Michael Jordan is universally recognized as the greatest basketball player in the history of the game. The number of records that Jordan holds will boggle the mind of even the most seasoned mathematics wizard. In an ESPN survey of media members, athletes and others associated with sports, Michael was declared 20th century’s greatest athletes. He is remembered for his hard work and never-give-up attitude. In 2015, Jordan became the first billionaire NBA player in history.
Featuring in a Nike sneakers advertisement, Jordan gives the secret of his success. He says, “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 succeeded.”
Failure does not equal defeat; they are two separate things. Failure is a part of every life; everyone fails at times. Defeat is when you don’t rebound, but instead allow failure to turn what could be a successful life into a wasted one through self-pity and fear of the opinions of men. Feelings of inferiority are Satan’s attempts to deny the power of God within you.
Quote: “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford