Recently eminent and celebrated Astro Strategist™ cum Sports Astrologer Hirav Shah shared his thoughts about the people and stories that inspired and motivated him in his journey towards life and success. One such story was Michael Jordan’s.
Michael Jordan is widely considered to be the greatest basketball player of all time. In fact, he’s arguably one of the greatest athletes of all time. He was a four-time gold medalist with USA Basketball, including winning two Olympic golds, and was twice named the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year. For more than a decade, he was the face of the NBA.
And then he made the decision: a career change. How could a man, at the pinnacle of his success, walk away from success? Not only did he walk away, but he did the unthinkable. He risked his athletic prowess by trying to play baseball, a sport he hadn’t played since he was a teen, knowing that millions of people would be watching his every swing, his every throw, and his every pop fly.
Was it ego? Was it boredom?
DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Sports Strategist Hirav Shah says, “No. It was psychological. It was the mindset he had since he was in high school; a mindset that was burned in his soul after being cut from his basketball team.”
To understand why he risked everything, let’s take a peek into the mindset of Michael Jordan, the competitor:
Jordan’s most famous quotes are
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”
“I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.”
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 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.”
“My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.”
“If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But 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.”
Hirav Shah says, “Jordan is a prime example of the growth mindset. It’s the mindset that almost every successful athlete who has had long-term success has. It says genetics may determine the starting line, but hard work determines the finish line.”
“Failure isn’t just accepted; it’s expected. When you stretch yourself past your current limits, failure is inevitable. It spawns growth. You only reach the top and stay at the top by continually improving. Winning isn’t everything. Growing is.”
The Result of Hard Work, Not Genetics
“Jordan may have become bored with basketball. He may have craved another challenge. However, he wouldn’t have risked everything if he honestly didn’t believe hard work conquers all. MJ wasn’t dumb. He didn’t think just because he was successful at basketball that he’d be successful at baseball. He wasn’t so egotistical that he thought he couldn’t fail at anything. Not at all. What MJ believed is what every person who has the growth mindset believes: Hard work conquers all.”
“Mindsets matter. Rarely will a coach discuss psychology? Yet how often do we hear a coach say basketball is as much mental as it is physical? What are we doing to practice the physiological component of basketball? Are we instilling the growth mindset in our players? Or are we just yelling at them, and blaming them for the losses? If you want to breed success, you better start trying to find out its root cause.”
“Understanding why MJ switched from basketball to baseball is a good start!”
Hirav Shah lists down MJ’s 5 Lessons of Motivation
- Make decisions. Take action.
- Find a solution.
- Teamwork For The Win.
- Practice, Practice, Practice.
- Be tenacious and improve.
Hirav Shah says, “As you can see, Michael Jordan wasn’t born with a special talent, he simply cultivated it. He turned every failure he had to face into a challenge to become better. He understood that growth comes from overcoming failures, not by playing it safe and avoiding them.”
“MJ developed grit and realized that we, as humans, are the only ones limiting our greatness. You’ll sometimes fail, but that doesn’t make you a failure. Learn from your mistakes, work on your strategy, be better than you were yesterday, and don’t let a defeat define you as a person.”
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