Inspirational quotes by Michael Jordan that everyone should live by

Michael Jordan, widely known as the GOAT of basketball gave us some inspirational quotes that made him successful in his life.

Michael Jeffery Jordan is regarded as one of the best players in basketball history and is wildly known as the greatest of all time, his competitive spirit is never-ending, his vindictiveness in the court scare his opponents, he dominated the 90s like no player ever dominated other than Bill Russel.

Jordan accomplishments are never-ending, the most impressive accomplishment of his illustrious career is winning 6 championships in 6 tries and 6 Finals MVP (most in NBA history), if this was not enough he three-peated twice a feat only 3 teams have achieved other than the Bulls, he is a 5 times MVP, one time Defensive player of the year, Rookie of the Yea, Ten-time All-NBA First Team, Nine-time NBA All-Defensive First Team, 14-time NBA All-Star; Three-time NBA All-Star MVP, 50th Anniversary All-Time Team, Ten scoring titles which is an NBA record and seven consecutive matching Wilt Chamberlain, Retired with the NBA’s highest-scoring average ever of 30.1 points per game and finally is a Hall of Fame inductee.


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.

6-time champion was not a ready-made product he went through the wall so many times which help him succeed in his life. He was drafted by the Bulls in 1986 and could not make it through the first round of the playoffs for his first three years and when he was able to get by first-round he was twice eliminated in the conference semi-final and conference finals. For the first 6 six years of his career, he was just a great player and hit the wall every year but at the end of the day he was able to figure out how to climb the wall or go through it, it was over for the league as in his own words, “There’s a new sheriff in town”.

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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

The Black Jesus in his career took a total of 24,537 shots in his NBA career and made 12,192 of those shots, even though he is an efficient scorer who can score at his will from anywhere on the floor but yet the point he is trying to make is that to try and try and try, it doesn’t matter if you miss or fail what matters is how you get back up from it, failure is a part of life and that failures will only lead us to the successful man we will be.

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I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come

As everyone has heard that practice makes the man perfect, it is one of the best rules to live your life by, Jordan always took practice so seriously that he actually during a heated argument with his teammate Steve Kerr, he punched him, for 5 time MVP winner practice was just like a real game, as we have seen in his 10 part documentary The Last Dance and how he pushed everyone with him to achieve nothing but success, Luc Longely, Tony Kukoc, Steve Kerr, Scottie Pippen all were rubbed off of Jordan’s work ethic and worked harder each to achieve the ultimate goal.

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

This is the truth of how one’s mind work, thinking about the consequence will automatically result in thinking negative thoughts, thus Jordan never thought of the result without conscience he took most of the game winners and go-ahead buckets, thinking about the result will not do any good but only derail us down, 2-time olympian, in his career has missed so many clutch shots but he never let those misses get to his mind or decrease his confidence.

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Michael Jordan has been a great inspiration in my own life, studying his career’s ups and downs through 1986 to his retirement and learning how to be competitive and to give it all to a profession that one has selected and never to back down by any failure or difficulty one faces in life.