Friday, 22 January 2016

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!

“Float like a butterfly,sting like a bee.”

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around my small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
Muhammad Ali, perhaps one of the most august boxers in the history of the game, was proud and resplendent. His career was filled with impeccability and several big wins.

What was his driving force, his inspiration, you ask?

It was his incomparable determination, his belief that he could attain anything he set his mind to, contrary to the criticism surrounding him. He went by his own words, “If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.” He would often call Sonny Liston, world heavyweight champion of the time, a “big, ugly bear” before their matches right in front of him without the slightest hesitation or a touch of fear. Kudos to his confidence for he once told Liston, "If you even dream of beating me up, you better wake up and apologize."
Ali spoke his mind and stood for things he believed in. One such example (most prominent one at that), is his refusal to be press-ganged in the US Army for service during the Vietnam War.  

All in all, Dear Readers, Ali was a man of great honor who shook the world and left us all reeling in his wake. I would love to leave you all with one of his quotes that inspires me the most, “If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, then they can sure make something out of you.”

Why a blog related to Ali Clay?
Yes, yes, I know this is outta the blue and all but. I was supposed to write a blog for school related to Ali and once I got done writing I was told to cut it down to a 100 words which, I believe, would in no world do justice to someone as great as Muhammad Ali.  

Over and out, peeps! See you all soon. x

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