Muhammad Ali didn’t have sex much.
He lost his virginity to a prostitute aged 16 and he had multiple marriages later in life, but outside of relationships and around fights, he rarely had sex. And as the Olympic and World Heavyweight boxing champion, it wasn’t because he didn’t have options.
“His Louisvillle sponsors had him staying in a hotel on Second Avenue, a hotel loaded with pimps, hustlers and prostitutes going after him every day. They’d come up to him asking, ‘What do you want kid? You want a broad or a sissy? Let me get you somebody. Whatever you need, we got.’ And he’d turn ’em down stone cold, not even a bit of interest… in those days he had only one thing in mind-winning The Championship.” — Ferdie Pacheco (Ali’s Physician and Cornerman)
Ali had many options but he chose not to indulge them because he knew he wanted to be the Greatest boxer of all time.
“What I wanted in life was to be a spectacular, winning performer. And if turning my back on sex was what it took, I would be like a nun.” — Muhammad Ali
We all have a hunger; a desire within us, and it’s often the case that if you’re ambitious, you also have a high sex drive. There is a part of you that craves growth, satisfaction and experiences, which can momentarily be calmed by a steamy session, or distracted by the process of finding one. But if you really are goal oriented, then there may be a better use for this energy.
“There never has been, and never will be a great leader, builder, or artist lacking in this driving force of sex.” — Napolean Hill
It’s going to take a lot of alone time and hard work to get to where you’re going and this requires focus and drive. Where do you find that energy?
By harnessing your internal fire, then you might be able to use it as a driver, rather than a distraction.
This definitely does not mean abstaining from sex. Sex can be a great source of pleasure and an important part of that successful life you’re building, but by recognising this desire within you, you should start to become aware that it is a resource that can be channeled into different things. When directed at your longer term goals, rather than perhaps the immediate, it can be a powerful force.
No project will make it off the ground without passion.
“You find most prizefighters have enormous sex drives. I’ve seen the time when you had to feed some of them saltpeter to keep them cooled off. They build up this tremendous store of vitality and drive” — Harry Wiley
Alexandra is a writer, DJ and marketing professional living in London. She is a gemini and a feminist who loves coffee and leather trousers.
Originally published at http://cleopatrasworldwide.com