Famous quote by Willie Mays

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The greatest challenge I think is adjusting to not playing baseball. The reason for that is I had to come out of basebal
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"The greatest challenge I think is adjusting to not playing baseball. The reason for that is I had to come out of baseball and come into the business world, not being a college graduate, not being educated to come into the business world the way I should have"

- Willie Mays

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Willie Mays' quote talks to the trouble of transitioning from a professional athlete to a business owner. He acknowledges that he was not sufficiently gotten ready for business world, as he did not have a college degree or the essential education. This lack of preparation made the transition from baseball to the business world a fantastic challenge for him. He needed to discover the ropes of the business world on the fly, which was a difficult task. His quote speaks with the value of having the best education and preparation for a successful transition into the business world. It also speaks with the importance of having the right mindset and attitude when making such a transition. Willie Mays' quote is a reminder that even the greatest of athletes can struggle when transitioning to a new career.

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Willie Mays This quote is written / told by Willie Mays somewhere between March 6, 1931 and today. He was a famous Athlete from USA. The author also have 31 other quotes.

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