Muhammad Ali is one of the greatest heavy boxers in the sport’s history.
It was told that in a conversation, the interviewer asked him: “How many sit-ups do you do?”
He answered “I don’t count my sit-ups”.
But he then elaborated:
“I only start counting when it starts hurting. When I feel pain, that’s when I start counting, because that’s when it really counts.”
That’s when it really counts: not the miles you’ve run or the work you’ve accomplished, but the extra miles, the extra hours, the extra work, the extra responsibility that you take, while others refuse or not motivated enough to do or take.
That’s what really matters. The extra miles, not the miles.
I’ve been hearing a lot about him through the news.
Now I know why he’s among the greatest athletes.