“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan
Achieving success in life is not always easy. Becoming successful, whether it is in sports, business or something else, is a process that requires commitment and a lot of patience. Along your path to success, you will certainly find many obstacles. Do not let those hurdles discourage you and definitely do not decide to give up on your dream because of them. Take your time to reflect and think about how you can tackle these temporarily walls. Even if you have to demolish them brick by brick to continue on your way.
When we look at successful people, we always see the fame, the money and the perfect life. It is interesting to read about how an achiever got where he is right now. You will see a clear pattern when you look at the lives of successful people from different fields. The common factors in the roads to success of Djimon Hounsou, Jack Ma and Nelson Mandela are sacrifice, persistence, passion, belief and even being on the verge of failure. And of course, they all had a little bit of luck on their side as well.
Michael Jordan, who was born in 1963, used to be a professional basketball player in the NBA. Just like Muhammad Ali, he is considered to be the greatest in his sport discipline. Jordan played for both the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards. His nickname used to be Air Jordan because he could perform slam dunks from the free throw line. Through his rich career, he won the NBA several times. Needless to say that he is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Jordan only came second to Babe Ruth on the Associated Press’s list of athletes of the century in 1999. Today, he is the owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets.