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Quotes by Michael Jordan

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Wikipedia Summary for Michael Jordan

Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials MJ, is an American businessman and former professional basketball player. He is the principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and of 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series. He played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls. His biography on the official NBA website states: "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." He was integral in helping to popularize the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s, becoming a global cultural icon in the process.

Jordan played college basketball for three seasons under coach Dean Smith with the North Carolina Tar Heels. As a freshman, he was a member of the Tar Heels' national championship team in 1982. Jordan joined the Bulls in 1984 as the third overall draft pick, and quickly emerged as a league star, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring while gaining a reputation as one of the game's best defensive players. His leaping ability, demonstrated by performing slam dunks from the free throw line in Slam Dunk Contests, earned him the nicknames "Air Jordan" and "His Airness". Jordan won his first NBA championship with the Bulls in 1991, and followed that achievement with titles in 1992 and 1993, securing a "three-peat". Jordan abruptly retired from basketball before the 1993–94 NBA season to play Minor League Baseball but returned to the Bulls in March 1995 and led them to three more championships in 1996, 1997, and 1998 as well as a then-record 72 regular season wins in the 1995–96 NBA season. He retired for a second time in January 1999 but returned for two more NBA seasons from 2001 to 2003 as a member of the Washington Wizards.

Jordan's individual accolades and accomplishments include six NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, ten scoring titles (both all-time records), five MVP Awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA All-Star Game selections, three All-Star Game MVP Awards, three steals titles, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. He holds the NBA records for career regular season scoring average (30.12 points per game) and career playoff scoring average (33.45 points per game). In 1999, he was named the 20th century's greatest North American athlete by ESPN, and was second to Babe Ruth on the Associated Press' list of athletes of the century. Jordan was twice inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, once in 2009 for his individual career and again in 2010 as part of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team ("The Dream Team"). He became a member of the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2015.

One of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation, Jordan is also known for his product endorsements. He fueled the success of Nike's Air Jordan sneakers, which were introduced in 1984 and remain popular today. Jordan also starred as himself in the 1996 live-action animated film Space Jam, and is the central focus of the Emmy Award-winning documentary miniseries The Last Dance (2020). He became part-owner and head of basketball operations for the Charlotte Bobcats (now named the Hornets) in 2006, and bought a controlling interest in 2010. In 2014, Jordan became the first billionaire player in NBA history. With a net worth of $2.1 billion, he is the fourth-richest African American, behind Robert F. Smith, David Steward, and Oprah Winfrey.

Quote: You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of landscape photography of mountain
Photo Credit: Garrett Sears

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


Quote: If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of pink and blue painted wall
Photo Credit: Tamanna Rumee

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.


Quote: Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of woman in white dress and brown hat standing on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Rendy Novantino

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


Quote: Don't be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of person hand holding photo frame
Photo Credit: pine watt

Don't be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.


Quote: If you can't stop thinking about it, don't stop working on it. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of flying blue and green hummingbird
Photo Credit: Zdeněk Macháček

If you can't stop thinking about it, don't stop working on it.


Quote: Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of yellow Labrador puppy running on field
Photo Credit: cristian castillo

Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.


Quote: Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of silhouette of mountain during sunset
Photo Credit: Sonil Trivedi

Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.


Quote: 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. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of plain background
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

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.


Quote: Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.


Quote: Don't let others drag you down by rumors. Just go with what you believe in. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Don't let others drag you down by rumors. Just go with what you believe in.


Quote: 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. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

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.


Quote: I've failed over and over again in my life. And that's why I succeed. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I've failed over and over again in my life. And that's why I succeed.


Quote: I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

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


Quote: The players today reflect how much the game has evolved and changed both in style and culture. ... The game now has a wider appeal to a larger market. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

The players today reflect how much the game has evolved and changed both in style and culture. ... The game now has a wider appeal to a larger market.


Quote: You remember the remarks you made in 1994 about, 'I think I can guard you, I can shut you down, I would love to play against you?' Well, you're about to get your chance. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

You remember the remarks you made in 1994 about, 'I think I can guard you, I can shut you down, I would love to play against you?' Well, you're about to get your chance.


Quote: Even though, physically, I can't do it, the mind says, 'Yeah, I can still do it,' and I still think I can do it better than most in the NBA. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Even though, physically, I can't do it, the mind says, 'Yeah, I can still do it,' and I still think I can do it better than most in the NBA.


Quote: Being nervous isn't bad. It just means something important is happening. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Being nervous isn't bad. It just means something important is happening.


Quote: I just feel that at this particular time in my career, I've reached the pinnacle of my career, I've achieved a lot in that short amount of time, if you want to call it short, but I just feel that I don't have anything else to myself to prove. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I just feel that at this particular time in my career, I've reached the pinnacle of my career, I've achieved a lot in that short amount of time, if you want to call it short, but I just feel that I don't have anything else to myself to prove.


Quote: I'm retired 99.9%. Of course, there always is that .1%. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I'm retired 99.9%. Of course, there always is that .1%.


Quote: I hate being out there with those garbage men. They don't get you the ball. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I hate being out there with those garbage men. They don't get you the ball.


Quote: You're an idiot. You've screwed up every play we ever ran. You're too stupid to even remember the plays. We ought to get rid of you. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

You're an idiot. You've screwed up every play we ever ran. You're too stupid to even remember the plays. We ought to get rid of you.


Quote: It's probably a twelve-day. He needs two days to wake up. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

It's probably a twelve-day. He needs two days to wake up.


Quote: We're beating a lot of poor teams. So what? We won a lot of games last year, too. Will Horace and Bill still be playing at this level in the playoffs...Can Pip keep it up? by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

We're beating a lot of poor teams. So what? We won a lot of games last year, too. Will Horace and Bill still be playing at this level in the playoffs...Can Pip keep it up?


Quote: If you pass the ball to Bill Cartwright, you'll never get the ball from me. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

If you pass the ball to Bill Cartwright, you'll never get the ball from me.


Quote: Its better to shoot and miss, then to let time run out and wonder what if. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Its better to shoot and miss, then to let time run out and wonder what if.


Quote: Each time I step on the basketball court, I never know what will happen. I live for the moment. I play for the moment. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Each time I step on the basketball court, I never know what will happen. I live for the moment. I play for the moment.


Quote: You believe an eye for an eye until you are put in that situation. If they kill those guys, it really doesn't mean much to me. My father is gone. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

You believe an eye for an eye until you are put in that situation. If they kill those guys, it really doesn't mean much to me. My father is gone.


Quote: I'm a firm believer in goal setting. Step by step. I can't see any other way of accomplishing anything. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I'm a firm believer in goal setting. Step by step. I can't see any other way of accomplishing anything.


Quote: Be optimistic about everything in life. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Be optimistic about everything in life.


Quote: If I have something and move forward, it is only my weakness, which I hate and turn into my strength. You are not lost as long as you do not give up! by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

If I have something and move forward, it is only my weakness, which I hate and turn into my strength. You are not lost as long as you do not give up!


Quote: There was never any fear for me, no fear of failure. If I miss a shot, so what? by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

There was never any fear for me, no fear of failure. If I miss a shot, so what?


Quote: You don't show up on game day and expect to be great. Greatness happens 
 in practice. You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

You don't show up on game day and expect to be great. Greatness happens
in practice. You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.


Quote: You know what I think? Very few people play because they love the game. Most of them play because they make good money. They keep playing because of the money. I could care less about it. If I don't love the game, no check is going to keep me playing. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

You know what I think? Very few people play because they love the game. Most of them play because they make good money. They keep playing because of the money. I could care less about it. If I don't love the game, no check is going to keep me playing.


Quote: But my drive to win is so great ... I just step over that line. ... It's very embarrassing, ... one of the things you totally regret. So you look at yourself in the mirror and say, 'I was stupid.' by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

But my drive to win is so great ... I just step over that line. ... It's very embarrassing, ... one of the things you totally regret. So you look at yourself in the mirror and say, 'I was stupid.'


Quote: I know what's within me even if you can't see it yet...I have something more important than courage, I have patience. I will become what I know I am. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I know what's within me even if you can't see it yet...I have something more important than courage, I have patience. I will become what I know I am.


Quote: I never feared about my skills because I put in the work. Work ethic eliminates fear. So if you put forth the work, what are you fearing? You know what you're capable of doing and what you're not. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I never feared about my skills because I put in the work. Work ethic eliminates fear. So if you put forth the work, what are you fearing? You know what you're capable of doing and what you're not.






Quote: I heave the basketball; I know it sails in a parabola, exhibiting perfect symmetry, which is interrupted by the basket. It's funny, but it is always interrupted by the basket. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I heave the basketball; I know it sails in a parabola, exhibiting perfect symmetry, which is interrupted by the basket. It's funny, but it is always interrupted by the basket.


Quote: The basketball court for me, during a game, is the most peaceful place I can imagine. On the basketball court, I worry about nothing. When I'm out there, no one can bother me. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

The basketball court for me, during a game, is the most peaceful place I can imagine. On the basketball court, I worry about nothing. When I'm out there, no one can bother me.


Quote: When I step onto the court, I don't have to think about anything. If I have a problem off the court, I find that after I play, my mind is clearer and I can come up with a better solution. It's like therapy. It relaxes me and allows me to solve problems. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

When I step onto the court, I don't have to think about anything. If I have a problem off the court, I find that after I play, my mind is clearer and I can come up with a better solution. It's like therapy. It relaxes me and allows me to solve problems.


Quote: When I play against someone that's new in the league, I make him respect me. They may have heard about me, but now you get to see me actually in front of you. That drives me. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

When I play against someone that's new in the league, I make him respect me. They may have heard about me, but now you get to see me actually in front of you. That drives me.


Quote: You have to be able to say, OK, that happened back then. Now let's take it from here and see what happens. It would be very easy to hate people for the rest of your life, and some people have done that. You've got to deal with what's happening now and try to make things better. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of Michael Jordan quote; white text on black background

You have to be able to say, OK, that happened back then. Now let's take it from here and see what happens. It would be very easy to hate people for the rest of your life, and some people have done that. You've got to deal with what's happening now and try to make things better.


Quote: Sometimes I wonder what it will be like to look back on all this. Whether it will seem real. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Sometimes I wonder what it will be like to look back on all this. Whether it will seem real.


Quote: I'd take 12 guys who had a strong passion for the game over 12 guys who don't respect the game. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I'd take 12 guys who had a strong passion for the game over 12 guys who don't respect the game.


Quote: I know what I would do if I were coach. I'd determine our strengths and weaknesses and utilize them. And it's pretty clear what our strength is. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I know what I would do if I were coach. I'd determine our strengths and weaknesses and utilize them. And it's pretty clear what our strength is.


Quote: Anyone who would argue that this third-generation MDX is an SUV might as well belong to the Flat Earth Society. The 2014 Acura MDX is the perfect expression of the modern car -- capable, spacious, and friendly to drive. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Anyone who would argue that this third-generation MDX is an SUV might as well belong to the Flat Earth Society. The 2014 Acura MDX is the perfect expression of the modern car -- capable, spacious, and friendly to drive.


Quote: I'm not afraid to take a step and if I fall, I fall. I pick myself up and move on. If we can all learn one thing in life, it's don't be afraid to take on something that you believe you're capable of achieving. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I'm not afraid to take a step and if I fall, I fall. I pick myself up and move on. If we can all learn one thing in life, it's don't be afraid to take on something that you believe you're capable of achieving.


Quote: Because I want every kid to be viewed as a person rather than as a member of a certain race does not mean that I'm not black enough... Do they want me to be positive just for black kids and negative for everybody else? by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Because I want every kid to be viewed as a person rather than as a member of a certain race does not mean that I'm not black enough... Do they want me to be positive just for black kids and negative for everybody else?


Quote: I Own the guy guarding me. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I Own the guy guarding me.


Quote: Basketball isn't just about the bright lights, packed arenas and highlight reels. Basketball is a way of life. Basketball is a relationship between you and the ball, you and your teammates. If you love the game, nobody can take that from you. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Basketball isn't just about the bright lights, packed arenas and highlight reels. Basketball is a way of life. Basketball is a relationship between you and the ball, you and your teammates. If you love the game, nobody can take that from you.


Quote: Accept a loss as a learning experience, and never point fingers at your teammates. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Accept a loss as a learning experience, and never point fingers at your teammates.


Quote: I set another goal, a reasonable, manageable goal that I could realistically achieve if I worked hard enough. I approached everything step by step. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I set another goal, a reasonable, manageable goal that I could realistically achieve if I worked hard enough. I approached everything step by step.


Quote: Learning 's a gift, even when pain ,s your teacher! by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Learning 's a gift, even when pain ,s your teacher!


Quote: It's easier for me to get ready for a game on the road because you're expected to lose when you play away from home. That's a challenge to right there and that perks my competitive juices. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

It's easier for me to get ready for a game on the road because you're expected to lose when you play away from home. That's a challenge to right there and that perks my competitive juices.


Quote: The minute you get away from fundamentals -- whether its proper technique, work ethic or mental preparation -- the bottom can fall out of your game, your schoolwork, your job, whatever you're doing. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

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


Quote: Suddenly all is quiet. The other nine players? They're all moving in slow motion! I'm at normal speed! I know where everyone's going even before they know themselves. The basket is huge, maybe six feet across! How can I miss? It's like throwing a rock into a pond. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Suddenly all is quiet. The other nine players? They're all moving in slow motion! I'm at normal speed! I know where everyone's going even before they know themselves. The basket is huge, maybe six feet across! How can I miss? It's like throwing a rock into a pond.


Quote: When I got cut from the varsity team as a sophomore in high school, I learned something. I knew I never wanted to feel that bad again. I never wanted to have that taste in my mouth, that hole in my stomach. So I set a goal of becoming a starter on the varsity. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

When I got cut from the varsity team as a sophomore in high school, I learned something. I knew I never wanted to feel that bad again. I never wanted to have that taste in my mouth, that hole in my stomach. So I set a goal of becoming a starter on the varsity.


Quote: I went to a bookstore to try to find a book. The bottom line is, it all comes by trial and error. It was scary and exciting at first you don't know what to expect. But once you look into your child's eyes, you forget about that. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I went to a bookstore to try to find a book. The bottom line is, it all comes by trial and error. It was scary and exciting at first you don't know what to expect. But once you look into your child's eyes, you forget about that.


Quote: If I had been playing for money I would have complained a long time ago that I was underpaid. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

If I had been playing for money I would have complained a long time ago that I was underpaid.


Quote: Don't let them drag you down by rumors just go with what you believe in. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Don't let them drag you down by rumors just go with what you believe in.


Quote: I have failed many times, but I have never gone into a game expecting myself to fail. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I have failed many times, but I have never gone into a game expecting myself to fail.


Quote: I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me. Failure always made me try harder next time. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me. Failure always made me try harder next time.


Quote: I would tell players to relax and never think about what's at stake. Just think about the basketball game. If you start to think about who is going to win the championship, you've lost your focus. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I would tell players to relax and never think about what's at stake. Just think about the basketball game. If you start to think about who is going to win the championship, you've lost your focus.


Quote: Patience. I will become what I know I am. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Patience. I will become what I know I am.


Quote: The key to success is failure. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

The key to success is failure.


Quote: The harder I prepare, the luckier I seem to get. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

The harder I prepare, the luckier I seem to get.


Quote: Live the moment for the moment. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Live the moment for the moment.


Quote: Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.


Quote: Work ethics eliminates fear. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Work ethics eliminates fear.


Quote: I've never lost a game. I just ran out of time. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

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


Quote: To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

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


Quote: If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit.


Quote: DI can accept failure, but i can't accept not trying. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

DI can accept failure, but i can't accept not trying.


Quote: Success isn't something you chase. It's something you have to put forth the effort for constantly. Then maybe it'll come when you least expect it. Most people don't understand that. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Success isn't something you chase. It's something you have to put forth the effort for constantly. Then maybe it'll come when you least expect it. Most people don't understand that.


Quote: The good part about being famous is being able to help people. The hard part is every day you have to be in a good mood, because that is what people expect. You learn to get good at it. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

The good part about being famous is being able to help people. The hard part is every day you have to be in a good mood, because that is what people expect. You learn to get good at it.


Quote: Any fear is an illusion. You think something is standing in your way, but nothing is really there. What is there is an opportunity to do your best and gain some success. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Any fear is an illusion. You think something is standing in your way, but nothing is really there. What is there is an opportunity to do your best and gain some success.


Quote: Not every flying hero has a cape. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Not every flying hero has a cape.


Quote: Another day, another opportunity to prove everyone who doubts you wrong. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Another day, another opportunity to prove everyone who doubts you wrong.


Quote: My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.


Quote: If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

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




Quote: If it turns out that my best wasn't good enough, at least I won't look back and say that I was afraid to try; failure makes me work even harder. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

If it turns out that my best wasn't good enough, at least I won't look back and say that I was afraid to try; failure makes me work even harder.


Quote: If you are confident you have done everything possible to prepare yourself, then there is nothing to fear. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

If you are confident you have done everything possible to prepare yourself, then there is nothing to fear.


Quote: It doesn't matter if you fall down, it's whether you get back up. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

It doesn't matter if you fall down, it's whether you get back up.


Quote: Anything can happen if you are willing to put in the work and remain open to the possibility. Dreams are realized by effort, determination, passion and staying connected to that sense of who you are. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Anything can happen if you are willing to put in the work and remain open to the possibility. Dreams are realized by effort, determination, passion and staying connected to that sense of who you are.


Quote: If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: Failure gave me strength. Pain was my motivation. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Failure gave me strength. Pain was my motivation.


Quote: If you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades will take care of themselves. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

If you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades will take care of themselves. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.


Quote: I do not have a problem, I enjoy gambling, but I think people are trying to make it seem like I have a problem, because people really don't know. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I do not have a problem, I enjoy gambling, but I think people are trying to make it seem like I have a problem, because people really don't know.




Quote: In college I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete. I've been given the chance to meet all kinds of people, to travel and expand my financial capabilities, to get ideas and learn about life, to create a world apart from basketball. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

In college I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete. I've been given the chance to meet all kinds of people, to travel and expand my financial capabilities, to get ideas and learn about life, to create a world apart from basketball.


Quote: It's absolutely wrong that I don't want guys to challenge me. And the people who say that aren't in the room. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

It's absolutely wrong that I don't want guys to challenge me. And the people who say that aren't in the room.


Quote: It's hard to say if the NBA is hurt by the influx of younger players, but it's definitely impacted the league. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

It's hard to say if the NBA is hurt by the influx of younger players, but it's definitely impacted the league.


Quote: I've had tendinitis since college. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I've had tendinitis since college.


Quote: Being Michael Jordan means acting the same as I always have. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Being Michael Jordan means acting the same as I always have.


Quote: It's a habit of mine now, noticing labels, logos, shoes. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

It's a habit of mine now, noticing labels, logos, shoes.


Quote: I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

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


Quote: I will not quit this game because of what the media has done to me. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I will not quit this game because of what the media has done to me.


Quote: 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. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

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.


Quote: Winning isn't always championships. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Winning isn't always championships.


Quote: It is nerve-wracking watching my kids' games. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

It is nerve-wracking watching my kids' games.


Quote: I want to be the bridge to the next generation. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I want to be the bridge to the next generation.


Quote: I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else's talent. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

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


Quote: I'm not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I'm not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.




Quote: I'm not a Twitterer, I'm not a twerker, I'm not a Facebooker, I'm not nothing. I'm old school. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I'm not a Twitterer, I'm not a twerker, I'm not a Facebooker, I'm not nothing. I'm old school.


Quote: I won't have any competitive instincts in any sports, other than golf. I can't see being competitive in sports any more. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I won't have any competitive instincts in any sports, other than golf. I can't see being competitive in sports any more.


Quote: We all fly. Once you leave the ground, you fly. Some people fly longer than others. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

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


Quote: Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.


Quote: Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

I don't do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, I can expect half-hearted results. Most people get it the honest way by setting their goals and committing themselves to achieving their goals. That's the only way I did it anyway. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.


Quote: The best evaluation I can make of a player is to look in his eyes and see how scared they are. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

The best evaluation I can make of a player is to look in his eyes and see how scared they are.


Quote: 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.' by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

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.'


Quote: There's only one Michael Jordan. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

There's only one Michael Jordan.


Quote: I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

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.


Quote: One day, you might look up and see me playing the game at 50. Don't laugh. Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

One day, you might look up and see me playing the game at 50. Don't laugh. Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.


Quote: I'd like to be settled into somewhat of a normal life. Somewhat. I know it's never going to be completely normal. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I'd like to be settled into somewhat of a normal life. Somewhat. I know it's never going to be completely normal.


Quote: You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that.


Quote: I know the signs of scaredness. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I know the signs of scaredness.


Quote: There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don't believe there is only one greatest player either. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don't believe there is only one greatest player either.


Quote: 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. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

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.


Quote: The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.


Quote: I think the players win the championship, and the organization has something to do with it, don't get me wrong. But don't try to put the organization above the players. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of photo of author Michael Jordan with quote

I think the players win the championship, and the organization has something to do with it, don't get me wrong. But don't try to put the organization above the players.


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