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Be Like Michael

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

I think pretty much everybody agree that Michael Jordan was a phenomenal athlete, and an extremely successful one as well.  We should all try and be like Michael.  Not because we should all try and be first class athletes.  That’s a nice dream, but we can’t all do that, there’d be nobody to watch if we were all playing  🙂  No we should all adopt his attitude of trying and failing.  Michael Jordan wasn’t afraid to try and he wasn’t afraid of failing.  He let go of the fear of failing and it helped him to succeed.

That’s pretty amazing. When you think about it, some of his biggest failures were on national television and live in front of thousands of fans. His lack of fear of failing led him to keep trying and trying, and as a result, having more and more success.  Imagine what your like if you would allow yourself to be like Michael?  Just go out there and try without any fear of failure.  What would you accomplish?  Really the sky is the limit.  So be like Michael and don’t let your fear of failure stopping you from succeeding.

Not Giving up

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

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had smooth sailing for every task that we had to undertake.  No roadblocks, no challenges and no difficulties?  It would be great, but that world exists only in my fantasies, and we live in real life.  In real life, things go wrong, we hit speed bumps and challenges along the way.  I see it happen a lot in school.  Kids who have sailed through elementary and middle school hit high school and a subject that they start to struggle with. It totally throws them for a loop.  Many of them have no idea how to cope and end up just dropping that class or dropping down to a lower level.  It kills me to see them do that.  The same thing happens in life, we get stuck, or we hit dead ends on projects or what seem like insurmountable barriers.  Don’t give up.  Keep pushing through.  Maybe take a break, enlist reinforcements or whatever else you have to do.  But don’t give up.  There is usually a solution to almost every difficulty.  Even if you just break through one small aspect of your obstacle, it’s still a start.  And who knows, that one small break make cause another break, and another until you have powered your way through.

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