Michael Jordan is what many consider to be “the greatest basketball player of all time”.
After watching The Last Dance on Netflix, there is no denying his greatness or the legacy that he has left behind.
My trainer, Ben Handley, was inspired by this greatness and wrote up 40 lessons he learned from watching this incredible documentary.
- Have a vision
- Win at all costs
- Have a father figure and keep him close
- Use your team
- Be present
- Turn negatives into positives
- Demand more from others
- Be willing to stand alone
- Give it your all – always
- Let naysayers create energy for your greatness
- Play laugh and joke around only when it’s time – otherwise… Get to work!
- Do the work, even when it’s not asked or expected of you
- Learn to control your mind as well as your body
- Believe in yourself
- Find effective outlets
- Apologise when you know you’ve wronged
- Be loyal
- Don’t be distracted from your vision
- Dress well
- Never forget where you started
- Not everyone’s going to like or understand the way you play the ‘game’. Understand this and be ok with it.
- ALWAYS DO MORE THAN YOU’RE ASKED
(Notice how we titled this article 23 lessons? Well, here are 17 more.)
- Be willing to deliver the truth
- Lift others up
- Celebrate success
- Celebrate the success of others
- Believe – Have faith even when no one else does
- Be competitive – in everything
- Don’t be scared to take a gamble
- Let what you do on the court do the talking
- Stand up to yourself
- Do what feels right to you even if no one understands why
- Don’t ask anything of others you’re not willing to do yourself
- Learn to enroll others in your greater vision
- Know who/what you are and who / what you are not
- Work hard
- Don’t be scared to try something new
- Time and circumstance is irrelevant, it’s your mind that has the final say.
Have you watched The Last Dance? What did you think?