Michael Jordan is generally seen as the greatest Basketball player of all time. Truth be told, he is apparently perhaps the greatest competitor of all time. He was a four-time gold medalist with USA Basketball, including two Olympic golds, and was twice named USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year. For more than 10 years, he was the substance of the NBA.
And then he settled on the choice: a change for a lifetime. How can a man, at the height of his prosperity, leave achievement? Besides the fact that he walked away, however, he did the unimaginable. He took a chance on his athletic ability while trying to play baseball, a game he hadn’t played since he was a teenager, and realized that a large number of people would watch all of his swings, all of his throws, and all of his pops fly.
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”
Was it the inner me? Was it tired? No. It was mental. It was the attitude he had since he was in high school; a prospect that burned in his spirit after being cut off from his ball group.
To understand why everything was played, how about we take a look at the attitude of Michael Jordan, the contender?
“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.”
As Mindset creator Carol Dweck would say, Jordan is a great representation of the developmental mindset. The mindset that almost all effective competitors who have had long-term achievements have. He says that hereditary qualities can decide the starting line, but hard work decides the end goal.
Disappointment is not simply recognized; It is normal. By the time you stretch past your current cutoff points, disappointment is inevitable. Produces development. You just get to the top and stay on top constantly improving. Winning is not all that matters. Growing is.
Result of Hard Work
Jordan could have been exhausted with b-ball. You may have longed for another test. However, he would not have gambled everything if he honestly did not accept that hard work beats them all. MJ was not an idiot. He didn’t think that since he was fruitful in b-ball, he would be effective in baseball. He was not self-absorbed to the point that he thought he was incapable of falling flat on his face at anything. Not at all. What MJ accepted is what each individual with the developmental attitude accepts. Hard work trumps all.
Mentor John Wooden felt something similar. He rarely spoke of hits and misses in his pregame speech. Rather, he focused on making sure his players could give 100% and leave everything on the court.
Mentor Wooden said on several occasions that some of his happiest minutes were not after obtaining public titles, but rather after misfortunes when his considerably less capable group gave it their all and still missed the mark. He knew that by concentrating on the cycle, the results would come. Ten public titles later proved his hypothesis.
Attitudes matter. From time to time, a mentor will examine brain research. However, how often do we hear a mentor say that the ball is both mental and physical? How are we rehearsing the physiological segment of b-ball? Is it true that we are imparting the development attitude to our players? Or then, again, would we say that we just yell at them and blame them for the misfortunes? In case you need to increase performance, you better start trying to figure out your main driver.
“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”