25 Powerful Quotes of Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is the kind of guy you don’t just like — you love. He’s your favorite player and your role model. You want to be like him or at least dreamed about it when you were a kid. But it’s not just because he’s a terrific basketball player; he has a way of making everything he does seem effortless, even if it’s clearly not. 

25 Powerful Quotes of Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He was a 6x NBA Champion, 5x NBA MVP, 14x All-Star, 2x Olympic Gold Medal winner just to name a few of his accolades. It’s hard not to admire someone who can do all that and still manage to throw down some of the most famous quotes in history. 

Here are 25 Powerful quotes of Michael Jordan

  1. 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.”
  2. “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.”
  3. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six 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.”
  4.  “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”
  5. “Heart is what separates the good from the great.”
  6.  “Once you leave the ground, you fly. Some people fly longer than others.”
  7. “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.”
  8. “Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.”
  9.  “Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.”
  10.  “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.”
  11. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”
  12.  “Relax and never think about what’s at stake. Just think about the basketball game.”
  13.  “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.”
  14.  “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.”
  15. “The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can’t let yourself be beat because of lack of effort.”
  16. “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”
  17.  “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.”
  18. “There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player and I don’t believe there is only one greatest player either.”
  19. “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.”
  20.  “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.”
  21.  “The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.”
  22. “Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.”
  23. “If you start to think about who is going to win the championship, you’ve lost your focus.”
  24. “Learning’s a gift, even when pain is your teacher.”
  25. “To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.”



Michael Jordan’s quotes aren’t just motivational pronouncements; they reflect the core values that shaped his legendary career. They offer valuable life lessons applicable to everyone. His emphasis on perseverance, overcoming obstacles, and the power of believing in yourself resonates with people from all walks of life. 


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Reavnth Goud

Reavnth Goud

Reavnth Goud is a Content writer who loves to write on Self-Improvement and nonfictional books. He enjoys more in Solitude And walking in nature.

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