“Look at me. Not a mark on me. I could never be an underdog. I am too great. Hail the champion!” The words spoken by the new heavyweight champion of the world in the press conference that followed the fight, that can only be described as one of the greatest sporting events in history. The fight was between Cassius Clay a.k.a. Muhammad Ali, the undersized up and comer who was challenging Sunny Liston for the boxing heavyweight title. Sunny Liston was considered one of the greatest fighters of all time, and earned the nickname “Big Bear” because he was an enormous opponent, so enormous that he only fought six minutes over thirty five months because other fighters wouldn’t dare step into the ring with the Big Bear. Cassius on the other hand was a loud mouthed undersized fighter who had gotten his lights knocked out multiple times prior.
I often have friends tell me they didn’t do certain things for the fear of what people say. I respond by saying that is absolute foolishness. A quote that explains my thought process when saying this is
“Wolves don’t lose sleep over the opinion of sheep.”
What this quote is literally saying is that wolves don’t concern themselves with the opinion of sheep because they are indisputably superior to the sheep. Also, sheep most likely lose sleep over wolves which I think symbolizes the idea “if you got a problem with me, its your problem” which may same as arrogant and narrow minded but allow me to expand on this thought. The reason I think this way, is because I believe their are too many important things in the world and too little opportunities for happiness to drive yourself crazy over the thoughts of others. I am not saying not to listen to anyone’s criticism and live in a dream world, but rather listen to the important stuff and put anything that doesn’t out of your mind.
Life is a game. Some people win, some people lose, others barely attempt to play. Nonetheless, it is a game that all can play. For someone to win this “Game Of Life”, they have to have certain qualities. In my opinion, these qualities can be things that you are born with, or qualities you fake/pretend to have. You then, by feigning these things, come to actually become accustomed to them and unconsciously, they will become a part of you. These are my 5 things to do to win at life.