“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career.
I have lost almost 300 games.
On 26 occasions I have been entrusted
to take the game winning shot. . .and missed.
I have failed over and over again in my life. . .
that that is why. . .I succeed.”
— Michael Jordan
“If you’re doing your very best,
you won’t have any time to worry about failure.”
— H Jackson Brown, Jr.
I love these two quotes together and in this sequence. Michael Jordan is being humble and instructing wannabes and H Jackson Brown’s comment speaks of Michael Jordan, doesn’t it? I think we would all agree that it seems to us that Michael Jordan always gave his best; albeit sometimes his best wasn’t good enough–as is our own–but it’s okay. It’s all good.
I remember like phantom voices my grandmother and others saying to me to do my best. I haven’t always done that. I believe in doing my best and promote it and I do my best often. And, I also know there have been plenty of times when good enough was on my mind rather than my best.
Therein lies the difference I think. How often do we do our best? 25%? 50%? Doing our best doesn’t guarantee success, but I think it guarantees that we will succeed more often, as we all know Michael Jordan did.
I Want To Do My Best 100% Of The Time. This Will Give Me Nothing To Lose And Everything To Gain!
Spread Some Joy Today–Do your best all day today, then turn and look back and see the difference your day made.