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.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.
If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
Another day, another opportunity to prove everyone who doubts you wrong.
Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.
Nothing of value comes without being earned.
Great players never look in the mirror and think I’m a great basketball player. You ask yourself, Am I the best player I can be?
If nobody will help you do it alone!
Look me in the eye. It’s ok if you’re scared. So am I. But we are scared for different reasons. I am scared of what I won’t become. And you are scared of what I could become. Look at me. I won’t let myself end where I started. I won’t let myself finish where I began. I know what is within me, even if you can’t see it yet. Look me in the eyes. I have something more important than courage. I have patience. I will become what I know I am.
Never think of the consequences of failing for you will always think of a negative result. Think only positive thoughts and your mind will gravitate towards those thoughts!
The harder I prepare, the luckier I seem to get.
Sometimes a winner is just a dreamer who never gave up.
If you are confident you have done everything possible to prepare yourself, then there is nothing to fear.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.
Its better to shoot and miss, then to let time run out and wonder what if
The reason I became such a successful athlete was my mind was saying that no matter who you put up against me, I am better, I am the best.
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.
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.
Focus like a laser, not a flashlight
All I knew is that I NEVER wanted to be AVERAGE.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.