There are different things that motivate each individual to achieve success. You need to find what motivates you, so you can use it as a tool in your own life to achieve success. You can use this to achieve success in any area of life that you choose.
In this article, we are going to talk about how losing can be a motivational tool. We are going to look at the story of Michael Jordan and how losing motivated him to become the best basketball player ever.
It was towards the end of the 1997 basketball season, when Michael Jordan received another in MVP trophy during the championship series. This was not his first or second time winning and in MVP trophy, this was his fifth time. He had already acquired a taste for success and knew exactly just what it tasted like.
During the 1994 season, Jordan returned from an 18 month break that he decided to take from basketball. During that time, he was playing baseball in the minor leagues trying his talent out there. When he decided to return, he thought he would be able to jump right back into the game and start playing just like he used to. While he did have some success during that season, he was not the same as he once was. He had moments to where he looked like the old Michael Jordan, but the majority of the time he was not himself. The Orlando Magic put the Chicago Bulls out of the semifinals during that year.
After being put down by the Orlando Magic, Michael Jordan found a motivation that he never had. He was hungry and determined to do whatever it took to take his team all the way next year. Losing was his motivation. He did not like losing, especially when he knew what his abilities were. He was not looked at as one of the best basketball players of all time for no reason.
He worked hard during the off-season and in 1996-97 season came around, Michael Jordan was once again ready. We all know what happened after that. As stated before, he won the MVP trophy after he won the championships. Many people have asked Michael Jordan what the contributing factor to his success during that year was. Is reply was very simple, he said when he lost to the Orlando Magic, he knew what had to be done. He had taken his comeback too lightly and was now once again hungry.
Where in life have you lost? Where can you use losing something to help motivate you toward success? Everyone has a place that they have lost and do not want to go back to that place. Where’s yours?