Michael Jordan Quotes About Hard Work, Life, Goals, Practice, Funny

The full name of Michael Jordan is Michael Jeffrey Jordan. He is an American former professional basketball player. He is the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Here we have shared Michael Jordan quotes about hard work, teamwork, life, goals, practice, funny, last dance, inspirational, and motivational.

Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. His height is 1.98 m. His wife’s name Juanita Vanoy (m. 1989–2006), Yvette Prieto (m. 2013).

Michael Jordan quotes

“It’s absolutely wrong that I don’t want guys to challenge me. And the people who say that aren’t in the room.” – Michael Jordan

“Playing sick. That is so hard to do. It has to be a total mental challenge, as well as the physical challenge.” – Michael Jordan

“I think the players win the championship, and the organization has something to do with it, don’t get me wrong. But don’t try to put the organization above the players.” – Michael Jordan

“I want to be the bridge to the next generation.” – 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

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

“Champions do not become champions when they win an event, but in the hours, weeks, and months, and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely a demonstration of their championship character.” – Michael Jordan

“Best evaluation I can make of a player is to look in his eyes and see how scared they are.” – Michael Jordan

“To put it another way, Michael Jordan was a gym rat.” – Michael Jordan

“Overall, I think Michael Jordan is the greatest athlete in any particular sport. He dominated the game for the Chicago Bulls and brought the NBA to its greatest peak of popularity.” – Michael Jordan

“You can practice shooting 8 hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.” – Michael Jordan

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“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.” – Michael Jordan

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – 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

“Do I need my number retired throughout the course of the league to acknowledge what I’ve done? No.” – Michael Jordan

“I mean we all fly. Once you leave the ground, you fly. Some people fly longer than others.” – Michael Jordan

“The basketball court for me, during a game, is the most peaceful place I can imagine. On the basketball court, I worry about nothing. When I’m out there, no one can bother me.” – 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

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“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

“I want to play for years.” – Michael Jordan

“In 1981, when I went down to visit Georgia Tech, I watched Michael Jordan play and literally get ridiculed for taking a jump shot in the championship game that went off the backboard, and they won. People are forgetting that Michael was just one of the players when they went to the Dream Team.” -John Salley – Michael Jordan

“People ask me if I could fly, I said, “yeah…. for a little while.” – Michael Jordan

“I’m not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.” – Michael Jordan

“It is nerve-wracking watching my kids’ games.” – Michael Jordan

“It’s hard to say if the NBA is hurt by the influx of younger players, but it’s definitely impacted the league.” – Michael Jordan

“I can’t speak for the future. I have no crystal ball.” – Michael Jordan

“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.” – Michael Jordan

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“Once I made a decision, I never thought about it again.” – Michael Jordan

“Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.” – Michael Jordan

“I want to wake up every day and do whatever comes in my mind, and not feel pressure or obligations to do anything else in my life.” – Michael Jordan

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

“My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn’t stand the sideline.” – Michael Jordan

“There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don’t believe there is only one greatest player either.” – Michael Jordan

“I want to be perceived as a guy who played his best in all facets, not just scoring. A guy who loved challenges.” – Michael Jordan

“I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else’s talent.” – 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

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“Failure is acceptable. but not trying is a whole different ballpark.” – Michael Jordan

“I know the signs of sacredness.” – Michael Jordan

“My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes.” – Michael Jordan

“If it turns out that my best wasn’t good enough, at least I won’t look back and say I was afraid to try.” – Michael Jordan

“In college, I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete. I’ve been given the chance to meet all kinds of people, to travel and expand my financial capabilities, to get ideas and learn about life, to create a world apart from basketball.” – Michael Jordan

“I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me. Failure always made me try harder the next time.” – Michael Jordan

“I wasn’t really a work-conscious type of person. I was a player. I loved to play sports.” – 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

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“I’ve never been afraid to fail.” – Michael Jordan

“I want to do for rebounds what Michael Jordan did for dunks.” – Michael Jordan

“I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it.” – Michael Jordan

“There’s only one Michael Jordan.” – 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 I had been playing for money I would have complained a long time ago that I was underpaid.” – Michael Jordan

“If you look up the definition of greatness in the dictionary, it will say Michael Jordan.” – Michael Jordan

“It is easy to choose a path of anonymity and lead an empty life. But to strive hard and lead an impactful life, one needs a burning desire to realize dreams. ” – Michael Jordan

“When I will lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it’s time for me to move away from the game.” – 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

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“To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.” – Michael Jordan

“Winning isn’t always championships.” – Michael Jordan

“In reality, I never want to grow up.” – Michael Jordan

“Learning’s a gift, even when pain is your teacher.” – Michael Jordan

“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.” – Michael Jordan

“I never thought a role model should be negative.” – Michael Jordan

“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.” – Michael Jordan

“The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, a place I’ve always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It’s been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It’s a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.” – Michael Jordan

“If somebody says no to you, or if you get cut, Michael Jordan was cut his first year, but he came back and he was the best ever. That is what you have to have. The attitude that I’m going to show everybody, I’m going to work hard to get better and better.” – Michael Jordan

“Live the moment for the moment.” – Michael Jordan

“In any investment, you expect to have fun and make money.” – Michael Jordan

“I will not quit this game because of what the media has done to me.” – Michael Jordan

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“What is love? Love is playing every game as if it’s your last!” – Michael Jordan

“My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” – Michael Jordan

“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.” – Michael Jordan

“Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.” – Michael Jordan

“When I was young, I had to learn the fundamentals of basketball. You can have all the physical ability in the world, but you still have to know the fundamentals.” – Michael Jordan

“I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves from era to era.” – Michael Jordan

“The best come from the worst.” – Michael Jordan

“Gambling is legal and betting is legal, for what I bet.” – 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

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“The key to success is a failure.” – Michael Jordan

“I hope the millions of people I’ve touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and perseverance with a positive attitude.” – Michael Jordan

“I would tell players to relax and never think about what’s at stake. Just think about the basketball game. If you start to think about who is going to win the championship, you’ve lost your focus.” – Michael Jordan

“I won’t have any competitive instincts in any sports, other than golf. I can’t see being competitive in sports anymore.” – Michael Jordan

“If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.” – Michael Jordan

“Sometimes you need to get hit in the head to realize that you’re in a fight.” – Michael Jordan

“I’d like to be settled into somewhat of a normal life. Somewhat. I know it’s never going to be completely normal.” – Michael Jordan

“Enjoy every minute of life. Never second-guess life.” – Michael Jordan

“Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.” – Michael Jordan

“The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can’t let yourself be beaten because of lack of effort.” – Michael Jordan

“Be true to the game, because the game will be true to you. If you try to shortcut the game, then the game will shortcut you. If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you. That’s truly about the game, and in some ways, that’s about life too.” – Michael Jordan

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“If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit!” – Michael Jordan

“As athletes, we’re used to reacting quickly. Here, it’s ‘come, stop, come, stop.’ There’s a lot of downtimes. That’s the toughest part of the day.” – Michael Jordan

“You’re a loser. You’ve always been a loser.” – Michael Jordan

“Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team.” – Michael Jordan

“Don’t let them drag you down by rumors just go with what you believe in.” – Michael Jordan

“How many times have your parents told you not to do things, and the next thing you know, you go do it? And you realized you shouldn’t have done it.” – Michael Jordan

“You can’t explain much in 60 seconds, but when you show Michael Jordan, you don’t have to. It’s that simple.” – Michael Jordan

“You’re going to play from the little girls’ tees?” – Michael Jordan

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

“I like control.” – Michael Jordan

“The minute you get away from fundamentals – whether it’s proper technique, work ethic or mental preparation – the bottom can fall out of your game, your schoolwork, your job, whatever you’re doing.” – Michael Jordan

“I own the guy guarding me.”

“The good part about being famous is being able to help people. The hard part is every day you have to be in a good mood because that is what people expect. You learn to get good at it.” – Michael Jordan

“I grew up in Chicago, and I understand what Michael Jordan symbolizes.” – Michael Jordan

“Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” -Michael Jordan

“Not every flying hero has a cape.” -Michael Jordan

“There is no ‘i’ in the team but there is in the win.” – Michael Jordan

“For a competitive junkie like me, golf is a great solution because it smacks you in the face every time you think you’ve accomplished something. That to me has taken over a lot of the energy and competitiveness for basketball.” – 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 challenge when I came back was to face the young talent, to dissect their games, and show them maybe that they needed to learn more about the game than just the money aspect.” – Michael Jordan

“Michael Jordan changed so much in basketball, he took his power to make a difference. It’s so much going on in music right now and somebody has to make a difference.” – Michael Jordan

“If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.” -Michael Jordan

“Even when I’m old and gray, I won’t be able to play it, but I’ll still love the game.” – Michael Jordan

“Being Michael Jordan means acting the same as I always have. ” – Michael Jordan

“The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.” – Michael Jordan

“Heart is what separates the good from the great.” – Michael Jordan

“They don’t need a ticket to watch you sitting on the bench. They can go to your house for that.” – Michael Jordan

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