The Greatest Us That Ever Lived

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muhammed ali“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.”  Muhammad Ali

This past month Muhammad Ali passed away.  There were lots of stories reported about his life.  One story caught my attention, a story about his bicycle being stolen.  As the story went, when Ali was 12 years old, someone stole his bicycle.  When the police came to take the report, he told police that “when I find the thief I’m going to whoop him.”   The police officer said “if you’re going to do that, you better learn to box.”

I love the story that, we determine what things mean.  That event helped shape his career in boxing and Ali’s life.  What can feel like a hole in your life, might be a place to put a peg to raise your life to an even greater level.  Ali was known as The Greatest.   How about your disappointments and missed opportunities, the so-called delays in life?  Did they leave holes in your heart or did you do something with them?   At the end of our lives it will not be the number or size of the holes that matter, but rather how we used them to excel to be the greatest us that has ever lived.



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