Why bumblebees fly and Michael Jordan will never forget the day he got cut from his varsity team.
Michael Jordan came out of practice and wasn’t on the varsity player team list. Do you know what it’s like to not be on the list? It sucks, it sucks bad. You can fast forward to my sad story on getting cut from the “7 Seconds or Less Phoenix Suns.”
Then the MJ story goes, he went home, locked himself in his bedroom, a young teenage boy, and cried for hours. MJ didn’t come out until the next morning. This sad event wrecked his day. Maybe even his week.
How would you react if the thing you cared about doing most is taken away from you?
I can tell you how I’d react. I’d cry too. But MJ took a negative experience and decided to do something about it. No shame. No guilt. Just pure motivation and drive to never let it happen again. Those of us that fail, or lose, or get devastated by an event, have a choice — to use the adverse event to turn our lives into something more, something better, or let it ruin, demoralize, and depress us.
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