Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player, businessman, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets.
Jordan enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981 and soon became an important member of the school’s basketball team. His team won the NCAA Division I championships in 1982 with Jordan scoring the final basket needed to defeat Georgetown University. He was also singled out as the NCAA College Player of the Year in 1983 and in 1984.
During the summer of 1984, Jordan made his first appearance at the Olympic Games as a member of the U.S. Olympic basketball team. The team won the gold in the games that year, which was held in Los Angeles. Jordan later helped the American team bring home the gold medal in the 1992 Olympic Games, held in Barcelona, Spain.
Here are some inspirational quotes by him:-
“Make It Happen”
2.ON ACCEPTING THE EXPECTATION OF OTHERS
“If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.”
“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.”
“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.”
5.ON LEARNING TO SUCCEED
“To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.”
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”
“Don’t let them drag you down by rumors. Just go with what you believe in.”
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”
“Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”
“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.”