DO YOU WANT TO BE GREAT?
While responding to May Weather’s claim that he is the greatest boxer ever, Iron Mike Tyson has this to say;
“He’s very delusional…Listen, if he was anywhere near that realm of great as Muhammad Ali, he’d be able to take his kids to school by himself.”
“Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people. ‘It’s being accepted by the people.”
I’ve always tried to tell myself and everyone around me that greatness is far beyond excellent mastery of one’s craft. You cannot be great by just being the best at your craft, you have to do a lot more outside of “your ring”.
If you are a boxing fan, you will know there are several spectacular boxers in history, and you will know that the great Mohammed Alli lost some matches in his career, he was not the strongest, neither was he the richest, but yet he stands taller than anyone else because of his charisma and involvement in causes that are not even related to boxing!
So do you want to be great? If yes, master your craft excellently, get attention and then use the attention for causes greater than you that will outlive you!
Afouda Samuel is my name and I will be great!
Have a great day!