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
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
These are some of my fav Michael Jordan quotes. I’m personally not a fan of basketball, so all of the records he’s held don’t really mean much to me. When my fiance and I were first dating, he told me that Jordan was one of his role models. It sparked my interest to look into why so many people admire him and want to “be like mike”. What I found was that this man had a great story, a lot of awesome things to say, and now I understand his influence so much more. He went from not making it on the varsity team his sophomore year of highschool, to being deemed by many, as the greatest athelete of all time. He showed that hard work, perseverance, and believing in yourself is the key to getting where you want to be.
Although most poeple were introduced to him through basketball, he still continues to be a positive influence on so many because he encourages everyone to take a challenge head on, and not give up. He believed it, and he lived it. Some loved him for his game, some for his shoes, and some for his passion in everything he set out to accomplish. He wasn’t just a great athlete, but also a positive thinker and a role model who inspired an entire generation. His words can still continue to move and motivate us. Shoot for your dreams!
Check out Michael Jordan’s “Maybe” commercial for some inspiration.