ChapterÂ 5.Â Engage Your Intention
The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
When there is no vision, people perish.
MUHAMMAD ALI HAS BEEN CALLED the master of intention. He developed mental skills that improved his physical skills in the ring. His oft-repeated phrases "I am the greatest" and "I float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" shaped his mind as much as they angered opponents. These statements were declarations of intention, as were the poems he recited publicly before a match. A few lines from the poem in which he predicted the outcome of his rematch with Frasier showed his mental intent:
Ali swings to the left
Ali swings to the right
Look at the kid
Carry the fight. ...