The Michael Jordan Mindset: How Commitment Turns Dreams into Reality

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. -Michael Jordan

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.

-Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest basketball player of all time.

Jordan demanded the best of himself and his teammates and, in doing so, became a 14-time NBA All-Star, 5-time NBA MVP and won 6 NBA championships.

He made it happen.

And so can you.

Sports icons like Michael Jordan teach the rest of us what commitment really looks like. They teach us what excellence looks like. And, if we’re brave enough to look beneath the surface of their amazing feats, these individuals model a work ethic that probably terrifies us.


Because we cannot imagine being that passionate and that committed to achieving success.

But we should be. 

Michael Jordan isn’t special. He’s an ordinary human, just like you and me. 

What separates him and others like him from the rest of us “mere mortals” is his commitment to his goal.

He will not allow anything to stop him. 

Achieving excellence isn’t hard.

Identify one dream you want to accomplish.

Write down three actions that will move you closer to reaching that goal.

Then, make a conscious decision to take those actions.

Follow your decision with the most effective action, immediately.


And don’t quit until you get there.


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