Well, sort of. Ali had his Irish heritage uncovered by genealogists in 2002. His trip to Ireland was part of a nine-day tour of Europe to raise money to fight Parkinson’s Disease and for the Ali Center.
I really enjoyed reading this blog post from the Muhammad Ali Center website:
Ali wasn’t just a champion athlete at his prime, he was a teacher and visionary. His anecdotes and famous quotes from boxing can be applied to any challenge we encounter in life. Like this one, from the Ali Center blog.
I am the greatest; I said that even before I knew I was.
- Muhammad Ali
A confident mindset is the mindset of champions. We must believe in ourselves, our skills and dreams. It’s not about hope or luck. It’s about envisioning yourself succeeding. Self doubt is our greatest opponent.