In Honor of the NBA All-Star Game and the rerelease of the Jordan 3 Cements:
MJ Quotes on Motivation, and Hard Work
I have been fortunate enough to be able to see MJ compete on the basketball court. His sheer desire is very aspiring. In high school, he was cut from his high school team then was able to work hard enough to make the team the following season. As a basketball coach myself, I try to motivate my team to never back down and give it their all. In basketball and in life, we have big events and it is what we do to prepare for the event is what matters the most.
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 again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.
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.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, ten you never will change the outcome.
Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.