Someone posted this Michael Jordan quote over on the Kboards forum a few days ago (here) and I really liked it so thought I’d repost it.
I’ve missed over 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.
Wikiquote attributes it to Nike Culture : The Sign of the Swoosh (1998), by Robert Goldman and Stephen Papson, p. 49. I haven’t read it, so if I’m mistaken on this, feel free to correct me in the comments below and I’ll update.
With such an uplifting quote, I feel the need to restore balance and impart a little misery. Here’s my least favourite piece of advice, which I’ve just heard on TV and am thus reminded of it.
You have to manage your expectations.
Eugh. ‘Nuff said.