Video Game Quotes: Earthbound on Self Talk

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I’m the evil part of your brain. You can’t beat me. Because you are the one who forced me into being.

Ness’ Dream, Earthbound

Have you even been pursuing a dream or a passion, only to have someone shoot it down?

Do you ever listen the the voices that tell you things like:

“You’re not good enough”

“You’ll never make it – you should just give up”

“No one cares, why should you even try?”

“Who are you to do that? You are too… [young/old/late/stupid/poor/shy/etc]

These voices are not true, and to win a creative battle we must fight these voices… and win.

BONUS TIPEarthbound was originally called Mother 2 in Japan. That’s a hint, guys and girls. This weekend is Mother’s Day. Do something awesome for your mom, and if you have kids, help them do something awesome for their mom.

Check back each week for more inspiration and motivational video game quotes about life and leadership.

How Galaga Can Teach You to Overcome Fear and Embrace Your Inner Awesome

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 A special shout out to Jon Acuff- thanks for suggesting a lesson from Galaga. Jon Acuff is a New York Times Best Selling Author of four books – check out his blog and find out more at:


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