“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
Theo St. Francis, alum of NBA and student at M.I.T., brought this to our attention two weeks ago when he was discussing the power of the Mind-Body connection as it relates to his willingness to overcome hardships. Our team faces the same tasks daily as well, though in a different arena.
Ali was indeed ahead of his time in many respects:
Positive affirmation – “I am the greatest!”
Relaxed jaw – he lost more mouth pieces than any fighter ever
Value of hard work – “The fight is won far from the witnesses”