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Michael Jordan’s Top 10 Rules For Success

Michael Jordan’s Top 10 Rules For Success


– He’s an athlete,
actor, and entrepreneur. He’s considered to be one of the greatest, if not the single
greatest basketball player of all time. He’s worth over a billion dollars and his brand grosses over 2.25
billion dollars every year. He’s Michael Jordan and here are his top 10 rules for success. (plane whooshes) – Every day, the first person there, before the sun, would be Jordan. And he was there because he wasn’t good. He would work with a batting instructor and would work all day long and be the last person to
leave every night also. I asked him what it was
like for him in the morning and Jordan said “I get up
before the sun comes up, “and I make myself some
breakfast by myself,” he was down there alone. “And I get in the car “and I’m driving to Spring Training “and there is no one really
out on the roads yet. “And I look at the seat next to me, “and I see my dad, “and I talk to him. “I think to myself, “Pops, we’re doing this. “We’re doing this together.” (soft music) And the day would end and he would say to
the batting instructor, “Can we do a little more. “I think I’m getting this. “I think I’m learning this. “I think I’m getting this” And that’s when Sports
Illustrated put him on the cover saying that Michael Jordan
has embarrassed baseball. And as I would watch him there every night as the sun was going down and the other ball players had left and I would see this guy
working to get better. Michael Jordan working to get better. I couldn’t help thinking that if you ever have children, You ought to pray that they grow up someday to embarrass you like this. – I played professional
basketball for the Chicago Bulls. (frenetic violin music) – [Announcer] 32 seconds to go. A one point lead for Georgetown. Daugherty to Black. The time 18. Shot, Jordan, Michael Jordan! – If I had to trace my evolution, the Michael Jordan evolution, it’d always have to start back in college hitting the shot against
Georgetown in 1982 when I really didn’t know
exactly what I was doing. – [Announcer] North Carolina has won the 1982 NCAA championship. – It awakened a person inside of me to excel, to compete to excel, to be one of the best, or be the best. That drove me. And I guess with that shot it kind of ignited a fire inside of me that nothing was going to stop. – [Announcer] Jordan down
the middle all the way! – [Announcer] Jordan to the hoop! – [Announcer] Jordan down
the lane all the way! – [Announcer] – Jordan,
who has it on the break, driving all the way in! (yelling and cheers) – I wanted to excel my game and isolate my game from everybody else. That I was more than
just, a few dimensional. Even when it came to Magic Johnson. I mean, Magic Johnson was a crowd pleaser. He was a good offensive player. He was a great motivator. Average defensive player. I wanted to change that. I wanted to take it another step. I wanted to do all those things that could separate me from Magic Johnson. I’m not saying he wasn’t great. He still is great. But we’re are great in
our own different way. And that was motivational for me. And to this day it still is. (funky music) I missed more than 9,000
shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I have 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. I never feel that I am at my best. I feel I still have room to improve. I still set goals for
myself to strive for. I’m never complacent
with what I’ve achieved even though it’s been
very successful for me. I still feel I have a lot to prove not just as a player but
as a person, as a father, to some extent as a role model, in all aspects. So I’m never really too
complacent with myself or with what I’ve achieved. When I get to a point where I feel I can’t improve as a player, I walk away from the game. I still feel that I have a plateau that I haven’t reached yet, in terms of my skills or
my expectations of myself. I’m always going to expect myself to do certain things, or surpass certain things. As long as I believe that then my road to success is going
to continue to expand. Sports is a tool that teaches. It teaches you bad things. I can also teach you good things. It’s how you perceive those things. I’ve looked at every experience that I’ve had, negative and positive and taken that as a positive. I wouldn’t change anything because I think it would alter some of the other things that happened. So When I look back, I can’t say that I’ve had any bad things happen. Sure, you don’t want bad things to happen but you deal with bad things. You can’t have good without bad. It’s not about the shoes. (inspirational music) It’s about knowing where you are going. Not forgetting where you started. It’s about having the courage to fail. Not breaking, when you are broken. Taking everything you’ve been given and making something better. It’s about work before glory, and what’s inside of you. It’s doing what they say you can’t. It’s not about the shoes. It’s about what you do in them. It’s about being who you were born to be. You know, we’re all old. And sure, we’re tired,
it’s been a long season. But mentally we have a vision, we have a finish that we have to obtain. Sometimes you have to do it when you’re old and you’re tired. I think it is a test
of your will to succeed when you have to deal with
some of these negatives. And I’m pretty sure by
the end of this play-off, you will see the old and the tired people, we’re very, very young
and strong mentally. Maybe it’s my own fault. Maybe I led you to believe it was easy when it wasn’t. Maybe I made you think
my highlights started at the free-throw line and not in the gym. Maybe I made you think
that every shot I took was a game winner. That my game was built on flash and not fire. (dramatic music) Maybe it’s my fault that you didn’t see that failure gave me strength, that my pain was my motivation. Maybe I led you to believe that basketball was a god given gift and
not something I worked for every single day of my life. Maybe I destroyed the game. Or maybe you’re just making excuses. – [Announcer] The Bulls
can win it right here. The Bulls can win it. Unbelievable! 13 seconds left. Jordan left side. – I practice as if I’m playing in the game so when the moment comes in the game. It’s not new to me. That’s the beauty of
the game of basketball. That’s the reason why you practice. That’s the effort. So when you get to that moment, you don’t have to think. Instinctively, things happen. – [Announcer] Jordan drives. (dramatic music) And fires, yeah! The bulls lead 87-86! Michael Jordan with 45 points. – You know, I think there
was a very defining moment of what my career was in Chicago. – [Announcer] The Chicago Bulls have won their sixth NBA championship. – [Announcer] If that’s the
last image of Michael Jordan, how magnificent is it? – Thank you so much for watching. I made this video because
Reynado asked me to, so if there is a famous entrepreneur that you want me to profile next, leave it in the comments below and I will see what I can do. I’d also love to know which of Jordan’s top 10 rules you like the most. Let me know in the comments. I’m going to join the discussion. Thank you for watching. Continue to believe and I’ll see you soon.

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48 thoughts on “Michael Jordan’s Top 10 Rules For Success

  1. My favorite #7 should be "Not breaking when your broken" and not "Be who you are born to be". #8 Have a Vision should be "how strong you are mentally". Or "maybe your just making excuses"

  2. First off let me say Jordan killed my Knicks!! There were some epic battles. He always relished the idea of beating them at The Garden. With that being said I always respected his work ethic. He was a tireless competitor. For me #4 & #9 resonate just because failure is such a great teacher, if not the best teacher. There are a million excuses on why you cant accomplish something, I don't have the resources, connections, too old, too young, too inexperienced, no college degree whatever your excuse is its just an excuse.

  3. Jordan:- “Have High Expectation” it’s sounds simple but I know the value why he said so simply. We are the product of our society and culture, who we are today, not as Jordan said. Having high expectations takes to different difficult times but never forsake it. It will come to pass.

  4. Being afraid of failure is what keeps people from working hard. When we fail, we lose hope and stop trying. That's why 'fail your way to success' is SO important in my opinion

  5. #4 and #6: It lays on the ability to see why failures and bad things are necessary to succeed….. "I fail over and over and over again in my life.. and thats WHY I succeed". "I've looked at every experience that I had, negative and positive, and TAKEN that as a positive".

  6. I love the second one: ignite the fire, once you have this strong desire to be great inside of you, you won't stop, you are going to do whatever it takes to win, and that is the starting point of every miracle. I also appreciate the importance of perseverance and practice, these are the quality that can bring dream to reality.

  7. It’s actually only two rules:
    1. Never ever give up and you’ll succeed
    2. You’ll never be better than Michael Jordan

  8. Practice practice practice until your failures and disapointments have taught you all the rights lessons to succeed.

  9. Best quotes: 'I've failed over and over in my life, that's why I succeed.'
    ' Not breaking when you are broken.'
    'Work before glory.'

  10. My favorite one is practice. Please could we have Lebron James best rules. Thanks a lot for what you do, Go bless ya!

  11. hello Evanfirst of all, thank you very much for make top 10 rules channel.without lie, this is my favorite channel. Indeed, I have been watching top 10 rules almost every night for previous 3 years to keep my motivation due to I have a big dream.now I have a request to you. could you make Ichiro Suzuki top 10 rules who just retire from MLB Seattle Mariners. He was the most successful Asian outfielder at MLB history.he has so many great insight, outlook,  and quote. So, if you can make top 10 rules of him, It would be great. if you need Japanese and English translator, maybe I can help you.best reagrdshun

  12. the best rule I liked the most;
    I practices every time as if it was real game so that action becomes automatic in the game…

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  14. Lebron's top 10 rule of success

    1. Go to another team with superstar/s
    2. Recruit new all stars
    3. Fires front management/coaches
    4. Stat padding
    5. Makes other team mates a catch and shoot player
    6. Take a rest due to load management
    7. Flops when the game is on the line
    8. Give the ball or let other team mates to close out the game during clutch moments.
    9. Blame team mates when lose, get all the credits when win
    10. Lame defense, then argue/complains to refs when miss the shot or gets block.

    Bonus:
    – practice everyday

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