*FAMOUS FRIDAY#2- Muhammad Ali*
Ladies, and Gents! For the second Official Famous Fridays© post I picked none other than Mr. “Floats Like A Butterfly Stings Like A Bee“, Muhammad Ali.
Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942) is a former American boxer and three-time World Heavyweight Champion, who is widely considered one of the greatest heavyweight championship boxer of all time. As an amateur, he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. After turning professional, he went on to become the first boxer to win the lineal heavyweight championship three times.
Get A Great Team
You are who you hang around, are you not? If you want to be successful you can’t hang out all day in the streets wondering why you aren’t where you want to be. You need to take action, and stay with like minded individuals who want to keep progressing.
Be More Outrageous Than Anyone Around You
If you are in a room with 100 people, and you are all fighting for what you truly believe in and what you are passionate about do you think you have a chance? Maybe? Do you think you have a chance if you do the opposite of what everyone else is doing? Many times people fail, because they run with the crowd instead of being “more outrageous” than anyone else. People will ask, “What makes you special, what makes you different, why you and no one else?” Tell them there is no one else like you, nor will there ever be! You believe in yourself, and you ask for forgiveness but never for permission.
Create A Loyal Following
“I’d rather have one percent of the efforts of 100 people than 100 percent of my own efforts.”-J Paul Getty (Enough Said)
Set Realistic Goals
I want a million dollars, yet I’m negative $500.00 in the bank? Does that make sense? Every year millions of people make resolutions that never make it past March 1, because they are goals that sound great at the time but are completely unrealistic. Simply state your desire, set a plan, see if it fits your philosophy, and strategically improve. You want to start small, and actually WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS. What’s up with the capital letters?….sheeshhhhh! Not many people write down their goals, and then they have nothing to hold themselves toward. Also, it helps if you have a journal to show yourself how you are improving, and that way you will continue to do so.
Walk Away From Bad Deals
What is a Bad Deal? Bad deals are the deals which cost too much. No matter who is at fault, bad revenue costs everyone dearly. NEVER allow a deal to jeopardize your values of who you are on the inside. If you do not believe in it, don’t go for it. It is that simple. Do not think from a place of, “How much money can I get, and how well off will I be?” That is the EGO talking. Let live, and trust yourself.
Straight From Muhammad Ali
P.S.- What is your favorite success strategy, and why?