Michael Jordan and Nike: Success is About Failing

Last night my buddy and I were watching sport commercials when we came across this old Nike commercial featuring Michael Jordan. Both of us were really affected by the message in the advert so I thought I would share it here.

Michael Jordan and Nike: Success is about Failing

The message in this video is clear and needs no explanation. Remember that even Michael Jordan, one of the greatest athletes of all time, makes mistakes. You will too.

9 thoughts on “Michael Jordan and Nike: Success is About Failing

  1. Hey is really an amazing human being. I remember watching him against the Pistons when I was in high school and just being so inspired to go out and play basketball. Problem was I wasn’t very good!

    Thanks for showing us the video.

  2. Great ad. Brings us all back to reality that life is about making mistakes and rebounding from those mistakes. It is a great reminder that perfection is never fully realized and that we will all stumble from time to time. Very motivating.


  3. This is an insight not easily understood. So many people fall into the idea that failing is bad. And that they have to pretend they never fail. The irony is that people that have the mind-set of MJ don’t see failure as separate from success. To MJ every failure is one step closer to success. Success is inevitable. Failure just helps you refine, test and ultimately achieve your Goal.

  4. JB – great comment.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    I agree with you 100% – failure should not be seen as something separate from success. Like a great Buddhist master said “The darker the shadow the brighter the light behind it.”


  5. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but rising every time we fall” -Confucius

    I loved that commerical! I am so afraid of failing, that it is holding me back from achieving any of my goals!

  6. It is not only the symbol of true love but also the products of fashion.
    As Father’s Day is approaching, have you bothered with the reward you give to your father?

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