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That’s why I succeed (Michael Jordan)

michael jordanI’ve missed more than 9,000 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

 

 

 

 

Michael Jordan - I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

10 Comments

  • Mee Magnum
    Posted August 4, 2015 at 18:26

    Truth!

    And a lesson I try to teach my son. Never be afraid to miss or make a mistake. It’s the only way to learn!

    –Mee (The Chinese Quest)

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      jazzfeathers
      Posted August 4, 2015 at 18:30

      That’s a hard lesson to learn, isn’t it?

  • Sue Archer
    Posted August 4, 2015 at 19:02

    What a great inspirational quote for the day! We’re taught to avoid failure, when really trying and failing is the only way we can learn. I will continue to remind myself of this when I am worried about mistakes. :)

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      jazzfeathers
      Posted August 4, 2015 at 19:16

      It is a very good quote. It really struck me when I first read it. I think you’re right, it’s because we’re taught to avoid failure.

      Another great quote is Neil Gaiman’s “I hope you’ll fail.” For the same reason ;-)

  • Jeri Burns
    Posted August 5, 2015 at 02:13

    Great quote, thanks for sharing it. It reminds of a quote that is usually attributed to Confucius: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but rising every time we fall.”

    Hope you are well!

  • Celine Jeanjean
    Posted August 5, 2015 at 03:53

    What an awesome, awesome quote! I need to keep that in mind — I’m too much of a perfectionist and I have kittens any time I make a mistake.

    I guess the way to look at mistakes and failures is as getting one more out of the way and therefore being one step closer to success!

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      jazzfeathers
      Posted August 7, 2015 at 05:31

      Uhm… well, I actually think at mistakes as an unexpected way to learn something I didn’t know I need to learn ;-)

  • Alex Hurst
    Posted August 10, 2015 at 07:28

    I will always love Michael Jordan. There really was something about him to be looked up to, and that quote just solidifies it for me. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      jazzfeathers
      Posted August 10, 2015 at 11:43

      I don’t know him very well, but that quote is truly good. And I’ve read other very good ones too.

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