Michael Jordan may be the best player of all time when it comes to providing insightful lines advice. Over the span of his professional career, the 58-year-old basketball hero didn’t only win six NBA titles and make the jersey number 23 iconic; he also had a lot of opinions about success.

Jordan’s smart encouraging words should lead you where you would like to go, whether you’re frightened of failing or just need a little energy in your walk.

Here are some inspiring quotes from the basketball’s GOAT Michael Jordan

1) “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

2) “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan

3) “Heart is what separates the good from the great.” – Michael Jordan

4) “I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot… When you think about the consequences you will always think of the negative result.” – Michael Jordan

5) “Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.” – Michael Jordan

6) “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

7) “If you quit once, it becomes a habit. Never quit!” – Michael Jordan

8) “If you start to think about who is going to win the championship, you’ve lost your focus.” – Michael Jordan

9) “Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.” – Michael Jordan

10) “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.” – Michael Jordan

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