Muhammad Ali is generally considered the greatest heavyweight in the history of the sport of boxing, but before he was even champion, he called himself “The Greatest of All-time!”
You can believe something in your own head, but when you say it out loud for others to hear, you have to back it up and it makes you work harder to achieve your goals.
There’s a guy named Chilly Gonzales who calls himself “The Musical Genius.” Now, I’m not sure if he is or isn’t, but I get why he’s saying it.
He’s a musician/producer originally from Canada who moved to France and now resides in Germany. Chilly has worked or performed with acts including Peaches, Feist, Daft Punk and Drake.
People who understand music and can explain it to make it seem pretty simple have my respect all day long. I’m familiar with music composition, or at least enough to know that it’s a very difficult yet rewarding thing.