The Power of a True Champion’s Words

Whenever I feel less than confident, I pull up a poem by one of the most egotistical and bombastic persons who has ever walked this Earth…Muhammad Ali.

This three time world champion heavyweight boxer was a master at attempting to intimidate his opponents with his powerful words. I don’t know if his crazy statements really worked on his adversaries, but they sure work for me. Here’s one of my favorites:

“I’ve wrestled with alligators,
I’ve tussled with a whale.
I done handcuffed lightning
And throw thunder in jail.

You know I’m bad.
Just last week,
I murdered a rock,
Injured a stone,

Hospitalized a brick.

I’m so mean,

I make medicine sick.”

Every time I read this over-the-top proclamation, I chuckle. But you know, it works its magic by somehow making me instantly feel more buoyant, confident and alive.

The power of words are real.

Make them work for you.

Read many of Ali’s inspirational quotes here…

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