65 Michael Jordan Quotes (Life and Drive)

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Our Best Inspirational Michael Jordan Quotes

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
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 Quotes
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
My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my hero.
My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my hero. Michael Jordan
I've never been afraid to fail.
I’ve never been afraid to fail. 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.
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
Never say never because limits, like fear, are often an illusion.
Never say never because limits, like fear, are often an illusion. Michael Jordan
Winning isn't always championships.Michael Jordan Quotes
Winning isn’t always championships. Michael Jordan
There have been times when I have failed. But there have never been times when I thought I would fail. Michael Jordan Quotes
There have been times when I have failed. But there have never been times when I thought I would fail.  Michael Jordan
Winning has a price. Leadership has a price. I pushed people when they didn't wanna be pushed. I challenged people when they didn't wanna be challenged. But I never asked them to do something I wasn't willing to do myself.
Winning has a price. Leadership has a price. I pushed people when they didn’t wanna be pushed. I challenged people when they didn’t wanna be challenged. But I never asked them to do something I wasn’t willing to do myself. 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.
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
Failure makes me work even harder.
Failure makes me work even harder. Michael Jordan Quotes
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 Quotes
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

Michael Jordan on Persistence and Work Ethic

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying Michael Jordan Quotes
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. Michael Jordan
When I will lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it’s time for me to move away from the game. Michael Jordan Quotes
When I will lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it’s time for me to move away from the game. Michael Jordan
If you quit ONCE it becomes a habit. Never quit!!! Michael Jordan Quotes
If you quit ONCE it becomes a habit. Never quit!!! Michael Jordan
If you do the work, you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life. Michael Jordan Quotes
If you do the work, you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life. Michael Jordan
Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night. Michael Jordan Quotes
Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night. Michael Jordan Quotes
I never lost a game, I just ran out of time.Michael Jordan Quotes
I never lost a game, I just ran out of time.  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.
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

Michael Jordan Quotes on Success
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome Michael Jordan Quotes

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. Michael Jordan
Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work. Michael Jordan Quotes
Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work. Michael Jordan Quotes
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen Michael Jordan Quotes
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen. 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.'
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 
To be successful, you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate
To be successful, you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate. Michael Jordan
I don't do things HALF-HEARTEDLY. I know that if I do, then I can expect HALF-HEARTED results
I don’t do things HALF-HEARTEDLY. I know that if I do, then I can expect HALF-HEARTED results. Michael Jordan
Make it happen.
Make it happen. Michael Jordan 
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them
You have to expect great things of yourself before you can do them. Michael Jordan
What is love? Love is playing every game as if it's your last!
What is love? Love is playing every game as if it’s your last! Michael Jordan
Just play.  Have fun.  Enjoy the game. Michael Jordan Quotes
Just play.  Have fun.  Enjoy the game. Michael Jordan 
It's 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. People may not agree with that. I can’t live with what everyone's impression of what I should or what I shouldn't do. Michael Jordan Quotes
It’s 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. People may not agree with that. I can’t live with what everyone’s impression of what I should or what I shouldn’t do. 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.
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
Learning is a gift, even when pain is your teacher.
Learning is a gift, even when pain is your teacher.  Michael Jordan
I own the guy guarding me.
I own the guy guarding me.  Michael Jordan
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 a lack of effort. 
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 a lack of effort.  Michael Jordan 
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. Michael Jordan
I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it. Michael Jordan Quotes
I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it.  Michael Jordan
Why would I think about missing a shot that I haven’t taken yet? Michael Jordan Quotes
Why would I think about missing a shot that I haven’t taken yet? Michael Jordan
I’m not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.
I’m not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat. Michael Jordan 
I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves from era to era
I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves from era to era. 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 Quotes
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
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 Quotes
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
I play to win, whether during practice or a real game.Michael Jordan Quotes 
I play to win, whether during practice or a real game.  Michael Jordan
Don’t let them drag you down by rumors just go with what you believe in.
Don’t let them drag you down by rumors just go with what you believe in. Michael Jordan
The key to success is failure.
The key to success is failure. Michael Jordan
If I had been playing for money I would have complained a long time ago that I was underpaid.
If I had been playing for money I would have complained a long time ago that I was underpaid.  Michael Jordan 
I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else's talent. But how many people lighted the path for me? That’s the evolution of basketball. There’s no way I could have played the way I played if I didn’t watch David Thompson and guys prior to me. There’s no way Kobe could have played the way he’s played without watching me play. So, you know, that’s the evolution of basketball. You cannot change that.Michael Jordan Quotes
I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else’s talent. But how many people lighted the path for me? That’s the evolution of basketball. There’s no way I could have played the way I played if I didn’t watch David Thompson and guys prior to me. There’s no way Kobe could have played the way he’s played without watching me play. So, you know, that’s the evolution of basketball. You cannot change that. Michael Jordan 
Once I made a decision, I never thought about it again.
Once I made a decision, I never thought about it again. Michael Jordan
Relax and never think about what’s at stake. Just think about the basketball game.
Relax and never think about what’s at stake. Just think about the basketball game. 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...
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… Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan Biography

“Few athletes in the history of professional sports can match the extraordinary success enjoyed by Michael Jordan. After entering the NBA in 1984 as a gangly rookie with superhuman leaping ability, Jordan became an unstoppable scoring machine and multi-time champion, as well as a marketing icon who palled around with Bugs Bunny and convinced millions of kids to “be like Mike.” His legend still looming large almost two decades after he last laced up his Nikes in an NBA game, here are seven facts about the life of this iconic athlete” (source)

He was born on 17 February 1963 in New York City, Michael Jeffrey Jordan (most commonly referred to as MJ) is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and former NBA legend widely considered to be one of the greatest all-around players in the history of the game. He led the Chicago Bulls to 6 NBA championships (1991–93, 1996–98).

At UNC ordan was named College Player of the Year in his sophomore and junior seasons. He left North Carolina after his junior year. He then led the U.S. basketball team to Olympic gold medals in 1984 in Los Angeles and in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain.

In 1984 Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls. From the year 1991 to 1998, Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six championships in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and throughout his 15 seasons, he has won five MVP awards.

Watch on Netflix: The Last Dance (The untold story of Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls)

With five regular-season MVPs and three All-Star MVPs, Jordan became the most decorated player in the NBA. source

Jordan didn’t only excel in basketball, he was also phenomenal in baseball, golf, and acting during his hay days

After the Chicago Bulls he became the first serving President of operations to the Washington Wizards, first  After his retirement, Michael Jordan took over the Charlotte Bobcats(now Hornets) as a part-owner. He then went on to become one of the only billionaire professional basketball players in history.

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