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Michael Jordan’s Passion to Compete

Michael Jordan was arguably one of the greatest athletes of all time. He was just recently inducted into the Hall of Fame in the NBA. During his speech, he thanked many individuals by name, who motivated him and instilled a passion to compete. The secret to his success was a culmination of challenges he willingly accepted and overcame. He possessed a relentless will to win.

So, what does that have to do with business? It has everything to do with business. Especially with the economy placing what seems like, insurmountable odds in front of us. With pressures related to the economy, competition, marketing strategy, financial forecasting, and leadership struggles every business faces; they can all be overcome. Only you know what needs to be done.

Do you have a passion to compete in the market or will you also fold under pressure?

Well known companies like Apple Computer, Costco, Federal Express and Staples secured their initial funding through grants of the Small Business Association. Even giants in the industry started somewhere with a few challenges to overcome.

Jordan was pulled aside by a coach after a game in which he single-handedly closed out the game to win. The coach said, "There is no 'I' in team- you know," to which Jordan responded, "Yes, but there is an 'I' in win."

Let's take whatever weight is necessary upon our own shoulders and make a difference as individuals. Re-think any aspect in relation to your business and outline a game plan to ensure you come out on top at the end of the day. If you truly are the best at what you do, show everyone you have a passion to compete, like Michael Jordan.


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