Top Inspiring Michael Jordan Quotes on Failure, Limit, Teamwork and Focus

Michael Jordan Quotes

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”

“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

“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.” – Michael Jordan

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

Michael Jordan Quotes

Michael Jordan Quotes

“If you quit ONCE it becomes a habit. Never quit!!” – Michael Jordan

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

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

“Every time I feel tired while I am exercising and training, I close my eyes to see that picture, to see that list with my name. This usually motivates me to work again.” – Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan Quotes

Michael Jordan Quotes

Michael Jordan Quotes on Work

“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.” – Michael Jordan

“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” – 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

“There are plenty of teams in every sport that have great players and never win titles. Most of the time, those players aren’t willing to sacrifice for the greater good of the team. The funny thing is, in the end, their unwillingness to sacrifice only makes individual goals more difficult to achieve. One thing I believe to the fullest is that if you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades will take care of themselves. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan Quotes

Michael Jordan Quotes

“Failure makes me work even harder.” – Michael Jordan

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

“I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me. Failure always made me try harder next time.” – Michael Jordan

“You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.” – Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan Quotes

Michael Jordan Quotes

Michael Jordan Quotes on Teamwork

“Champions do not become champions when they win an event, but in the hours, weeks, and months, and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely a demonstration of their championship character.” – 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

“The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, a place I’ve always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It’s been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It’s a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.” – Michael Jordan

“My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn’t stand the sideline.” – Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan Quotes

Michael Jordan Quotes

“Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.” – Michael Jordan

“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.”

“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.” – Michael Jordan

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

Michael Jordan Quotes

Michael Jordan Quotes

Michael Jordan Quotes on Failure

“Never say never, because of limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

“Don’t let them drag you down by rumors just go with what you believe in.” – Michael Jordan

“You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.” – Michael Jordan

“Patience. I will become what I know I am.” – Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan Quotes

Michael Jordan Quotes

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

“Make It Happen.” – Michael Jordan

“I won’t have any competitive instincts in any sports, other than golf. I can’t see being competitive in sports anymore.” – Michael Jordan

“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.” – Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan Quotes

Michael Jordan Quotes

Michael Jordan Quotes on Focus

“It’s a heavy duty to try to do everything and please everybody. My job was to go out there and play the game of basketball as best I can and provide entertainment for everyone who wanted to watch basketball. Obviously, people may not agree with that; again, I can’t live with what everyone’s impression of what I should or what I shouldn’t do.” – Michael Jordan

“What is love? Love is playing every game as if it’s your last.” – 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

“Once I made a decision, I never thought about it again.” – Michael Jordan

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