If you are unaware with Michael Jordan, which you should be, let us bring you up to speed. He is a former American basketball player who led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships. He was so good we won MVP awards 5 times during his career. 

Outside of his basketball career Michael has starred in movies (Many of you know ‘Space Jam’) and has accomplished some great business deals. For instance, he is sponsored by some of the top brands such as Nike, Upper Deck, Coca-Cola and Gatorade. Lastly, his love for the game of basketball made him pursue being the owner of the Charlotte Hornets!

We enjoy motivating and inspiring you to be the best you can be on a daily basis. We figured who better to help us do that than the high flying Michael Jordan!


“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.” – Michael Jordan

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

“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.” – Michael Jordan

 “Limits, like fear, is often an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

“Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.” – Michael Jordan

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

“My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then you will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.” – Michael Jordan

“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.” – Michael Jordan

“There is no ‘i’ in team but there is in win.” – Michael Jordan

“I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.” – Michael Jordan

“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.” – Michael Jordan

“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.” – Michael Jordan

“If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.” – Michael Jordan

“We all fly. Once you leave the ground, you fly. Some people fly longer than others.” – Michael Jordan

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan

“If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.” – Michael Jordan

 “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.” – Michael Jordan

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

 “Learning’s a gift, even when pain is your teacher.” – Michael Jordan

 “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.” – Michael Jordan

“I hope the millions of people I’ve touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.” – Michael Jordan

“I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot… when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.” – Michael Jordan

“Sometimes you need to get hit in the head to realize that you’re in a fight.” – Michael Jordan

“I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era.” – Michael Jordan

“I can’t speak for the future. I have no crystal ball.” – Michael Jordan

“I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else’s talent.” – Michael Jordan


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Vance Mattila is the creator of The Inspiration Mentor. He loves helping people succeed by provided them with motivational content. You can enjoy his many articles about success, finances, entrepreneurship and life lessons. Let him know which posts are your favorite!

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