Powerful Muhammad Ali Quotes for Traders

5 June AtoZForex, Vilnius — The world is mourning as Muhammed Ali "The Greatest of All Time" has passed away. The legendary boxer battled over 32 years with the Parkinson's disease, and yesterday the three times heavyweight Champion passed away at the age of 74. Muhammad Ali will be celebrated in his Kentucky hometown on Thursday and Friday, while a public memorial is scheduled on Friday 2 pm ET at the Yum Center. The basketball arena in the city where he grew up and began his boxing career as a 12-year-old. 

Powerful Muhammad Ali quotes for Traders

Muhammed Ali "The Greatest of All Time" is an inspirational celebrity and his legacy will always live on. As a tribute, AtoZForex has assembled the all-time powerful Muhammad Ali quotes for traders:

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"Float like a butterfly, Sting like a bee, your hands can't hit, what your eyes can't see."

Quoted Ali, prior to his fight against Foreman in 1974. Stay focused, stay alerted - The right balance between activeness and passiveness.

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

Positive self-assuring beliefs can have profound effects on anybody’s life - More so in a traders life where achieving the impossible may be a personal objective (naturally, caution and reasonability are recommended).

"I'm not the greatest; I'm the double greatest. Not only do I knock 'em out, I pick the round."

Believing in one’s own ability not only creates self-assurance but further enhance individual strengths on which the assurance is built.

"It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as I am."

Rejoice in your achievements and never downplay the rewards and greatness you have achieved - There is a fine line between being an advocate of your achievements and being boastful.

"To make America the greatest is my goal, so I beat the Russian and I beat the Pole. And for the USA won the medal of gold. The Greeks said you're better than the Cassius of old."

Stated Ali on winning the light-heavyweight gold medal at the 1960 Olympic Games (Rome).

"It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up."

Do what you do well and do it right because at the end of the day its just a job where your motive should be being the best at it.

"Live every day like it's your last because someday you're going to be right."

Experience everything that you can while you have the chance. Time is the most valuable currency to a trader (or anybody on this planet).

"A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted thirty years of his life.”

Learn from the mistakes you commit as it will only make you stronger. Losses are the most vital kind of experience as they set you directly onto the path of success.

"I am so fast that last night I turned off the light switch and was in bed before the room was dark."

Believe blindly in your abilities as nobody else will ever come close to that belief in you.

"Cassius Clay is a slave name. I didn't choose it, and I didn't want it. I am Muhammad Ali, a free name, and I insist people using it when speaking to me and of me."

Stick to your principles and fight for them. Be assertive.

"I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."

Learning to trade may be a long, burdensome journey but making the most of it is exactly what will make you a trading champion.

"Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even."

The best of men face adverse situations. Digging deep and finding the edge that will take you one step further is the essence of every positive struggle in life. The best experiences one can have.

“There are no pleasures in a fight, but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win”

There may be no pleasure in the tiresome process of trading - but the rewards are exceptionally pleasuring.

"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."

There is nothing more that you can learn here other than Impossible is NOTHING.

"Don't count the days; make the days count."

Time is precious. Every moment counts. Make it worthwhile.

"It's not bragging if you can back it up."

If you have traded successfully, rejoice in it. You have earned it. Let nobody stop you from enjoying your moment in the light as you have the facts to back your success.

"At home I am a nice guy: but I don't want the world to know. Humble people, I've found, don't get very far."

In the cutthroat trading business, being the nice guy may mean you lose out to predators. Balancing personal traits to the environment you are in may set you to meet and surpass your expectations.

"My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world."

Do the right thing. In an environment polluted with scams - be the light, be the difference, be the truthful joke to all the lies.

"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses—behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights."

A successful trader isn't made overnight. It is what goes into the making of a successful trader behind the scenes that truly matters. The journey not the end result.

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

Trading is all about the risks. Take risks and even bigger rewards. That being said, sensibility is advised in every field of life.

"It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself"

Lastly, have faith and stay positive - Lose, strive harder, learn from your mistakes and eventually be the Muhammad Ali of Trading. No actually be yourself! Be your own champion.

These Muhammad Ali quotes for traders are not just limited to traders as there is something here to learn from for everybody. From every walk of life!

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