Ellevyn Irwin <ellevyn23>

Some quotes by a living legend4/20/06
 
Even when I'm old and grey, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game.
Michael Jordan

I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying.
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 never thought a role model should be negative.
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

I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish.
Michael Jordan

I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don't do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.
Michael Jordan

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

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

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day.
Michael Jordan
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