Michael Jordan Quotes Proven for Success in Life 

Michael Jordan quotes are a testament to his success. Here are some of his most inspiring quotes to help you achieve your goals.

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Michael Jordan is known as the greatest basketball player of all time. He is a six-time NBA champion, five-time MVP, and 14-time All-Star. Jordan’s career was full of achievements and records, but his story is even more inspiring than his stats.

Born in 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, Michael Jordan was one of five children of James and Deloris Jordan. When he was young, his family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. Jordan was always a natural athlete, and he began playing basketball at a young age. He was a standout player at Laney High School, and he was recruited to play for the University of North Carolina.

In 1984, Jordan was drafted by the NBA’s Chicago Bulls. Jordan quickly became a star player, and in 1991, he led the Bulls to their first championship. Jordan went on to win six NBA championships with the Bulls.

Jordan’s legacy extended far beyond his time on the basketball court. He became a successful businessman. As of 2022, his net worth is estimated at $2.1 billion. 

In 2016 Jordan became the first billionaire player in NBA history. His post-basketball career is incredibly successful, and he is widely considered to be the greatest basketball player of all time.

Here are some of Michael Jordan most inspiring quotes

50 Michael Jordan Quotes

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

2. “If you quit ONCE it becomes a habit. Never quit!!!”

3. “Make It Happen”

4. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”

5. “The key to success is failure

6. “I have failed many times, and that’s why I am a success.”

7. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.”

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

9. “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.”

10. “What is love? Love is playing every game as if it’s your last!”

11. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”

12. “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.”

13. “I failed so therefore I succeed. ”

14. “To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.”

15. “Once I made a decision, I never thought about it again.”

16. “Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”

17. “The best come from the worst”

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Most Inspiring Jordan quotes

18. “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.”

19. “The best come from the worst.”

20. “Heart is what separates the good from the great.” 

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

22. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen.”

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

24. “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.”

25. “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.”

 26. “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.” 

27. “I’ve never lost a game I just ran out of time.”

28. “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.”

29. “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”

30. “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.”

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

32. “Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.”

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Michael Jordan famous quotes

33. “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…”

34. “learning ‘s a gift, even when “pain” ,s your teacher!”

35. “I play to win, whether during practice or a real game.”

36. “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.” 

37. “Never say never, because limits, like fear, are often just an illusion.”

38. “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.”

39. “If nobody will help you, do it alone! There is no ‘i’ in team, but there is ‘1’ in WIN!”

40. “If I had been playing for money I would have complained a long time ago that I was underpaid.”

41. “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.” 

42. “I want to be perceived as a guy who played his best in all facets, not just scoring. A guy who love challenges.”

43. “I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”

44. “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.”

45. “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.”

46. “There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, & I don’t believe there is only one greatest player either.” 

47. “Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.” 

48. “Sometimes you need to get hit in the head to realize that you’re in a fight.”

49. “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.”

50. “I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else’s talent.” 

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