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Michael Jordan’s Famous Quotes

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.

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.

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

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.

There is no ‘I’ in team, but there is in win.

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.

In any investment, you expect to have fun and make money.

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.

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.

I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.

I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot… when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.

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’s Famous Quotes part 2

I can’t speak for the future. I have no crystal ball.

Be true to the game, because the game will be true to you. If you try to shortcut the game, then the game will shortcut you. If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you. That’s truly about the game, and in some ways that’s about life too.

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.

My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.’

The minute you get away from fundamentals – whether it’s proper technique, work ethic or mental preparation – the bottom can fall out of your game, your schoolwork, your job, whatever you’re doing.

Winning isn’t always championships.

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.

There’s only one Michael Jordan.

I never thought a role model should be negative.

I never had a game where I didn’t think I had a chance to win.

I realize that I’m black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody’s wish.

I love sharing my knowledge of hitting with others. Now coaches and players at all levels can learn my systematic approach to hitting a baseball with more consistency, mental strength and accuracy.

My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes.

Basketball is my passion and my life; it has provided me with a livelihood, a championship, and served as a conduit for everything that’s important in my life.

My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn’t stand the sideline.

So many people along the way, whatever it is you aspire to do, will tell you it can’t be done. But all it takes is imagination. You dream. You plan. You reach.

I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else’s talent.

I want to wake up every day and do whatever comes in my mind, and not feel pressure or obligations to do anything else in my life.

Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed.

The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can’t let yourself be beat because of lack of effort.

Learn from failure. If you’re an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn’t a success, welcome to the club!

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.

We all fly. Once you leave the ground, you fly. Some people fly longer than others.

Make it happen!

When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun, every morning is a beautiful spectacle, and yet most of the audience still sleeps.

Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.

Do the things you do when you are at your best. Because if you can do it here, you can do it anywhere.

I can’t do it half-heartedly. I go all out, and I expect the same from the people around me.

My challenge when I came back was to face the young talent, … I don’t back away from any challenge.

I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era.

I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot… when you think about the consequences, you always think of a negative result.

I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.

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