A Lesson from The Greatest – 2 Minute Read

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Last night I was watching some old boxing highlights of Muhammed Ali.  Ali to me is one of the most influential people to walk this planet.  I’ve always admired him for what he did inside the ring, as well his fight for social justice outside of it. I remember the first time I heard the story of how he began calling himself “The Greatest”, and it inspired me even more. Following his defeat over Sonny Liston in 1964, Ali was quoted saying, “I was indeed scared of Liston. I had to convince myself I was ‘The Greatest’ before I could convince the world.”

The reason why that quote shocked me, is because even the self-proclaimed “Greatest” had trouble believing in himself.  It made me realize even more that sometimes over the course of my life, I may be my biggest critic and my only real opponent.

The first step in your dreams coming to fruition is believing in yourself.   Every morning I wake up, I speak my day, my goals, and my dreams in existence.  I want to encourage you to believe in yourself, even if you feel as if the world is against you.  You are more than capable in making your dreams come true.  Throughout your day continue to believe in yourself, and some day just like Ali you too will shake up the world.

 

P.S. Here’s the Quote of the Day

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  1. Forrest Pasky
    12/19/2017

    Impressive line and insight in bold.
    “I was indeed scared of Liston. I had to convince myself I was ‘The Greatest’ before I could convince the world.”
    It shows that even in one of the most confident people I have ever grown up with observing, going on to such achievements starts first with overcoming any inner doubt.

    1. Marcus Hackney
      12/19/2017

      So true !

  2. JRobin Whitley
    12/19/2017

    Great blog.

    1. Marcus Hackney
      12/19/2017

      Thanks !

  3. Joseph N Olsen
    12/21/2017

    This is a great article.
    I really enjoyed it.

    1. Marcus Hackney
      12/21/2017

      Thanks Joseph!

  4. drew5000g
    12/21/2017

    Loving this post, thanx

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