U Gotta Have Heart

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All Americans must stay strong, fearless, and wise, but mostly, we should have a heart, hope, tolerance, empathy, and lots of love.

For example, The Amazing Mets took a humoristic jab at The Dammned Yankees following a massive upset in the 1969 World Series over the Baltimore Orioles.

The key players for the Mets were very young, and there are 2 Hall-of-Famers in this video, Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan. Jerry Koosman also became a star, as did "Frank" McGraw, better known as "Tug," who was a key relief pitcher for the 1973 Mets (lost the World Series) and the 1980 Phillies (won the World Series). Tug McGraw was the father of country singer Tim McGraw. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_Zyh4atvQw

The Damned Yankees  


James Komack's high harmony makes this song stand out. But JK went on to extraordinary behind-the-camera Kudos as writer-producer:

Welcome Back, Kotter   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZzEzDkeHzI

My Favorite Martian   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7piG2V17cH8

Chico and the Man   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HWFVfpWNHM

He also directed episodes of many TV shows, including

The Dick Van Dyke Show   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbcLhFYREEI

Dr. Kildare   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cngAbboOQz8

The Monkees   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKs43dHBSWA

The Courtship of Eddie's Father Intro



Our inner nature evolves from being wholly and entirely present and understanding and accepting ourselves. Some people frequently ask me for the key to executing the direction we all get is being conscientious and disciplined from having an internal focus. This is where HEART resides, literally and figuratively. The heart is found in stillness and is seen in action.

Having a HEART is beyond simply finding our own will. Humans will propel us to do another rep or run another mile. Humans will be motivated, but it's the nature of lasting motivation that matters. Heart is that ongoing motivation. To start a diet or get into the gym. Heart is what gets us to stay there. The heart is about love, and that is what should motivate. Hate is about human will, and ultimately, humans will falter. That or it's conquered. Some fighters understandably fight with hatred. Such motivation can make a fighter feared and dominant for a while. However, that hatred also wanes as a bully becomes complacent, lazy, and beaten. Those that fight with hate drown in their river of that hatred.

Heart transforms our lives, knowing we are fighting for what we love. Empathy is what gets us to compete authentically with our true nature. Heart is when we see real sportsmanship and those competing at a level far beyond their athletic prowess. When we see those who graciously lose and do so with every effort, that is also heart. Heart is accepting failure and dealing with it. Grow from it, and try again. No one can take genuine kindness and love away from you, even in defeat.