Whenever I watch NBA games, I can’t help but think about the greatest basketball player ever, Michael Jordan. Growing up watching him play, I thought he would win every game. And one year he almost did!
You cannot be that good at something unless you are extremely motivated. And while he is most known for his actions on the basketball court, he has some encouraging words for all aspects of our lives:
“You can accomplish small goals on your own, but to accomplish greatness requires help.”
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”
“Effort is more important than success, as long as you are learning from your failures.”
“I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.”
“I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”
On how to approach life:
“What actions can you take to be more successful?”
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”
“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”
On keeping things in perspective:
“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.”
Michael Jordan was a great basketball player, but his insights leave us all with something to think about for business, and life.
Until next time…we are Advoco, make every minute count.
About Colin: Colin Whitney is a Solutions Architect with Advoco and looks forward to helping others achieve their EAM goals. He is a graduate of both the University of Iowa and the University of Georgia. When he is not working he enjoys getting outside and watching college football. Questions? Send Colin an email!