Thursday, April 30, 2009

"Shut up. Play the game"

Jerry McGuire is one of those movies I can watch again and again.

It has a great storyline, it is funny, inspiring, and has good acting. It also has some real gems of dialogs.

Who can forget Jerry shouting "Show me the the money" at the top of his voice as he tries to save his contract with Rod Tidwell. Or Jerry's wife telling him to shut up because "you had me at hello" as he tries to woo her back.

Another bit of dialog that hit me while I was watching it for umpteenth time (thank you cable) happens as Rod is complaining after another match. He's going on and on about how everything is so difficult and how hard he's playing. Jerry finally confronts him and tells him to stop complaining and just play with his heart.

"Just shut up. Play the game", he tells him.

"Shut up. Play the game. " Good advice. Stop ranting, stop moaning, stop worrying about how the world has not arranged itself to your liking. All you have is your game, all you can do is play it, and let the rest flow from there.


  1. One of my personal favorite movies, too. When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean? When dropped into boiling water, each reacts quite differently. Have a look at for the full story.

    Which food are you most like under pressure?

  2. Interesting post! But what I am *really* interested in is THE thought that was going through your head... You know, THAT thought which makes us notice new things in the old ones! :o)

    Those are the best ones...

  3. Yes, there was, and yes they are the best ones!

    But the best ones are best left alone until one is ready - really ready - to deal with them..... :)