Saturday, August 18, 2012

Inspired by one of the greatest: Jordan

Today I found myself inside trying to beat the heat of Palm Desert, California. I have started my roadtrip back to NC from San Diego, and my first stop has led me to meet up with a couple of friends from college. After searching through Netflix, we decided to watch ESPN's 30 for 30: Jordan Rides the Bus. Michael Jordan was one heck of an athlete and a truly inspiring individual.

Maybe it's my fault.
Maybe I led you to believe it was easy when it wasn't.
Maybe made you think my highlights started at the free throw line, and not in the gym.
Maybe I made you think that every shot I took was a game winner.
That my game was built on flash, and not fire.
Maybe it's my fault that that you didn't see that failure gave me strength;
That my pain gave my motivation.
Maybe I led you to believe that basketball was a God given gift, and not something I worked for... every single day of my life.
Maybe I destroyed the game.
Or maybe... your just making excuses.
-- Michael Jordan

It is always good to be reminded just how hard you have to work to make it look easy. Even at the top, you must constantly work hard, every single day. And you continue to play, win or lose, because of your love of the game. Purely for the love of the game.

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