BE GREAT, BE ALI
I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
Today while power walking through the Desert I started contemplating my life and where I want it to go with it. I always found the solitude of walking with only the Desert winds answering me to be my way of connecting to (insert your favorite deity)… for lack of a better word, GOD. I focus my thoughts on my positive goals and aspirations, goals like being a better husband to Lisa, being a better father to Beaumont, being a better Chef professionally, being a better friend, being a better citizen on Earth. We must challenge and push ourselves to the extremes to be the greatest. One year ago I had the great fortune of being one of five Chefs cooking for Muhammad Ali on his 70th Birthday. I first met Ali when I was a small child. I grew up in his neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. The man was a force to be reckoned with. I look at the picture above and it is filled with words and phrases like: inspire, break the mold, spirit, believe, hope, embrace, give time, unwavering, passion, take action, give. Words we all should meditate on and incorporate into our lives. Words I should live my life by.
A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.