Limits Like Fears are often just an illusion
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
These are the words of a man who has been dubbed by ESPN as the greatest North American Athlete of the 20th century and by NBA as the greatest basketball player of all time. With two Olympic gold medals and six NBA championships amongst many other noteworthy honors, he hasn’t just made his country proud but has also turned the Chicago Bulls into a dynasty.
However, Michael Jordan’s massive unforeseen success has not come to him without innumerable failures and uncountable disappointments. One of the greatest disappointments of Michael Jordan’s life was being ‘cut’ from his high school basketball team during his sophomore year. While most people would take a failure like that as a sure sign to quit the game, MJ used it as fuel for firing his soul to the magnificent skies of never-before-seen success.
Michael Jordan has always emphasized that his ability to play basketball like a champion isn’t a god given talent he possesses but something he has mastered with hours and hours of practice. Therefore, while most people think that success is the prerogative of a few lucky ones, Michael Jordan’s life is an explicit example of the fact that true legends are made out of blood and sweat!!
Here are some extraordinary words of wisdom from the man who has carved his own destiny with the chisel of his unbreakable and totally unstoppable spirit.
20 Michael Jordan Quotes:
“To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.” – Michael Jordan Quotes
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan Quotes
“My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.” – Michael Jordan Quotes
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan Quotes
“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan Quotes
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan Quotes
“To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.” – Michael Jordan Quotes
“If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit!!!” – Michael Jordan Quotes
“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan Quotes
“If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.” – Michael Jordan Quotes
“What is love? Love is playing every game as if it’s your last!” – Michael Jordan Quotes
“Every time I feel tired while I am exercising and training, I close my eyes to see that picture, to see that list with my name. This usually motivates me to work again.” – Michael Jordan Quotes
“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit, when there are footprints on the moon.” – Michael Jordan Quotes
“I’m not out there sweating for hours just to find out what it feels like to sweat.” – Michael Jordan Quotes
“It’s not about the shoes. It’s about what you do in them.” – Michael Jordan Quotes
“All I knew is that I never wanted to be average.” – Michael Jordan Quotes
“Not every flying hero has a cape.” – Michael Jordan Quotes
“If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.” – Michael Jordan Quotes
“I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.” – Michael Jordan Quotes
“Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan Quotes