What we say lingers if it inspires others.
Muhammad Ali had 'fans' on both sides of the fence. Those that loved to hate him and those that hated to love him... but did anyway. The man was compelling. When he spoke he usually had an audience. In fact I think he did some of his best fighting with his mouth.
Those of you who have been following me for a little while, might know that I box. Real boxing. Real blood. Real sweat. Real tears. Okay, I haven't cried.
Though some training sessions push me in that direction for sure!
Anyway, the gym where I train loves to quote the 'god' of our sport. Muhammad Ali's words can be found sprawled across our the top of our training schedules and across the message board. I love a good quote. And today I thought I'd share those that inspired me when I am dying a happy death doing push ups or 3min sparing practice...
(3 minutes is a damn long time sometimes!)
Funny, they are the same quotes that inspire me when I write...
"A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life."
"I hated every minute of training, but I said to myself, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."
"The man who has no imagination has no wings."
"The fight is won or lost far away from the witnesses- behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights."
How true is that?
A powerful mouth, no?
What about you? How is your 'fight' going behind the lines? Feel free to share the quotes that inspire your writing. I love a good quote :)