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Michael Jordan Quotes  

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  • I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else’s talent
  • Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.
  • Once I made a decision, I never thought about it again
  • It’s heavy duty to try to do everything and please everybody My job was to go out there and play the game of basketball as best I can People may not agree with that I can’t live with what everyone’s impression of what I should or what I shouldn’t do
  • I've never lost a game I just ran out of time.
  • Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise
  • 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
  • I own the guy guarding me
  • 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
  • The key to success is failure
  • You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them
  • Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships
  • Enjoy every minute of life Never second-guess life
  • I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot… When you think about the consequences you will always think of the negative result
  • If it turns out that my best wasn’t good enough, at least I won’t look back and say I was afraid to try
  • When I will lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it’s time for me to move away from the game
  • Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
  • If I had been playing for money I would have complained a long time ago that I was underpaid
  • I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
  • My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn’t stand the sideline
  • The game is my wife It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace
  • 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
  • I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed
  • 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
  • Being Michael Jordan means acting the same as I always have
  • Make it happen
  • Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night
  • I can accept failure, everyone fails at something But I can’t accept not trying
  • I’ve never lost a game I just ran out of time
  • I know the signs of scaredness
  • I mean we all fly Once you leave the ground, you fly Some people fly longer than others
  • To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail
  • You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them
  • Live the moment for the moment
  • In reality, I never want to grow up
  • Best evaluation I can make of a player is to look in his eyes and see how scared they are
  • Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation
  • 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.
  • If you do the work you get rewarded There are no shortcuts in life
  • There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, & I don’t believe there is only one greatest player either
  • Learning’s a gift, even when pain is your teacher
  • Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work
  • The best come from the worst
  • Winning isn’t always championships
  • I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era
  • Heart is what separates the good from the great
  • If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome
  • How many times have your parents told you not to do things, and the next thing you know, you go do it? And you realized you shouldn’t have done it
  • 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
  • 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
  • I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me Failure always made me try harder the next time
  • I want to be the bridge to the next generation
  • 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, and others make it happen.
  • For a competitive junkie like me, golf is a great solution because it smacks you in the face every time you think you’ve accomplished something That to me has taken over a lot of the energy and competitiveness for basketball
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sometimes you need to get hit in the head to realize that you’re in a fight
  • 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
  • There is no I in team but there is in win
  • 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
  • If you quit once it becomes a habit Never quit!
  • I play to win, whether during practice or a real game
  • 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
  • Even when I’m old and gray, I won’t be able to play it, but I’ll still love the game – Michael Jordan
  • 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
  • I’m not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat
  • I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive I had to get out there and go for it
  • Do I need my number retired throughout the course of the league to acknowledge what I’ve done? No
  • Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion
  • 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
  • My challenge when I came back was to face the young talent, to dissect their games, and show them maybe that they needed to learn more about the game than just the money aspect
  • If you quit ONCE it becomes a habit.Never quit!!!
  • Failure is acceptable but not trying is a whole different ball park
  • My heroes are and were my parents I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes
  • 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
  • Don’t let them drag you down by rumors just go with what you believe in
  • In any investment, you expect to have fun and make money
  • I want to be perceived as a guy who played his best in all facets, not just scoring A guy who love challenges
  • It’s absolutely wrong that I don’t want guys to challenge me And the people who say that aren’t in the room