top of page
Search
  • Writer's picturePeter McKenzie

How you can build unshakeable confidence. Lessons from the greatest of all time, Mohammed Ali.





Do you sometimes suffer from a lack of confidence?


When I need a confidence shot, I look to one of my boyhood heroes, someone with the most self-belief I have ever seen.


๐— ๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—”๐—น๐—ถ.


All English children are taught that modesty is a virtue. It is โ€œsimply not doneโ€ to talk about your achievements. Seeing this handsome black American on TV exuding self-belief and confidence was an eye-opener for me as a weedy white kid from London.


His poster went up on my wall, and his quotes went into my headโ€”countering my poor self-esteem.


Here are three quotes you too can use to build confidence:


1. ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ-๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ธ


โ€œ๐—œ๐˜โ€™๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ณ. ๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ณ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป.โ€

Muhammad Ali claimed he was the greatest long before he proved it. He said it to himself daily before telling it to the world.


Tell yourself you are a winner, and you increase your chances of becoming one.


๐Ÿฎ. ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜


Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even."

Ali didnโ€™t win all of his fights in the ring. He didnโ€™t always win outside of it, either. He used defeats as a learning experience and fuel for the next challenge.


Picking yourself up and learning from defeat is how confidence is built.


๐Ÿฏ. ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ (๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ ๐˜๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ต๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ)


โ€œ๐—œ๐˜โ€™๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐˜‚๐—ฝ.โ€

If you have done well, why shouldnโ€™t you say it? One thing is being cocky; another is being overly modest.


Ali wasnโ€™t afraid of letting people know what he had achieved.


You shouldnโ€™t be, either.


What about you? Do you prefer to be modest?


Or show your self-belief to the world, Ali style?


Let me know in the comments below!




18 views0 comments

ใ‚ณใƒกใƒณใƒˆ


Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page