Last week we lost Muhammad Ali, “The People’s Champ”. He was undoubtedly the greatest boxer of all time, but at the same time he was a great human being and his life in and outside the ring offers so many great lessons for every human being. As a tribute to the Champ, we have rounded up 6 of his power quotes that can be an inspiration to every entrepreneur:

“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.”

For all those who live in fear of the difficult challenges in life or those who stay away from taking a big risk, Muhammad Ali showed that if you just put in hard work into what you’re doing and give it your 100%, then even the impossible will become a mere achievement for you!

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

This is for the budding entrepreneurs who believe they have an idea, a hope of creating something new and extraordinary. Muhammad Ali tells us that if our mind can come up with a glimmer of an idea then there is nothing that can stop us from taking a chance and believing in our idea, because believing in something can be the difference between success and failure.

“The man with no imagination has no wings.”

This quote defines one of the most important qualities that an entrepreneur must possess. Imagination. Without this, an entrepreneur cannot innovate or create newer and better platforms for himself or his business.

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

Being a successful entrepreneur means taking big risks. Without taking risks and just playing it safe all the time, no business owner can successfully establish him or herself in the corporate world. Sometimes you have to just believe and put in everything you have into a venture in order to be successful.

“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.”

If you’re sitting at home, trying to figure out a reason for why you haven’t been successful yet or why you’ve been stuck in the same situation for a long time, then all you need to do is wake up from your slumber! You need to start working harder, realize what you’re doing wrong and make goals and remedies to take your ideas and business to new heights. If you don’t wake up and take a good hard look at yourself, you won’t achieve your dreams.

“Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.”

You may experience some low moments, betrayals or even failures within your entrepreneurial journey, but you need to keep fighting. Not giving up is the key, to bounce back up, free yourself of the mistakes of your past and to learn from them is what keeps you going. Failures will come, the most successful are those who learn to get back up!