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Michael Jordan's Motivational Quotes - The Sport Of Basketball's Greatest Player

By Edited Aug 10, 2015 1 2

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Michael Jordan Quotes
The sport of basketball has produced some of the most amazing players in the NBA and the world have ever seen. Some of them have become known all around the world while others have become some of the greatest that they are forever etched in history as the best players. Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, and Magic Johnson are prominent among the list of basketball greats who wore NBA jerseys. However, one of them stands out – Michael Jordan. He is considered to be the greatest of them all in the sport of basketball.

At the same time that we are amazed by his feats, we are also boggled how he achieved his greatness in his sport. He is famous and very well-known around the world. In fact, some of us love to collect anything related with his name such as Michael Jordan authographed items. We could say that it’s because of training, determination, and discipline. Yes, these character traits of an athlete are what make a man do well in his sport. However, the truth is just simple – Michael Jordan just loves what he does. Loving what he does made him great in basketball.

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We can get some insights on how Michael Jordan did his basketball training, how he practiced and disciplined himself by reading between the lines of his motivational quotes.

Michael Jordan Basketball Inspiration Quotes

Here are some of the best motivational quotes ever: 

1) It doesn’t matter if you win as long as you give everything in your heart.

Winning is not the only thing to be pursued in sport. There are other things that make you good with your sport. Things like determination to win a game or loving the game itself. As Michael Jordan has said, winning doesn’t determine how good you are, what determines your expertise in a chosen sport is how you give your all – your heart – in a particular game.

2) I've missed more than 9,000 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.

Do you know what makes a great man in sport? Michael Jordan knows. It is failure. Failure makes us realize where we lack in a certain aspect of our chosen sport; failure let us learn our limits. If we know our limits

Michael Jordan Motivational Quotes
 we will know how to improve upon them the next time that we practice and play. As they say, you should try, and try, and try, until you succeed. With this motivational quote, Michael Jordan is saying never to give up even if you are battered with so many failures in life. Failures are your stepping stones to success.

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3) If you do the work you get rewarded, there are no shortcuts in life.

There are no shortcuts in life. There are no reliable get-rich-quick schemes or get-successful-guide-fast-ways out there. If you want to succeed, Michael Jordan said that you should do the work. Swear it out. Any sport, like basketball, needs concentration, hard work and discipline to succeed.

4) I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. 

Michael Jordan Inspirational Quotes
But I can't accept not trying.

Everybody fails at a certain point in life. Therefore, you should not whimper or be sulking if you are experiencing a bad turn in your life. If you fail at a certain undertaking, the Great Michael Jordan of Basketball said that you should try again, again, and again. Not trying again is not an option, not trying again shouldn't be accepted.

These are just some of Michael Jordan’s best motivational quotes that we can apply in our chosen sport, especially in basketball, as well as in our lives.

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Comments

Sep 5, 2012 1:06pm
adragast
Nice and inspirational!
Nov 1, 2012 7:41am
Dioxy
Thank you for reading Adragast. Yes, he is truly a very inspirational athlete.
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