Even The Greatest Have Failed

By S. James

     If you're familiar with basketball or even remotely watched a few NBA games, you've had to hear about Michael Jordan.  A man that has been named the greatest basketball player of all time.  If you ever took time to listen to his back story, you would know that he was rejected from playing on his high school varsity team.  Although he felt his skills could match the varsity players, the coaches obviously disagreed.  Moving on from that rejection, Jordan persisted in his passion for playing basketball.  What caused him to seem like a failure, placed a fire in him to show people otherwise.  Yet in his rise to the top of the basketball game, Jordan admits he had many failures.  He just never let the failures define who he wanted to be. 

     Let this be a reminder that no matter what difficult situation you're in, you can come out of it.  It's about knowing what you're called to do and living passionately after that purpose.  Yes, you will get rejected...and yes you will fail.  The goal is to never stop trying.  If it means getting in a new environment and surrounding yourself with different people, do that.  Just don't quit.  If people easily quit, then we wouldn't have such great things we use today.  Check out this list of "16 Wildly Successful People Who Overcame Huge Obstacles To Get There":  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/25/successful-people-obstacles_n_3964459.html.