41 Michael Jordan Quotes On Basketball, Failure, Success, Talent And Work.

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Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on born February 17, 1963. He is also known by his initials MJ. He is an American businessman and former professional basketball player. He was integral in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.
Jordan played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls.

He is the principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA and of 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series.\
Source – Wikipedia.


41 Michael Jordan Quotes On Basketball, Failure, Success, Talent And Work:

  1. 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.

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

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

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

5. learning ‘s a gift, even when “pain” ,s your teacher!

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

7. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

8. Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.

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

10. 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…

  1. You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.

12. Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.

13. 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.

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

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


16. 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.

17. 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.

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

19. 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.

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

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

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

23. I’ve never been afraid to fail.

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

25. 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.


26. 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.

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

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

29. I’m patient.

30. 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.

31. 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.

32. The key to success is failure

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


34. Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.

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

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

37. 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.

38. I never thought a role model should be negative.

39. If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But 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.

40. 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

41. 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.

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