In my experience as a mental health counselor, I have discovered that people seem to learn much better by following real people than they do by trying to adhere to abstract concepts or ideas. Those of you that have worked with me before know that I have a few favorite famous figures whom I believe perfectly exemplify the motto my clients and I live by, never give up, and I reference their teachings regularly. We recently lost Muhammad Ali, one of my all-time favorites. In his honor, I’m dedicating this week’s blog to his life and his great teachings.
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Even if you are not immediately familiar with Muhammad Ali, you have probably heard his name. You have probably heard some of his quotes, too, even if you did not know they were his. He was one of the most celebrated and most famous athletes of his time. He was an Olympic and professional boxer, and won the title of heavyweight champion multiple times. His is also known for his strong political and spiritual beliefs.
Muhammad Ali Quotes
Muhammad Ali faced and overcame countless struggles and setbacks throughout his career, but the tenacity with which he fought for his goals and dreams always saw him through. He represents never giving up better than almost anyone, and I use him and his teachings frequently in my online counseling sessions. His quotes are displayed throughout my office. In order for you to get a better idea of his beliefs and his motivation, I have included some of my favorite Muhammad Ali quotes here:
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Never Give Up!
You can always count on life to be unpredictable. It is not a matter of if you will be faced with challenges, but when. The key is to not let yourself back down in the face of these challenges. As a virtual psychotherapist, I have dedicated my career to helping my clients overcome the obstacles in their lives so they can lead happy, fulfilling lives. If you are struggling to overcome something – big or small – I would be more than happy to help you develop strategies for overcoming the obstacles in your path. Visit my website to get started: www.NeverGiveUp.care.