Float Like A Butterfly
I saw a clip online the other day.
Of Muhammad Ali in one of his fights.
He was standing in the corner, arms wide, holding the ropes on either side of him.
Leaving himself absolutely wide open.
The other guy took at least 10 swipes at him.
Missing every single one.
Ali would duck and bob and move FASTER than the guy could keep up.
Then the guy backed off, the Ali made a funny face and kind of “danced around” a little bit.
This is cool to watch.
Funny to watch.
But probably very TERRIFYING for his opponent.
If a guy can dodge so many punches, smiling and clowning while doing so, what happens when he switches to offense?
This is somewhat like the “bad guy” in the movies that is so big and powerful you can punch him in the face as hard as you can, and he just smiles.
There are PLENTY of videos on YouTube of Ali, put together for motivation.
A motivational fictional character, that is also a boxer is Rocky Balboa.
A motivational real life character is Ali.
But the reason Ali is such a powerful motivating factor is he was ALWAYS that way.
Even when he was younger he had pure charisma energy.
A pure, openly expressed KNOWING that he WOULD be great some day.
Preframed Greatness Rare
It’s one thing for an athlete or other professional to stumble through life, hit it big and THEN go on the motivational speaking tour.
In an interview with Mick Jagger, in his twenties, the interviewer asked:
“How much longer do you guys think you’ll keep this up?”
“Couple of years I guess, who knows?”
This is how it usually goes.
Very few people have any clue how they’ll be successful before they are successful.
Very few people can call their shot like Babe Ruth.
Or calmly predict a Superbowl upset win like Joe Namath.
But Ali took that “confident cocky” attitude to his entire career.
Want To Be Like Them
That’s why we LOVE characters like that.
Both movie characters or real life characters.
Rocky Balboa is JUST as inspiring, or can be, as Muhammad Ali.
This is one reason, perhaps a MAJOR reason why we LOVE stories.
Kind of like an idea of “God.”
If He didn’t exist, we’d make Him up.
If Ali didn’t exist, we’d still have Rocky Balboa, and the countless other inspirational characters.
We NEED people like them.
We’ve needed people like them since the dawn of time.
All The Help He Could Get
Life is harsh.
Life is tragic.
Life delivers unexpected punches to the face all the time.
If we look around and we don’t see any real life role models, we have the instincts to make them up.
To help us respond to those harsh, tragic unexpected punches in the face.
So, if you don’t “feel” any decent role models, make up a few.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.