January 12, 2020 5:52 AM
Rene Preval once met with Muhammad Ali and learned from him a very important lesson he later shared with Senator Joseph Lambert. Senator Lambert tells the story:
Muhammad Ali and President Rene Preval
Preval told me something important an this can help young people involved in politics today.
Preval told me he once met Casseus Clay, also known as Muhammad Ali.
Then Muhammad Ali asked him:
“Do you know how I lost my first boxing match?”
“Well, I noticed that you lost, you got knocked out in the third round.”
“I lost the match because I was fighting with my opponent and he hit me so hard that I saw every star in the sky. Thank God, I got up after I almost reach the point where they were about to ring the bell.”
“During my 30 second rest, I said to myself I have to hit him back where it hurts. I have to knock him out.”
While precipitating to knock down his adversary, Muhammad Ali got knocked out by his adversary.
The moral of the story, Senator Joseph Lambert said:
When you get hit, try not to hit back prematurely. You have to take all the time you need to analyze and understand how and why you got hit so you can rebound.
Tags: Rene Preval, Motivational, Muhammad Ali, Haitian Motivational Thoughts, Joseph Lambert, Haitian Newsletter Articles, Just a thought
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