Personally, I love athletes and the mindset they have, and believe we can learn a lot from them. Here are the five things I learned from Michael Jordan
1. Accept failure
“I’ve missed more than 9000 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
2. Got to risk it for a biscuit – take action
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen” – Michael Jordan
3. Enjoy yourself
“Even when I’m old and grey, I won’t be able to play it, but I’ll still love the game.” – Michael Jordan
When you enjoy yourself and have a passion for something you will perform better.
4. Fear is an illusion
“I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it’s an illusion to me.” – Michael Jordan
Don’t let fear get in your way. They are false expectations appearing real.
5. Be consistent and dedicated
“He didn’t miss games. He played hurt, with pain, when he was sick. He came out and performed at an intense level. I don’t think anybody ever went away disappointed after watching Michael.” – Phil Jackson
You have to show consistently if you want to achieve something you really want. Small steps every day and you will get there.
He definitely has a growth mindset. If you want to know more about what it is to have a growth mindset click here.