Do you want to learn from “The Greatest”?
He was dubbed “The Greatest” Boxer of All Time…
And I agree.
When you talk about being the greatest, one name stands among all, and that is Muhammad Ali.
Muhammad Ali was involved in several historic boxing matches, among these were the first Liston fight, three fights with rival Joe Frazier…
And one with George Foreman, where he regained titles he had been stripped of seven years earlier.
His ring generalship, his savvy fighting, his footwork, floating like a butterfly, stinging like a bee,
And his fast talking, loud mouthed rants and antics all contribute to Muhammad Ali as being one of the flashiest fighters of all time.
Although Muhammad Ali’s life revolved around boxing, there are lots of Life Lessons I’ve learned from this “Legend”.
Not only about the Fighting Arts but also about Business, Success, Leadership and Life in general.
Let me share with you 11 Dazzling Quotes About Life That I’ve Learned From The Greatest Fighter Of All Time, Muhammad Ali:
1. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit.
Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” Muhammad Ali
Have you ever desired to be in the best shape ever but dread to work out?
In fact, even Muhammad Ali dread the training portion of his career.
Sure, you want to be in your best shape ever but in order for you to do that, you have to sweat it out in the gym.
You need not only exercise, you need to work out your muscles.
Hours and hours of training just to get the desired body you want.If you really want to reach your goal, then you must understand that you have to go through the process of developing yourself.
And you begin with your mind.You see, life is a mind game.
You win in your mind, you win in your body.
That’s what I believe in.
So what you need to do now is to really commit to training yourself both mentally, emotionally and physically.
Look, you want to become a Champion in life, right?
Then you must do what the Champions are doing.
Invest in yourself.
Only then can you achieve success.
2. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali
Have you taken risks before?
How did you feel about it?
Did the risk you took empowered you in some way or did it just impose fear upon you?
You see, Life is about taking risks.
Because if you are not willing to take risks, you will not be able to reach new heights.
But, you should not take risks just for the sake of taking risks.
Taking risks courageously simply means you have conducted your own research and based on these studies,
the positive results far more outweighs the negative impact.
Net-net, this simply means it is just merely taking action.
Remember, your Success Zone lies just outside of your Comfort Zone…
And the moment you step out of your Comfort Zone, you are actually stepping into your Success Zone.
3. “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Muhammad Ali
You are not here on Earth just to live by yourself.
As a Human Being, you are a Social Creature and you get positive energy from the people around you.
Have you ever felt something great within you every time you will help other people?
I have. And boy it feels great!!!!
Being of service to other people, whether carrying someones else’s things’
or just a simple smile you’ll flash to brighten someone’s day, it feels absolutely awesome.
Why is that?
Simply because, your deepest longing as a Human Being is to feel “Valued”.
The “Valued” you feel, the better you are as a person.
Whether you like it or not, as a Human Being, you feed on the positive energy from people around you.
The more positive energy you feel in your home, place of work, or your peers, the healthier you become.
The more positive energy you have, the lesser stressed you will feel.
So, starting today, commit yourself to being a rich blessing to other people.
I assure you, you will feel Awesome in the process.
4. “Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.” – Muhammad Ali
Have you experienced defeat in your life?
Can you still remember how it felt?
What ere you thinking at that time?
Life is a big Game and all of us have experienced defeat one way or the other.
I personally have experienced major defeat in my journey through life.
And as I ponder about it right now, yes it is painful at that time.
In fact, I was questioning every decision that I made leading to those times that I was defeated.
Looking back, I now realize why it had to happen.
You see, the Lord allows you to experience defeat at times so that you will be able to look deep within you.
5. “The man who has no imagination has no wings.” – Muhammad Ali
Do you still remember when yo were still a Kid?
I bet you also imagined flying up in the sky and saving the world, just like Superman.
Or flying in an airplane and looking down on the people below.
You see, imagination is key to being successful in life.
You have to learn to imagine yourself accomplishing your goals and living the life of your dreams.
As I said, you win in the Mind, you win in the Body.
Your Subconscious Mind does not know the difference between what’s real and what is being imagined.
If you consistently venture into your imagination by meditating upon your goals and dreams every morning when you wake up,
during the day and before you go to sleep at night, you will literally fuel your subconscious mind and this will increase your belief level.
6. “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” – Muhammad Ali
Have you ever believed in something so much that that something eventually manifested in your life?
Things like these happen because when you believe in something and you think about it all the time,
Your subconscious mind will push you to act upon it.
And the consistency of your action will bring about the result that you desire.
As I’ve learned from successful people,
What you Believe Determines What You Think…
What You Think Determines What You DO…
What You Do Determines Your Life…
So today, start your daily affirmations…
You have to know what you want…
Write it down…
Make visual reminders of your goals…
And let your imagination run free…
Imagine yourself accomplishing your goals…
Imagine yourself living the life of your Dreams…
Imagine yourself being a Rich blessing to Others…
Believe that you can achieve these…
Was there a time in your life that you asked,
“Why is it that other people are simply achieving their goals and I am having a difficult time to achieve mine?
These were the very questions that I asked just before writing this post.
You see, I know what I want and I am consistently taking actions that will bring me to my goals.
But there are times when I am having a hard time doing the things I need to do simply because I am asking those questions.
Did I confuse you?
I am confused myself…
Yes, I had a short bout with depression a while ago.
I wondered, “Why are people simply achieving great results while I am having a hard time achieving mine?”
I was awed by the answer to my question.
“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out, it is the pebble in your shoe..”
Such great wisdom.
You see, what wore me out is my bad habits, the doubts and fears I have in my mind.
When me and my wife talked about it, I realized that I have to detach myself from the outcome.
I am called to share my experiences and insights with you.
But, whether these insights and experiences will inspire you, it really is up to you and a power higher than myself.
“My job is to plant the seed, whether the seed will grow or not, it’s not my job anymore…”
If you feel burdened and worn out, you might also have a pebble in your shoe that you need to take out.
These are your fears and doubts.
Your old habits.
If you want to reach the top of the mountain, focus on how you can develop empowering habits
Start your day with prayer and meditation.
Read Great Books on personal development daily.
Read the Bible. This is the Greatest Book ever written on personal leadership, success and life.
And, for your own sake, stop watching TV especially the News.
These are just negative energy that you are putting in your subconscious mind.
Start your journey to personal growth and development NOW!!!
8. “The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” – Muhammad Ali
Do you want to know the One Secret to Success?
Do things consistently.
Do it on a daily basis.
If you want to become a Great Father, Love your Wife and kids by serving them DAILY.
If you want to experience more love in your life, decide to be more loving DAILY.
If you are developing yourself to become a great Marketer, do your marketing activities DAILY.
The Secret to being successful in what ever it is that you want?
Do it Consistently…
No matter what you circumstances are.
DO IT DAILY, EVERYDAY…
9. “I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.” – Muhammad Ali
You are Unique.
Do You Know That?
And you’re uniqueness has a special place in this world.
In fact, every person who has impacted this world are ordinary people just like you and me.
They just have one common denominator…
They worked hard to develop the Talents that God gave them.
Not for themselves alone…
But for their families…
And for the community.
Believe that God loves you…
Believe that Great Things are coming…
Believe that you are a rich blessing to others…
Believe that you’re meant for greatness…
And you will achieve it.
That’s the bottom line.
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