Speeches at award shows come a dime a dozen. Being that they happen so often, when one really speaks to you, they’re a real gem. As tensions are rising here in the U.S., you will find a lot of speeches turn back to politics. For me, there’s nothing like a speech that speaks to work ethic, your passions, and that fire inside waiting to ignite. Denzel Washington’s speech at the 2017 NAACP Image Awards back in February did just that.