Most people don’t know this, but when Michael Jordan was a sophomore in high school, he was eager to prove himself as a great basketball player. As such, he tried out for the Varsity squad. But guess what? Things didn’t go as planned. Jordan got cut from the team.
Considering he had such big dreams as a star basketball player, that rejection hit him really hard. In fact, it hit him so hard that he went home, locked himself in his room, and cried.
Now Jordan cried, cried, and cried, but he didn’t quit. He picked himself up and decided to at least crush it on the JV squad. And crush it he did. He also decided to train his ass off in the off season. He even grew four inches. And then that next year, Michael Jordan did what all winners do….he tried again.
This time, however, he made the team, and quickly became the school’s best player. By the time he was a senior, he made the McDonalds’ All-American team. Then he went off to play in college…and the rest is history.
Michael Jordan didn’t quit. Instead he transformed his failure into fuel for future success. He then used that fuel to become “The Michael Jordan”. The man who would score 32,292 points in his basketball career, acquire 6 NBA championships, collect 5 MVP titles, and come to be known to many, as the GOAT (Greatest of all time).
So, the moral of this motivational story is that no, doesn’t mean never.
I just thought everyone could use the reminder that even when things seem like there is no hope in the world keep trying and thank you to those of you who have my back !!!!!