How to Be Like Mike: 20 Lessons from Michael Jordan (Lesson #1)

November 8, 2014 - 1 minute read

#1 TRUST THE GAME
“Be true to the game, because the game will be true to you. If you try to shortcut the game, then the game will shortcut you. If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you.”

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan believed that he would get out of the game exactly what he put into it.

If you don’t completely trust the game – if you think it’s “unfair” or “rigged” – then deep-down you’re not going to be feel motivated to give it everything you have. With that attitude, you’ve lost before you even begin.

Whether in life, business, or basketball, you get out what you put in. Trust in this:

“If you do the work, you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.”

Michael Jordan