“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.”
When I was younger, I idolized Michael Jordan. I remember watching him fly through the air in the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest, with my mouth wide open. And I didn’t even like basketball.
Is Jordan the greatest ever?
Anyone can tell you that Jordan has the highest scoring average (30.6) in the regular season and post-season, in NBA history.
He was the leading scorer 10 times, also a record.
He won 6 Championships with the Bulls, and was named Finals MVP…6 times.
There’s no question that Jordan’s physical abilities were out-of-this-world, and even though that is what initially drew me to him, that’s not why I am one of his biggest fans.
I’m a Jordan fan because…
He had fun playing basketball.
He had a will to win.
He got cut from his high school basketball team, but instead of giving up, he worked harder.
He goes all out, physically and mentally.
Money means nothing to him…”I just love playing.”
He divided his $12,500 prize for winning the 1987 Slam Dunk Contest among his teammates.
He played every game like it was his last.
He came out of retirement 2 weeks after 9/11 and donated his entire season’s salary (approx. $1 million) to the post-9/11 cause.
Greatness isn’t just about physical talent and results.
It’s okay to want to be the best in the world, as long as you also want to be the best for the world.
Be like Mike today…
Thanks for reading.