I am quite sure that anyone who is living at this world knows Michael Jordan and how dominant he is during the peak of his basketball career. As a person who loves playing basketball so much, I look up into him and sometimes wishing that I can play like him (who didn’t anyway?). And now his ankle breaking moves and game winning shots won’t be seen anymore, people seems to forget the plays, dunks and layups he has made his entire career.
But for me, his contribution in the world of sports and in basketball in general won’t be forgotten nor be disregarded for the next 100 years or so. And aside from his greatness in basketball, he also inspires me with his motivating and inspirational words that boils down into how he got and reach success from the game he loves the most.
Below you will find some of his quotes and words that for me, are truly inspiring and motivating that helps the fire in me keep on burning. Check it out.
Oh by the way, MJ23 just celebrated his 50th birthday last February of 2013. So consider this post as my tribute to Air Jordan as well.
And here’s some more for you to ponder upon.
“I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot… when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Sometimes you need to get hit in the head to realize that you’re in a fight.”
“Limits, like fear, is often an illusion.”
“I want to be perceived as a guy who played his best in all facets, not just scoring. A guy who loved challenges.”
Michael Jordan quotes or words of wisdom are indeed inspiring and uplifting. It applies not only for the game of basketball but also for our daily living as well.
So, do you have any favorite Michael Jordan quotes? Let me hear about it via the comment section below.
About The Featured Image:
Image shows the winning last jump shot of Michael Jordan at the Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals between Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz. Michael Jordan hit a jump shot with 5.2 seconds left in the game to put the Bulls on top 87–86, Chicago won after John Stockton missed a 3 point field goal attempt. Game 6 was the final game with the Bulls for Michael Jordan and coach Phil Jackson (they both returned in the NBA after short period of retirement).
Here is the video of this epic moment and heart pounding jump shot of the legendary Michael Jordan.