In today’s show I give you some exclusive interview audio of Muhammad Ali that most have never heard. I speak about living life on your own terms, and a few other powerful principles that Muhammad Ali demonstrated so greatly in his lifetime, but more importantly we remember the Greatest Boxer Ever as well as one of the greatest human Beings to ever walk the planet– Muhammad Ali, The Greatest!
From the start, Muhammad Ali rebelled against everything and everyone who would keep him and his people down. He refused the old stereotypes growing up, in the beginning of his boxing career he refused the backing of rich but unmoral hand of the mob, and he also refused to be pressured into fighting in a war that went against his spiritual beliefs. And today, Muhammad Ali shedded his body, left physical form, and returned home. But the major principle is that he went out on his own terms. He lived HIS LIFE, HIS WAY!
In my culture, which is the Afrikan culture, Traditional Afrikan culture, we don’t mourn death, we reflect upon on it. Death is a time for reflection. Its where you do an assessment of that persons life, its like how in pro sports they review the film of the game they just played in, so that they can see which positive principles and aspects you want to adopt so that you can pass it on to the rest of the team (your family, your village), and which negative principles need to be eliminated.
I will say that Muhammad Ali’s entire life should definitely be required study for every Alpha Male. Many people have attained celebrity, but it’s the rarest of them who make the leap to the status of folk heroes. Legend. Luminary. One of the most polarizing figures ever. Muhammad Ali.
I read Ali’s book “King of The World” while I was in Afrika in early 2014. It was one of the more memorable books that I read, I read 74 books that year and I would put it in the top 5 for that year.
Some of the principles that Ali exuded– Courage, Tenacity, Bravery, Endurance, Sacrifice, Humor, E.F.P., Humility, Enthusiastic, Passionate, Out-Spoken, Well Spoken, Well-Read, Patient, cunning, Intelligent, Articulate, Honorable, Free-Spirited, Committed, Virtuous.
Why I loved Ali so much was that he was a big proponent, leader, and spokesperson for the poor and less privileged. This is why he loved fighting in poor countries. In fact Muhammad Ali was one of my inspirations for selling all of my material possessions and journeying throughout Afrika for 2 years. Like him, I loved conversing, uplifting, and getting to know the little guy, the less fortunate.