While he was still playing, I really didn't like Michael Jordan. After all, I was a big fan of Reggie Miller and his Indiana Pacers. I still remember watching the 1998 Eastern Conference Finals as a ten-year old boy live on TV! Boy, I almost cried when the Pacers lost a tightly contested Game 7.
But now, I really love watching the old games of Michael Jordan. He was really a winner because he wasn't afraid to take the shots. He wasn't afraid to miss. That's why during the most important moments of the game, he always had the ball. He would rather take his destiny in his own hands than pass the responsibility to someone else... unless he's open and he's named John Paxson or Steve Kerr.
How about you? Have you missed in this life? Have you failed or made mistakes? Have you even taken your shots? If you want to succeed, if you want to make the shots that matter, you need to miss a lot of shots. You need to fail so many times in order to succeed. But, don't worry. All the failures and missed shots are worth it. Don't take my word for it. Take Michael's.
"I’ve missed more than 9,000 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
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