Michael Jordan Quotes

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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


If you quit ONCE it becomes a habit. Never quit!!!


To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.


Don’t let them drag you down by rumours just go with what you believe in.


I Can’t Accept Not Trying: Michael Jordan on the Pursuit of Excellence



Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.


Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.


I’ve never lost a game I just ran out of time.


Once I made a decision, I never thought about it again.


If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.


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


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


What is love? Love is playing every game as if it’s your last!


The key to success is failure


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


I realize im black, but id like to be viewed as a person, and that is everybodys wish.


Failure is acceptable. but not trying is a whole different ball park.


As athletes, we’re used to reacting quickly. Here, it’s ‘come, stop, come, stop.’ There’s a lot of downtime. That’s the toughest part of the day.