‘I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve 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’.
Jordan is considered by many to be the best basketball player ever. And yet, he was well aware of his shortcomings. You might ask why that did not destroy his confidence. It is because his confidence was based on his preparation to play, not on what happened during the game.
.This is what John Wooden preached. Life is not about the ultimate question – did you win the big game. It is how you prepared yourself to do the best that you can. That is who you really are.