What Michael Jordan Can Teach Us About Aloha Spirit (Part 2)

Michael JordanHopefully you read the first post which shared Michael Jordan's 5 success tips. Here are 5 more:

1. Go Around

"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."

Obstacles are what prepare you for success. How can you go to the 10th grade unless you pass the 5th grade? The 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grades are obstacles to the 10th grade. They are there to keep you out until you're "ready" to proceed. They are there to ensure you don't arrive prematurely; they are there to ensure that when you arrive, you a re ready. Obstacles aren't a bad thing; they're the training grounds to success.

2. The Mind

"My body could stand the crutches, but my mind couldn't stand the sideline."

If you go there in your mind, it's only a matter of time before you go there in body. You have to see it; if you can see it, if you can perceive it, then you will find a way to get it. The question is "How bad do you want it?" If you don't "want it," you won't get it! If you can live without it, you will. To succeed you have to be hungry; you have to thirst for success.

3. Perspective

"Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation."

Every negative situation contains the seed for a great outcome, but you must recognize it. To succeed you must turn negative situations into positive ones. You can't focus on the negative, you must see the positive, it's the only way up the ladder of success.

You must see the positive, you must become positive, in order to experience success.

4. Loyalty and Responsibility

"The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace."


Success demands loyalty and responsibility! Are you loyal to your duties, do you faithfully complete the critical tasks that are requisite to your success? Are you consistent? To succeed, you must be loyal to your passion; you must give it your all.

5. Expectations

"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."

Jordan said, "If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome."

In life you will get what you accept and what you expect. What are you expecting? What are you accepting? When you change the answers to these questions, you will change your life.

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