What can we learn from “The Greatest”?

Note: I sent this out as an email to my Inner Circle, but wanted to post it publicly also (with minor edits to make it easier to read and make more sense), so here you go! Enjoy…


You want to be great, right?

A great person – a great friend, son/daughter, parent – and to live a life full of greatness – with great health, happiness, success, etc….

And basically be great in every single part of life that you care about.

And on that path, having an image of greatness to look up to can be pretty inspiring and motivational, sometimes the exact push we need to act, right?

So, today, I want to give you exactly that, by showing you what greatness looked like for, literally, “The Greatest” 😉

To get started, take a look at this list of accomplishments (which is just a tiny tiny sliver of it all):

  • Three-time lineal world heavyweight champion
  • Sportsman of the Century by Sports Illustrated
  • Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005, the United States of America’s highest civil award
  • Instrumental in providing over 232 million meals to the world’s hungry (and even hand-delivering food and medical supplies to children)
  • Amnesty International’s Lifetime Achievement Award

He even “talked a man down from jumping off a ninth-floor ledge, an event that made national news”!

Note: those accomplishments, along with a ton more, were all pulled from Wikipedia and Facebook, in case you’re curious to read more.

Ok ok, that all sounds great, but what can I learn from all that, you might be asking?

I’m glad you asked, but first, who am I talking about?

Who is “The Greatest”?

Well, here’s a quote from him that I emailed to you in the 4th (literally, the 4th ever!) Inner Circle email way back in February 2015…

Yep, the one and only Muhammad Ali, “still the most recognizable man on earth” (from his Facebook page)

Edit: I sent it out in an email to my Inner Circle, but also posted it on Facebook, linked here.

Sadly, the reason I’m emailing you this, is because he passed away last Friday, June 3rd, 2016 (info about it from CNN here), so I wanted to acknowledge him for all he’s done in this world and send you some of his most inspirational and powerful quotes & life lessons (in my opinion, but here are 30 more quotes from USA Today for you to soak in).

I’ll let him do the talking now…

“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.”

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”


“Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right.”

So, here’s to a man who has left a legacy we can all find inspiration in and learn from, RIP Muhammad Ali, and remember…

“Don’t count the days; make the days count.”

There’s obviously a ton to learn from a man like Muhammad Ali, and even a lot of lessons to pull from every single quote of his (which I challenge you think about and draw your own lessons from, for maximum impact, but if you have any thoughts you want to discuss with me, just hit reply and let’s talk)…

And if you want to learn more about who Muhammad Ali was, “not only [as] a monumental athlete, but also [as] a humanitarian and a global citizen” (…and civil rights leader among his many impacts), here’s a link The Legend and The Man on his website.

It personally blows me away how much he was able to accomplish, how many millions of people he was able to directly help, and how inspirational he was in his 74 years, and I hope you came away with some valuable life lessons and inspiration from reading this email.

If you did, hit reply and share a quote, inspirational thought, or anything that’s on your mind!

And with that, all I can say now, is: go out there and be great!!!

Here’s to your health, happiness, and greatness,

Ankur Ambastha

P.S. Thanks for being a part of the Inner Circle and allowing me the chance to impact your life also.

From my first email to the Inner Circle (in February 2015 back when it was just called a “sign up to get email updates about random blog posts” club) to now where it’s a place for highly motivated and driven people who want the most out of life, I’ve been learning and growing to try my best to add value to your health, happiness, and life.

If I have done that, I’d be honored and humbled to hear how I’ve impacted your life and made a difference for you.

And, I still have a lot more to learn also, so if you have ideas or something I can do/send/share that you’d value from, as always, hit reply and let me know so we can both grow together! 🙂

Edit: So, I hope you were able to come away with a lot of valuable insights from this email, which is why I wanted to share it with you!

If you liked it and don’t want to miss out on weekly emails like this and even more valuable stuff I don’t share anywhere else, take a second to join my trusted Inner Circle below.

I look forward to welcoming you to the team!

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