grossed. We can see the beautiful world around us. Its a constant. I thought about what you would want, I thought about what you might need. It hit me. At that moment, for the first time on this trip, I had stopped anticipating what was around the corner, stopped thinking about what was coming up next and what was up ahead. We welcome outside contributions. When we do this, the race is never over. For the first time I stopped thinking about what was coming up next. Speech-to-Text live streaming for live captions, powered by the worlds leading speech recognition API. They come in the form of regret, guilt and remorse. You know that group of friends you hang out with that really dont bring out your best? Extend your content reach and maximize your engagement rates. Because we arent thinking of the finish line. I even got rid of that. THESE ARE CRUMBS! I got rid of my lucky and faithful American cat. You hear me okay. Schedule it. My other brother was in HS in the early 1980s, and by this time the GED wasnt enough to guarantee employment, you needed a college degree, and if you got one, you had a pretty good chance of getting the kind of job you wanted after you graduated. Matthew McConaughey: (14:24) Matthew McConaughey's 2015 University of Houston Commencement Speech October 28, 2020 In Speech 32 Mins Read By Lanre Dahunsi Texas native Matthew McConaughey, an Academy Award-winning actor, delivered a very inspiring and thought-provoking commencement speech to the 2015 graduating students of the University of Houston at TDECU Stadium on . Number four. Someones asking, why did I pick 13? Im in south of New Orleans a few years ago, and I went to a voodoo shop. Residuals. [00:00:09] Plaza Class Thousand 2015. In FILM AND TV 2 Tags MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, ACTOR, BEST ACTOR, OSCARS, FIRST BUYERS CLUB, ACADEMY AWARDS, TRANSCRIPT. In my business, we call it mailbox money. Grappling with the demons on this night, I couldnt sleep. Stuck on the merry-go-round of a bad habit? Its a get rich quick on the internet, 15 minutes of fame world we live in. He was embarrassed as much because he felt so disrespectful to coach Royal and as much because hed obviously gotten too comfortable with the drug to even hide it as well as he should. A lot of people looked up to him. These are FAITH based OBLIGATIONS that we make on our own. So acknowledge the acts of greatness as real and do not be naive about mankinds capacity for evil nor be in denial of our own shortcomings. If you all remember him, he won the National Championship in 69, he won a couple of National Championships. One of the people that looked up to him was a musician named Larry. Theyre adventures, one, but theyre also a purge. He purged his sins to Coach. Right? NFL playoffs. I took every moniker that gave me pride and confidence, all the window dressings, the packaging around the product, I discard them all. Look, the first step that leads to our identity in life is usually not, I know who I am. Congratulations class of 2015. Its on you. Because that is how it hits. 13. !meaning you are light in Spanish. Many of them I'm still practicing, but all of them I do believe are true. My gut was still a bit piqued from last nights purge but I curiously felt pretty good. And yes, most things are more rewarding when you break a sweat to get em. Because you just eliminated the whos, the wheres, the whats and the when that were keeping you from your identity. Life's not easy It's true. We know the market for college graduates is more competitive now than ever. They really arent going to be there for you in a pinch. The director, Richard Linklater, kept inviting me back to set each night, putting me in more scenes which led to more lines all of which I happily said YES to. Now, your answer may change over time and thats fine. Nothing that we Homo sapien earthlings do is unbelievable. The sudden fame that I just gotten was somewhat unbalancing. Success isn't about gaining money and fame so that you can gain respect from your peers. Matthew McConaughey Oscar Award Speech Text Audio Video . We try our best. OK, I got nothing against money. I dont get them and I never did. In an emotional speech at the White House on Tuesday, actor Matthew McConaughey called for new gun regulations in the wake of last month's mass shooting in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas, and urged . Do yourself a favor. Matthew McConaughey gave a hilariously over-the-top speech to Texas football. So first, we have to define success for ourselves. Frank Reich and the Bills come back to win 4138 in overtime for one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history. When do we write in our diary? In a highly personal 22-minute speech, McConaughey exhorted a gridlocked Congress to pass gun reforms that can save lives without infringing on Second Amendment rights. Its not a response to some result. It means you have more knowledge in a specific subject, vocation. Got my college degree in 1993. Getting the funk. TAKE THE LID OFF THE MAN MADE ROOFS WE PUT ABOVE OURSELVES AND ALWAYS PLAY LIKE AN UNDERDOG. Unbelievable? It is just as important where we are not as it is where we are. I hate that line going down the front of my jeans. You guys and girls, and young men and women are the reason Im here. I let go of the guilt. Matthew McConaughey is an Academy Award-winning actor and 2014 TIME 100 honoree. Here's my take on Matthew McConaughey's 5 Rules to Live By. Maybe its a happy marriage. on 2014 Academy Awards Release Date. Theres no way around it. The Academy award winner attended the University of Houston graduation tonight to deliver his $135,000 speech. September 4, 2016 8:48 pm ET. There we go. How it applies to you personally. Why? I was lonely, disgusted with my company, mine. Congratulations class of 2015. Happiness is hard to obtain due to our own standards of perfection and changing the goal posts whenever we get close to what we wanted. Its not a choice, not a response to some result, it is a constant. And all I can see is whats in front of me.. The crumbs Im talking about are the choice we make that make us have to look over our shoulder in the future. McConaughey here. Prioritize who you are, who you want to be, and dont spend time with anything that antagonizes your character. Did I want to stand at a podium and read you your rights? Knowing who we ARE is hard. Ive never have my jeans pressed again. Id already hiked 80 miles to this point, and I had a three day trek ahead of me to Machu Picchu. Matthew McConaughey: (20:29) See, Joy is always in process. Dont leave crumbs and the beauty of delayed gratification. Matthew McConaughey: ( 00:01) Can you hear me? Maybe its a healthy family. Easily integrate Rev using our robust APIs to start building your product quickly. I think its all around us. Defining ourselves by what we are NOT is the first step that leads us to really KNOWING WHO WE ARE. It tastes sweet today but it will give you cavities tomorrow. You know that group of friends that you hang out with that really might not bring out the best in you? Life is not easy. He's a professor at the University of Texas in his hometown of Austin, where he also serves up 'Minister of Culture' duties for the UT Athletic Department and the Austin FC Soccer . Don't get me wrong, I'm a big McConaughey fan. Or some cops who got a disturbing the peace call at 2:30 in the morning because you were playing bongos in your birthday suit. Youve just completed your scholastic educational curriculum in lifethe one you started when you were 5 years old up until now and your future, your days to come, may be no more clear than it was 5 years agoyou dont have all the answersand its scary. The best I can tell, we just got to feed that good one a little more than the other one. These are whats important to me in my life right now. Yeah, the Bills won, but they didnt really beat the Oilers. It may be spectacular, phenomenal, most excellent and outstanding but unbelievable? Its because we have created a fictitious ceiling, a roof, to our expectations of ourselves, a limitwhere we think its all too good to be true. He had number one hits and his life was rolling. In the job market? Teachers, mentors, the government and laws, they all give us guidelines for which to navigate this life. - Matthew McConaughey. A blue ribbon, a statue, a score, a great idea, the love of our life, a euphoric bliss. Under Title 17 U.S.C. Actor Matthew McConaughey made an impassioned speech at the White House reflecting on the mass shooting that occurred in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas. Ever felt that way. 20. And thats the place where what we want is also just what we need. He's a movie star and not a professional speaker. Who are we to think we dont deserve or havent earned these gifts when we get them? This is the reality that many of you are facing. Its hard. I think it was 150 grand. So please think of these as signposts, approaches paradigms, that give some science to satisfaction. All right. Because I want to keep ALL 5 in healthy shape, and I know that if I DONT take care of them, if I dont keep up maintenance on them, ONE of them is going to get weak, dip too deep into the debit section, go bankrupt, get sick die even. So we shouldnt be surprised. 13. Today, I'm talking to another one, Matthew McConaughey. Number five. For instance, sometimes say my careers rolling. Do not fall into the entitlement trap of feeling you are a victim, you are not. And we all know what can happen when we do that. I went to a voodoo shop south of New Orleans a few years backthey had vials of magic potions stacked in columns with headings above each defining what they would give youFertility, Health, Family, Legal Help, Energy, Forgiveness, Money. The maid. man flies a suicide jet into the World Trade Center, millions die from diseases that we have cures for, Bob the builder swears hell have your house built by Thanksgiving and you cant move in til Christmas, THE NEXT YEAR Our best friend lies to us, and WE, lie to our self, all the timeunbelievable? Matthew McConaughey gave an impassioned and emotional speech at the White House on Tuesday calling for "responsible gun ownership" in the wake of the school shooting at Robb Elementary two weeks . It is not. Number eight. Or paying your debts on time so that when you do see that guy three rows back tonight, you dont have to hunker down in your seat hoping that he dont see you. I mean, I try to scare myself at least once a day. These are the choices Im talking about. One was in high school in the early 1970sa time when a high school GED got you a job and college degree was exemplary. I mean hell yeah, give me more scenes, I love this!! Convert your audio or video into 99% accurate text by a professional. Matthew McConaughey: (02:11) I was no longer in a rush to get anywhere. Matthew McConaughey: (34:57) But back then making my first film, getting invited back to the set, cashing that check and having a ball, I wanted more screen time. Its an if, then cause and effect, quid pro quo standard that we cannot sustain, because we immediately raise it every time we attain it. Well, those people, those places, those things, stop giving them your time and energy. I've had plenty experience with grief. And when we do this, the race is never over, the journey has no port. He needed a college degree. Mom and dad, since we were young, they teach us things as children. Life's not easy. I know thats what I want to live. And my anxieties were greatly eased. Its on you. 7. 2. It's great to. Then you got to make amends. I like to see whether or not Im in the debit section or the credit section with each one. Matthew McConaughey: (19:46) It is result reliant. We got commitments, we got deadlines, fix this, do that, plans, expectations, and they all make it hard to get clarity and peace of mind. When were depressed. By Brian Bennett. Dolby Theater, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA [AUTHENTICITY CERTIFIED: Text version below transcribed directly from audio] Thank you. Or how about that food we keep eating? See, happiness demands a certain outcome. They gossip too much or theyre kind of shady. To actually take it into our daily lives and practice it. Matthew McConaughey: (27:18) We do our best when our destinations are beyond the measurement, when our reach continually exceeds our grasp, and when we have immortal finish lines. Matthew McConaughey: (11:05) I've had my heart broken. You. So first, we have to DEFINE success for ourselves, then we have to put in the work to MAINTAIN ittake our daily tally, tend our garden, keep the things that are important to us in good shape. I was lonelydisgusted with the company I was keeping: MY OWNand doing a pretty good job of mentally beating the shit out of myself. I was anticipating next. Dont try to make it that way. Now, at that moment for the first time in this trip, I had stopped anticipating what was around the corner. Theyre a cleanse for me, theyre like a 21-day fast from attention, from all the things I have in my well-appointed life. Matthew McConaughey: (19:06) I wanted to be in the scene longer and more and come back into the scene. Richard Stephen Dreyfuss (/ d r a f s /; born Dreyfus; October 29, 1947) is an American actor. 21. We write our book. Dont drink the Kool-Aid. Yes, it is. You know what Im talking about? Life is not easy. I discarded my lucky and faithful American cap, stripped off my talismans from adventures past. Theyre a check-out so I can check-in with me. The commencement speech is available for everyone to view for free in the public domain of YouTube. That line. Dont get all macho and act like theyre no big deal, and dont get paralyzed by denying they exist and therefore abandoning your need to overcome them. Thirteens never done me wrong. Believe it. Hell, I try to scare myself at least once a day. You dont have the answers and is probably pretty damn scary. If I win, I will be happy. Even when it means having more, be discerning, choose it, because you WANT it, DO IT because you WANT to. Coach listened as he always had and when Larry finished his story and was about to walk away, Coach Royal put a gentle hand on his shoulder and very discreetly said, Larry, you got something on your nose there bud. Larry immediately hurried to the bathroom mirror where he saw some white powder he hadnt cleaned off his nose. Other peoples flaws and limitations. And you dont have that job that directly reflects the degree you just got. Again, these are not societal laws and expectations that we acknowledge and endow for anyone other than ourselves. The entitlement trap of feeling like you're a victim. Why? Its a get rich quick on the internet, rich as 15 minutes of fame world that we live in, and we see it every day. The crumbs Im talking about are the choices that we make that make us have to look over our shoulder in the future. A RESTful API to access Revs workforce of fast, high quality transcriptionists and captioners. Now, check this out. 13 min read Actor Matthew McConaughey delivered an emotional address at the White House where he shared details about the schoolaged victims of the Uvalde shooting. That college degree? Lost the mental edge the entire second half and voila, they lost. There is an interesting article on time . You know these No Fear t-shirts? First, I believe weve got to put ourselves in the place to receive the truth. Money is king today, is what makes the world go round. Matthew McConaughey: (12:43) We live in an extremely noisy world with all kinds of frequencies coming at us. What I have never heard him described as is an inspirational speaker or a spiritual teacher. But there ain't no denying that he's a bit weird. University of Houston 2015 Commencement Speech. NOTHING we do is unbelievable. Now, personally as an actor, I started enjoying my work and literally being more happy when I stopped trying to make the daily labor a means to a certain end. Well, a few years ago I was watching the film again and I noticed two scenes that I really shouldnt have been in. The weight that was on my shoulders was lifted, my penance was paid. I stayed awhile, and somewhere in my captivation, I heard this little voice inside my head say these words, All I want is what I can see, and what I can see, is in front of me.. I never thought about if I really wanted it. Translated on-screen subtitles for videos. Did I want to come up here and just share some really funny stories? I gotta pick up the slack on being a better husband, get that one out of the red. AND ITS NOT OUR RIGHT TO SAY OR BELIEVE IT IS. You know what Im talking about, fumbling at the goal line, stuck a foot in your mouth once you got to the microphone, had a brain freeze on the exam that you were totally prepared for. Number seven. Should never come out of our mouths. Well, architecture is a verb as well. So I stripped down to nothing. Get a weekly digest of the weeks most important transcripts in your inbox. On January 7, 2016 Matthew McConaughey gave a classic motivational speech at the University of Houston. It was just weird. Now, out of respect for you and your efforts in getting your degree, I thought long and hard about what I could share with you tonight. We obsess on them. A couple weeks ago, I interviewed one rumored contender for Texas Governor, Beto O'Rourke. I hate that line. No, we can learn from them too, but only if we look at them constructively. By Evan Vucci/AP Photo. Thank you for having me. Matthew McConaughey. Number 10. They are your secrets with yourself, your own private counsel, personal protocols. First, let me say that this is Matthew McConaughey. Joy is not a choice. Its because we have created a fictitious ceiling, a roof, to our expectations of ourselves. After a number of supporting roles, his first success as a leading man came in the legal drama A Time to Kill (1996). So, how do we know when we cross the truth? We dont always grasp it, hear it, access it. I have. He's a celebrity brought in to give an . I got nothing against money. Now, Im not here to be a downer on that. I dressed, made some tea and I went for [inaudible 00:40:51] destination Machu Picchu but rather to nowhere in particular. Im telling her look, this lady, she cleans the place up after I go to work. See, JOY is always in process, under constructionits in the constant approach, alive and well in the DOING of what we are fashioned to do and enJOYing doing it. Eliminate who you are NOT first, and youll find yourself where you need to be. A sugar donut or some oatmeal? But do yourself this favor. Matthew McConaughey: (28:12) You see, I crossed a truth that morning. To say, What an unbelievable play! It was an unbelievable book, film, act of couragereally? 1:03. Matthew McConaughey: (01:20) Time slowed down. Matthew McConaughey: (11:59) These are faith-based obligations that we make on our own. I mean, hell yeah, give me more scenes. Take that daily tally. The late and great University of Texas football coach Daryl Royal was a friend of mine and a good friend to many. I recently came across a video showcasing a speech he had . Matthew McConaughey: (45:40) Three lines, three days work, in a film called Dazed and Confused. I was present, I was out of my own way. Or maybe youve had that feeling of, oh my god, life just cannot get any better than this moment. Eliminate who you are not, first, and youre going to find yourself where you need to be. We give thanks for these things and that gratitude, reciprocates, creating more to be thankful for. Your investment. And dont get paralyzed by denying that they exist and therefore abandoning your need overcome them. Time slowed down. I need the respect of my peers. So here we go. Do not fall into the trap. The approach is the destination and were never finished. I dont think so.. Again, it just happened, and it happens everyday , NOTHING we homosapien earthlings do is unbelievableone thing you can depend on people beingis people. McConaughey, the youngest of three sons born to an oil pipeline supplier and a teacher, was raised in Longview, Texas. And there in the middle of the road was was this mirage in the most magnificent pinks and blues and red colors that Id ever seen. I mean, Im having a blast. McConaughey delivered a passionate 20-minute speech, after meeting with President Joe Biden, at the podium of the White House press briefing room while wearing a black suit with a Texas pin. We so often focus on our FAILURES. And, boy, was I shocked. I was embracing only what was in front of my eyes and giving everything that justice that it deserved. I was asking myself, whats the reality in this and whats the bullshit? Coach Royal listened, as he always had. And get it from our intellectual head, thinking about it and into our bones and our soul and our instinct. So while were here, lets make it a place where we break a sweat, where we believe, where we enjoy the process of succeeding in the places and ways we are fashioned to. My face was everywhere, everyone wanted a piece of me, people Id never met were swearing they loved meeverywhere I went, there I was, on a billboard, a magazine cover. So what do we do? To say, what an unbelievable play. As McConaughey read from his prepared remarks, he spoke to the nation not as a slick Hollywood actor but as a father, a man of God, a gun owner, a Texan a native son of Uvalde and, most . Life is not easy. I promise you, the too many options will make a tyrant of us all. So, Ive got a friend over one Friday night and were having a good time and Im telling her about how happy I am with my set up . Now, a few hours later, I woke on this 13th morning to a rising sun, surprisingly, fresh and energized. You didnt pay that guy back the money you owed him and tonight you just saw him sitting 3 rows behind youshitYou slept around on your spouse and you just found out that tomorrow, she and the lady youre having an affair with, are going to be at the same PTA meetingshit again You drank too much last night and youre too hungover to drive your son to his 8 a.m. Saturday morning baseball practice. Well, instead of denying these fears, declare them, say them out loud, admit them, give them the credit they deserve. Because you just eliminated the whos, the wheres, the whats and the whens that were keeping you from your identity. Hopefully, were both going to be happy on both accounts. This may cut a little close to the bone since the geography, but I think we all were there and we will all remember where we were. We have to have them. Why? Im not talking about those obligations. And when you lay down on that pillow at night, no matter whos in your bed, we all sleep alone. Matthew McConaughey: (08:00) You, customize your future. Quotes from Matthew McConaughey's speech "If happiness is what you're after, then you are going to be let down frequently and be unhappy much of your time. I think it found me. From that morning on, the adventure was awesome. I needed to free myself from them Who was I? He was ashamed. We just dont always see it. A happy marriage? I have. And since we are the architects of our own lives, lets study the habits, the practices, the routines that we have that lead to and feed our success, our joy, our honest pain, our laughter, our earn tears. Because their displeasure actually uncovers and makes more apparent what I do, do well, what I am successful at, and then I dissect that. My other brother, Pat, was in high school in the early 80s. But if we stay in process, within ourselves, in the joy of the doing, we will never choke at the finish line. Who are we to think that we dont deserve or havent earned these gifts when we get them? Matthew McConaughey: (38:58) 2023 TIME USA, LLC. He was embarrassed. I saw them everywhere. Read the transcript of his speech here. Its just as important where we are not as it is where we are. What was this all about? Life is a verb. Whats my hill? Matthew McConaughey - This Is Why You're Not Happy | One Of The Most Eye Opening Speeches Absolute Motivation 1.39M subscribers Subscribe 214K 15M views 4 years ago If you enjoyed this video. Matthew McConaughey: (39:59) In 1996, right after I got famous from a film called A Time to Kill, I headed out on one of these 21-day walkaboutsthis time to the jungles and mountains of Peru. Schedule that time to be in a place to receive the truth. Trust me, too many options. Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey gave an unexpected Fourth of July speech, in which he described America as "going through puberty." Sat, Dec 31, 2022 LOGIN Subscribe for $1 Thank you for having me. So give yourself a break. I mean, I think the answer, its always right there, right there. The house came with a maid. Even when it means having more, be discerning. And he gave a speech that was vintage McConaughey, full of tangents and folksiness. Matthew McConaughey helped make graduation a little extra special for the 2020 class at the Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management by stepping in to deliver a virtual commencement speech . The adventure never ends because we are always on our way. Matthew McConaughey: (04:10) Now, Im not saying be in denial of your failures. 1. Can you hear me? It was not a voucher. So if we get that far, weve received it, we personalize it and weve internalized it. The the late great University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal. It is in constant approach. Matthew McConaughey: (40:56) So Im going to talk to you about some things Ive learned in my journey. Is it up there. Matthew McConaughey: (25:08) Using his star power and eloquent speechwriting and delivery skills to advocate for societal change is not new for McConaughey. Matthew McConaughey: (16:57) It was spectacular. "The people who are really good at what they do do simple things really, really well.". All right. These are not the lowered insurance rates for a good driving record. For me, that initiation period usually last about 13 days, 13 hellish days until Im out of my own way. I believe the truth is all around us, all the time. 3:11. You ever choked? Make voluntary obligations. My face was everywhere. Matthew McConaughey, in full Matthew David McConaughey, (born November 4, 1969, Uvalde, Texas, U.S.), American actor whose virile good looks and Southern charm established him as a romantic leading man, a status that belied an equal ability to evince flawed, unpleasant characters. Is it more money? And you know what can happen when we do THATsometimes we dont like what we see. Solets flip the script. Unbelievable is the stupidest word in the dictionary. You know what that is? (It aint the monkeys Im worried about, its you and me.). Moreover, we must be satisfied in life. I hate that line. Be brave, take the hill but first, answer the question, What is my hill?. But what is it worth? I have. Return on Investment. What success is to you? But back then, making my first film, getting invited back to set, cashing that check and having a ball, I WANTED more screen time, I WANTED to be in the scene longer and more, and come back into the scene right? Its not all right. So, Im going to talk to you about some things Ive learned along my journeymost from experience, some I heard in passing, many Im still practicing, but ALL of them, true. "To make the loss of these lives matter," Matthew McConaughey said as he began an impassioned 20-minute speech about gun reform during Tuesday's White . Voluntarily keeping our own counsel because we want to. After thanking the Academy, the other nominees, and his fellow cast and crew, the lead of "Dallas Buyers Club" said, to scattered applause: Just dont go there. And after that, the whole trip is really fun and smooth sailing. 6. To make it an active part of who we are and live it. Humility is not vogue anymore. And I know that if I dont take care of them, if I dont keep up maintenance on them, one of them is going to get weak, man. McConaughey says he defines himself by five things: fatherhood, being a good husband, health, career and friendships. Congratulations. published May 16, 2015 Matthew McConaughey stopped by University of Houston yesterday to deliver a commencement address to the university's graduating class. If I dont, I wont. If you like your jeans pressed. I kind of looked up at her, my jaw caught hanging open. What happens when we get that feeling? And we lie to ourselves all the time. [inaudible 00:07:00]. We live in an extremely noisy world with all kinds of frequencies coming at uscommitments, deadlines, fix this, do that, plans, expectationsand they all make it hard to get clarity and peace of mind. Especially, the maid. Matthew McConaughey: (32:59) I dont know. Get some ROI. Say your obstacle is fear of rejection. Am I in the red or in the black with each of them? The sudden fame Id just gotten was somewhat unbalancing. 1992, I got my first job as an actor. To be spiritually sound? Matthew McConaughey: (18:00) I was nervous before I got here to speak tonight. I should have exited screen left and never come back. 22. The time it takes to disconnect from the world that we just left and become completely present in the one we are traveling in. So give your obstacles credit and you will, one, find the courage to overcome them. You hear me? You know those No Fear T-shirts that were out. An amount of time that it takes for the place to INITIATE the traveler. She even presses my jeans. Do not fall into the trap, the entitlement trap of feeling like youre a victim. Tee yourself up. And I was full on sick of myself. Think of these as signposts, approaches, paradigms, that give some science to satisfaction. A speech by Matthew McConaughey shows us that we can always find those things that make us positive if we focus on the journey and stop searching for things that we constantly change. Money is SUCCESS, the more we have, the more successful we are, right? 5. Bo Jackson, what he do? But we dont always see it, grasp it, hear it, access itbecause were not in the right place to. There was no way around it: The jungle floor in front of me was actually THOUSANDS OF BUTTERFLIES. Matthew McConaughey has lived a life of great success, a life many would dream about living. Don't try to make it that way. This Matthew McConaughey Speech on Happiness just Blew me Away. Or say my spiritual health could use some maintenance (red) but hey, my friendships and social life are in high gear (black) I gotta recalibrate, checks and balances, go to church, remember to say thank you more often. And when you do, you get stronger, you get more aware, you get more respectful of yourself, and that which you fear. Turn that page. The sooner that we become less impressed with our life, with our accomplishments, with our career, with whatever that prospect is in front of us, the sooner we become less impressed and more involved with that and these things, the sooner we get a whole lot better at doing it. You see, I forgave myself that morning. I got to pick up the slack on being a better husband. And that college degree in 93 did not mean much. See how Im doing. The film I was on was Boys on the Side and we were shooting in Tucson, Arizona. Be brave. But whats it worth in the job market out there today? I stared. It s not a choice, not a response to some . Usually when were depressed. When do we write in our diary? Best Actor Acceptance Speech, Oscars 2014 Lyrics. The first step that leads to our identity in life is usually NOT I know who I am, but rather I know who I AM NOT. Process of elimination. I took off every moniker that gave me pride and confidence, all the window dressings, the packaging around my product (heart). You didnt pay that guy back the money that you owed him and tonight you just saw him three rows behind you. Frank Reich and the Bills come back to win 41-38 in overtime for one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history. All right. Make the choices, the purchase TODAY that PAYS you back TOMORROW. Get over it and get on with it. Happiness is an emotional response to an outcome. We make friends with ourselves. And by the end of the shoot those 3 lines had turned into over 3 weeks work and it was Woodersons 70 Chevelle we went to get Aerosmith tickets in. Bad ass. The first step is usually, I know who I am not. Well, the next day Larry went to coachs house, rang the doorbell, Coach answered and he said, Coach, I need to talk to you. Daryl said, sure, cmon in.. It may be spectacular, it may be phenomenal, most excellent or outstanding. Most from experience; some of them I heard in passing. Say your obstacle is fear of rejection. These are whats important to me in my life. "Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action." ~ Benjamin Disraeli. Joy, though, is something else. These were all questions I was asking myself. So I asked the question, what does your college degree mean? My best friend, the one that were all stuck with anyway, ourselves. Matthew McConaughey Quotes on Passions, Emotions, and Career. The time it takes to disconnect from the world we left, and become completely present in the one we are traveling inFor me, that initiation period usually last about thirteen days. Read the full transcript right here on Rev.com. And towards the end of an hour, Larry who was in tears, he asked coach, he said, Coach, what do you think I should do? Coach, being a man of few words just looked at him and calmly said, Larry, I have never had any trouble turning the page in the book of my life. Larry got sober that day, and hes been sober for the last 40 years. I was naked. Me, I graduated HS in 1988, got my college degree in 93. And, that is what student needs to learn and understand before coming to the real world after leaving the academic institution. Add Matthew McConaughey to the growing list of celebrity commencement speakers. I asked myself. Im not worried about the monkeys. We know the market for college graduates is more competitive now than ever. We realize that the moment just got bigger than us. Matthew McConaughey: (26:36) One was a musician named Larry. Now at this time in his life Larry was in the prime of his country music career, had #1 hits and his life was rollin. Question we have to ask ourselves is, what success is to us, what success is to YOU. Well in 1996, right after I got famous from the film I did call the time to kill, I headed out on one of these 21-day walkabout, and this time to the jungles in the mountains of Peru. She says, Well, thats great, Matthew. And at one particular party after a bathroom break, Larry went confidently up to his mentor Darrell, and he started telling him a story. You ever get in a rut? Except yourself. Because we arent thinking of the finish line, were not looking at the clock, were not watching ourselves on the Jumbotron performing the very act we are in the middle of. The journey has no port. Joy, though, joy is a different thing. What do we gossip about? Now did I find it? It just happened, you witnessed it, you just did it, believe it. Its too passive. My first maid. Bob the Builder swears that hes going to have your house built by Thanksgiving and you cant move in until Christmas the next year. Alright. Guess which column was empty? So the question that we got to ask ourselves is what success is to us? You are the author of the book of your life. All reasonable aspirations but truth is, as soon as the WORK, the MAKING of the movie, the DOING of the deed became the reward in itselfI got more box-office, more accolades and respect than Id ever had before. Soaked in sweat, I threw up until there was no bile left in my belly, and finally passed out from exhaustion. Joy, though, is something else. I even discarded my late fathers gold ring with an M on it that he gave to me. Matthew McConaughey is seen out in London for the first time after impassioned speech about gun control at the White House 13/06/22 02:16 The 52-year-old actor was seen out and about on a solo . You see, happiness demands a certain outcome, it is result reliant. Because I put myself in a place to be found. Don't try to make it that way. Get that one out of the red. Now, if we hear it, if it becomes clear, a truth that is natural and infinite, then the second part comes. Personally, Ive read a whole lot of my bad reviews. It was Wooderson since 1970 Chevelle that we went to go get Aerosmith tickets in. And if we get that far. But I shouldnt have been there. Yeah, the Bills won, but they didnt really beat the Oilers. I was nervous before I got here to speak tonight. The local Sherpas I was traveling with even noticed, calling out to me, sois luz Mateo, sois luz!! Again, these are not societal laws and expectations that we acknowledge and endow for anyone other than ourselves. Well, it was the night of the twelfth day of my 21-day trip. I stuttered a moment. In fact, 13 has been a pretty lucky number for me, lemme tell you how: Ive always taken these 21 day trips by myself to far off places where I usually dont know the language and nobody knows my name. Its simple, and it works. January 3, 1993. Here he shares his greatest life lessons in one of the best commencement speeches ever, at the University of Houston. Unbelievable is the stupidest word in the dictionary. An if-then, cause and effect, quid pro quo standard that we cannot sustain because we immediately raise it every time we attain it. Now, theres always an initiation period with these trips. And when Larry finished his story and was about to walk away, Coach Royal put his gentle hand on his shoulder and he very discreetly said, Hey, Larry, you got something on your nose there, bud. Larry immediately hurried to the bathroom mirror where he saw some of the white powder that he hadnt cleaned up his nose. What was up ahead. Instead of creating outcomes that take from us, lets create more outcomes that pay us back, fill us up, keep your fire lit, turn you on for the most amount of time in your future. Matthew McConaughey: (25:58) Also, we should be grateful for the eyes. Im not talking about those obligations. As the saying goes, take what you like, leave the rest. Matthew McConaughey's wife Camila recently shared an adorable photo of their son from when they celebrated his 10th birthday.. I check in with them. What I NEED to say Hopefully, well both be happy on both accounts And as the saying goes, take what you like, leave the rest. I thought about what you might NEED. Well, the next day, Larry went to coachs house. Now, that may be prayer, that may be meditation, that may be a walk about, that may be being in the right company, a road trip, whatever it is for you, schedule that time. Find the courage to overcome them or see clearly that they are not really worth prevailing over. It's about earning the respect of your peers through your work and by having integrity. Lets admit it. Matthew McConaughey makes emotional plea for gun reform at White House: 'A non-partisan issue' Actor and Uvalde native speaks at the White House press briefing following the Texas school shooting. In 1995, I got my first big paycheck as an actor. Try Rev and save time transcribing, captioning, and subtitling. Wooderson shouldnt have been there. Why? Teachers, mentors, the government and laws all give us guidelines to navigate life, rules to abide by in the name of accountability. Create a better, more engaging experience for every student. Now, when Wooderson leaves, Wooderson is gone. For me, its a measurement of five thingsfatherhood, being a good husband, health, career, friendships. He just likes those high school girls cus he gets older and they stay the same age.. Im telling her, she cleans the place after I go to work, washes my clothes, the dishes, puts fresh water by my bed, leaves me cooked meals sometimes, and SHE EVEN PRESSES MY JEANS! My friend, she smiles at me, happy for my genuine excitement over this luxury service Im getting, and she says, Wellthats greatif you like your jeans pressed., I kind of looked at her, kind of stuttered without saying anything, you know, that dumb ass look you can get, and it hit me. Most from experience, some of them I heard in passing, many of them Im still practicing, but all of them I do believe are true. Okay. It was awesome. Turn the page. Thank you. As a means to reveal what we are good at, what we can get better at, what we do succeed at. I never thought about not liking that starched line down the front of my jeans because Ive never had a maid iron my jeans before. It was just weird, overall. And this was a time when a high school GED got you a job, and the college degree was exemplary. Come on. Along a muddy path on this walk, I turned a corner and there in the middle of the road was a mirage of the most magnificent pinks and blues and red colors I had ever seen. Along a muddy path on this walk, I turned a corner. Matthew McConaughey is an Academy Award-winning actor and 2014 TIME 100 honoree. But unbelievable? Matthew McConaughey: (44:34) If we make it that far, then comes THE BIGGIE . And yes, most things are more rewarding when you break a sweat to get them back. When we humans under perform or act OUT of character? And the headings above each potion defining what they would give you were things like fertility, health, family, legal help, energy, forgiveness, money. Packing for my continued journey [inaudible 00:42:30]. Defining ourselves by what we are not is the first step that leads us to really knowing who we are. The sooner we become LESS IMPRESSEDwith our life, our accomplishments, our career, the prospect in front of us. You ever felt that way? I mean, I Id even subscribe to believe that were all destined to have to do the thing that we fear the most anyway, at some point. Well, I did NOT want it there. A blue ribbon, a statue, a score, a great idea, the love of our life, a euphoric bliss. My point is, I should NOT have been in THAT scene, I should have exited screen left and never come back. Fact. For instance, sometimes my career is rolling (in the black) but I see how my relationship with my wife could use a little more attention. Thirteen hellish days until Im out of my own way. Matthew McConaughey: (09:08) Writers Guild of America - 2017 . Lets admit it, we all got two wolves in us, a good one and a bad one, you know what Im talking aboutand they BOTH wanna eat We just gotta feed that good wolf a little more than the other one. And when you do this, when you do put them down, when you quit go in there and you quit giving them your time, you inadvertently find yourself spending more time and in more places that are healthy for you, that bring you more joy. It is more realistic than ideal. Now, a lot of people looked up to this man. Well, I think the truth is all around us all the time. Lets admit it, money is king today, makes the world go round. And its not our right to say or believe it is. Whatever your answer is, dont choose anything that will jeopardize your soul. "The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others." ~ Aesop. The greatest snipers and marksmen in the world, they dont aim at the target. Take the lid off the man made roofs that we put above ourselves and always play like an underdog. 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