Why don’t you learn something about fighting, before you make any hasty challenges: - That was the advice that Louisville police officer and boxing coach Joe Martin gave a 12 year-old who reported his bicycle stolen and wanted to ‘beat up’ the responsible parties.
That 12-year-old was then known as Cassius Clay and those words launched a career for the man the world would remember as Muhammad Ali.
Martin brought the precocious pre-teen into a gym and taught the lanky middleweight the art of boxing.
By the year 1960, Ali had won number of domestic accolades in USA, but was yet to be recognized world wide.
The reason being his fear of flying or aviophobia. Ali was very good at disguising his fears, so whenever a boxing fight would require him to fly he would find some other way of reaching there.
In 1960, Ali earned a fight in Rome. There was no other option than to take a transatlantic flight.
Fearful he again went to his "guru" Joe Miller for advice. Miller told him - "If you want to be heavyweight champion, you have to go to Rome."
Ali decided to go. So to take a flight over the Atlantic, he was going to be prepared.
Prior to the flight, Ali stopped at an Army surplus store and bought a parachute that he took with him on the plane.
He spent the entire flight praying with the parachute strapped to his back.
Once he reached Rome safely, he realized that he had just conquered his greatest fear.
Ali never looked back... He went to mesmerize the world... He wrote his name in the history books.
People might call him Narcissit, Flamboyant, Arrogant, Great or Bad-boy.. but he went to travel the entire world by Air. And everywhere he went, HE INSPIRED MILLIONS TO LIVE LIFE WITHOUT FEAR AND TO FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS.
THERE IS A WALL BETWEEN YOU AND HAPPINESS... THIS IS A WALL OF FEAR... THE ONLY WAY IT CAN BE CROSSED IS BY BREAKING IT.
CONFRONT YOUR FEARS AND BREAK THE WALL... EXPERIENCE THE PEACE, HAPPINESS AND GREATNESS WAITING FOR YOU.
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