Do you need a little motivation today to get through the work week?
Here's some motivation in honor of Muhammad Ali.
I was 8 years old when Ali won the heavyweight boxing title. Obviously at 8 years old, I was not a fan of boxing but I still hear Ali's words "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" and "I'm the greatest there ever will be," spoken in that famous gravely voice of his.
Granted, looking back over his life, I'm not a fan of every decision he made. However I can appreciate some of his very motivational quotes that haven't gotten as much attention.
"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."
"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing."
"A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life."
"It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe."
"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."
I recently attended a meeting where the keynote speaker showed the following TED Talk. I loved it!! It's the story of Tori Murden McClure who ended up being the first woman who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean. However, Tori wouldn't have been if wasn't for Muhammad Ali.
Watch all 10 minutes of this video to hear the whole story. I promise you, it will motivate you to get up from disappointment and try again. After all, "you don't want to be the woman who almost....."
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