"I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed."
Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan

Quotes on Success:

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 can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying

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

The best evaluation I can make of a player is to look in his eyes and see how scared they are

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

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.

If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit!

Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation

Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work

Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion

To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail

Don’t let them drag you down by rumors just go with what you believe in

I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era

"If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life”

Quotes on Success:

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed

Once I made a decision, I never thought about it again

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

The key to success is failure.

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen

Learning’s a gift, even when pain is your teacher

Failure is acceptable. but not trying is a whole different ball park

I play to win, whether during practice or a real game

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them

The reason why Discipline is hard to maintain is because it is hard to maintain. It takes work.

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

The best comes from the worst

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



Michael Jordon is an American former professional basketball player. He is the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Jordan won his first NBA championship in 1991, playing for Chicago Bulls. He repeated the feat in 1992 and 1993 and then again in 1996, 1997 and 1998. Jordan has won record six NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards and ten scoring titles. He has also won five MVP Awards, three All-Star Game MVP Awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA All-Star Game selections and the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award in 1988.

In 1999, ESPN named Jordan the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN. He was included into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2015.

Jordan was named Chief Wish Ambassador of The Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2008. In the wake of Hurricane Florence that damaged parts of North Carolina, Jordan donated $2 million to relief efforts. In 2019, he gave $1 million to aid the Bahamas’ recovery following Hurricane Dorian.