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  I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I have been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit!  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn't stand the sideline.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  Obstacles dont have to stop you. If you run into a wall, dont turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.  
 -  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.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I cant accept not trying.  
 -  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
  

  I have always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  I have always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I dont do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.  
 -  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
  

  My heroes are and were my parents. I cant see having anyone else as my heroes.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  What is love? Love is playing every game as if it is your last.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  There was never any fear for me, no fear of failure. If I miss a shot, so what?  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  The good part about being famous is being able to help people. The hard part is every day you have to be in a good mood, because that is what people expect. You learn to get good at it.  
 -  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. Dont isolate.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  I am not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  One day you might look up and see me playing the game at fifty. Oh, dont laugh, dont laugh. Never say never. Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  Many people have God-given talent, and I am certainly one of them. But what has set me apart throughout my entire life is that you'll never find anyone more competitive than I am. I will not settle for second in anything.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  I visualized where I wanted to be, what kind of player I wanted to become. I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and I focused on getting there.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  There was never any fear for me, no fear of failure. If I miss a shot, so what?  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  What is love? Love is playing every game as if it's your last.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.  
 -  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.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.  
 -  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
  

  One day you might look up and see me playing the game at fifty. Oh, don't laugh, don't laugh. Never say never. Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  Many people have God-given talent, and I'm certainly one of them. But what has set me apart throughout my entire life is that you'll never find anyone more competitive than I am. I will not settle for second in anything.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  I just feel that my competitive drive is far greater than anyone else that I've met and I think that I thrive on that. I think that is my biggest motivation in life; to compete, find different competitions in certain things in life and try to overcome that, be it positive or negative.  
 -  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.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn't stand the sideline.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  For a competitive junkie like me, golf is a great solution because it smacks you in the face every time you think you have accomplished something. That to me has taken over a lot of the energy and competitiveness for basketball.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  Gambling is legal and betting is legal, for what I bet.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  For a short time we lived quietly. But this could not last. White men had found gold in the mountains around the land of winding water.  
 -  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
  

  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
  

  I just feel that my competitive drive is far greater than anyone else that Ive met and I think that I thrive on that. I think that is my biggest motivation in life; to compete, find different competitions in certain things in life and try to overcome that, be it positive or negative.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.  
 -  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
  

  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
  

  For a competitive junkie like me, golf is a great solution because it smacks you in the face every time you think you have accomplished something. That to me has taken over a lot of the energy and competitiveness for basketball.  
 -  Michael Jordan