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Top 70 Inspirational And Motivational Michael Jordan Quotes

Micheal Jordan Quotes, Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963. The American professional player is the greatest basketball player of all time, who is also knowns as MJ. Jordan has numerous unmatched accomplishments including 5-time most valuable player, 6 NBA championships, 10-time All-NBA first team, 2-time Olympic gold medal winner, 6-time finals most valuable player, NBA rookie of the year, an NCAA national championship, and a lot more. Apart from this, he is also a successful entrepreneur and inspiration to millions of people.

Life has its ups and downs and we all face failures, what matters is how soon we get up after falling down. If you are having a tough phase in your life, all you need to do is keep going. Hard work and positivity will surely pay off real soon because bad times don’t last forever.

The famous basketball has a positive approach towards life. Jordan tells his fans and well-wishers to keep going and working hard and you will achieve your goals. MJ has put his experiences into words, these Michael Jordan Quotes will help you get motivated and never give up on your goals.

If you feel like you can’t do enough to attain your dreams, check out the following MIchael Jordan Quotes to be motivated and inspired.

 

“You can practice shooting 8 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

“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

 

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

 “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 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

 “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.”  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
 
 “Once I made a decision, I never thought about it again.”  Michael Jordan
 
 “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”  Michael Jordan
 
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” Michael Jordan
 
“To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.”  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’ve accomplished something. That to me has taken over a lot of the energy and competitiveness for basketball.” – Michael Jordan
“My challenge when I came back was to face the young talent, to dissect their games, and show them maybe that they needed to learn more about the game than just the money aspect.” – 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
“I play to win, whether during practice or a real game.”  Michael Jordan
“The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.” – 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.” – 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
“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
“Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.”  Michael Jordan
“There is no “I” in team but there is in win.”  Michael Jordan
“In college I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete. I’ve been given the chance to meet all kinds of people, to travel and expand my financial capabilities, to get ideas and learn about life, to create a world apart from basketball.” – Michael Jordan
“The best come from the worst.”  Michael Jordan
“If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit!”  Michael Jordan
“Don’t let them drag you down by rumors just go with what you believe in.”  Michael Jordan
“My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn’t stand the sideline.” – Michael Jordan
“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”  Michael Jordan
“Make it happen”  Michael Jordan
“The key to success is failure.”  Michael Jordan
“If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.”  Michael Jordan
“I would tell players to relax and never think about what’s at stake. Just think about the basketball game. If you start to think about who is going to win the championship, you’ve lost your focus.” – Michael Jordan
“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” Michael Jordan
“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 Jordan
“I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me. Failure always made me try harder the next time.” – Michael Jordan
“I’ve never lost a game I just ran out of time.” – Michael Jordan
 “Be true to the game, because the game will be true to you. If you try to shortcut the game, then the game will shortcut you. If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you. That’s truly about the game, and in some ways that’s about life too.” – Michael Jordan
“I’m not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.” – Michael Jordan
“Heart is what separates the good from the great.” – 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
Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion – Michael Jordan
 “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”  Michael Jordan
 
 “Learning’s a gift, even when pain is your teacher.”  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 beaten because of lack of effort.” – Michael Jordan
 “Failure is acceptable. but not trying is a whole different ballpark.”  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
 “I would tell players to relax and never think about what’s at stake. Just think about the basketball game. If you start to think about who is going to win the championship, you’ve lost your focus.” – Michael Jordan
 “There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, & I don’t believe there is only one greatest player either.” – Michael Jordan
 “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.” – Michael Jordan
 “I hope the millions of people I’ve touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and perseverance with a positive attitude.” – Michael Jordan
“In college, I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete. I’ve been given the chance to meet all kinds of people, to travel and expand my financial capabilities, to get ideas and learn about life, to create a world apart from basketball.” – Michael Jordan
 “I want to be perceived as a guy who played his best in all facets, not just scoring. A guy who loves challenges.” – Michael Jordan
 “Live the moment for the moment.” – Michael Jordan
 “If I had been playing for money I would have complained a long time ago that I was underpaid.” – Michael Jordan
 “Winning isn’t always championships.” – 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 beaten because of lack of effort – 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.” – 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.” – Michael Jordan
 “How many times have your parents told you not to do things, and the next thing you know, you go do it? And you realized you shouldn’t have done it.”  – Michael Jordan
 “My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes.” – Michael Jordan
 “I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else’s talent.” – Michael Jordan
 “It’s absolutely wrong that I don’t want guys to challenge me. And the people who say that aren’t in the room.” – Michael Jordan
 “I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era.”  – Michael Jordan
 “Success isn’t something you chase. It is something you have to put forth the effort for constantly; then maybe it’ll come when you least expect it.” – 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
 “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 Jordan
 “I’m not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.” – 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
 “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
 “I accept failure, everyone fails at something.  But I can’t accept not trying” – Michael Jordan
69 – “Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.” – Michael Jordan
 “If I had been playing for money I would have complained a long time ago that I was underpaid.” – Michael Jordan

 

Nothing is a piece of cake and you don’t succeed overnight. It needs lots of efforts, belief, and positive approach. Hopefully, these Michael Jordan Quotes gave you an overall new perspective about life.

We wish you a life full of success! 🙂

 

 

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