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The ninth time IS the charm

April 26th, 2013 No comments

“If you’re trying to achieve, there will be road blocks.  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.”  Michael Jordan

There is a story about how Michael Jordan failed to make the cut of his High School varsity basketball team as a sophomore.  At 5’11”, the adolescent Jordan simply wasn’t good enough to play ball with the best in his school in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Motivated by the fact that he wasn’t “good enough,” Jordan went on to lead the Junior Varsity team while tallying several 40-point games, grew by 4 inches in between his sophomore and junior years, and would return to make the team, and be selected as a McDonald’s All American after averaging a triple-double in his senior season.  Oh, and then he went on to be a six-time NBA Champion, winning the NBA Finals MVP award in all six times that he was there, along with all the other accolades doled upon what would be the greatest basketball player that anyone has ever seen play the game.  Read more…

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