Talk:Ken Norton

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The photo originally here, of Norton vs Ali, should probably go onto the applicable fight page. To which of their three fights does it belong?--Ric 02:23, 13 Aug 2005 (CDT)

Think & Grow Rich book Inspired Ken Norton

Ken Norton's stunning defeat of Muhammad Ali in 1973 as a 5-1 underdog left an impression on me as a youth. I still remember watching that fight on TV as a teenager. Norton's victory over Ali is a great illustration of how one can beat the odds, achieve their goals and reach their fullest potential using the principles contained in the book, Think & Grow Rich, a book that Norton attributes as being very inspirational for him on the road to becoming the second man to defeat "The Greatest," Muhammad Ali. Norton also attributes what he learned from Think & Grow Rich for empowering him to overcome severe adversity and get back to a normal life after he sustained permanent injury from a near-fatal car accident in 1986. Ken Norton won the "Napoleon Hill Award" for positive thinking in 1973.

P.S. I was very delighted and pleased to see that Norton received the Hall of Fame honors which he so richly deserves, and which he obviously earned.

P.P.S. I have become a Think & Grow Rich student since learning of Norton's praise for the book and it is a great motivational book. Another great book that Norton kept at hand when he was in training was Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone. -- --Big City 14:24, 29 November 2009 (UTC)