Michael Jordan. I would like to talk about Michael Jordan. I think that most of you know who he is, but if you don 't, he is currently a retired NBA basketball player, who is regarded by many as the greatest basketball player of all time. He once said: “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. That is why I succeed.” And that is what my speech is going to be about today. Failure. Because failure broadens my horizon, and hopefully yours too.
I would like to ask you, the audience, to briefly think about the following: Have you ever failed? Have you ever made a mistake? And finally, has that…show more content… If I say the word failure, what comes to mind? What does it mean to you? Most people will probably think of the words; embarrassment, unacceptable, silly and a loser. It has a negative connotation. It provokes negative sentiments. It creates a negative feeling. I mean, how many of you have looked back at your life, thought of your mistakes and got angry at yourself? I have. I assume that all of you must have. Failure hurts. It does. It hurts like receiving a slap in the face. But I am here today, to tell you that failure is a great thing. It’s a positive thing. It’s a necessary…show more content… You close a door to open a new door. It’s the spark of the beginning of something better. You re-evaluate what you did and come back stronger. Failure makes us rethink, reconsider, and redefine our ways and strategies in achieving our goal. You are pushed to get out of your comfort zone and fight the problems in a way that you wouldn’t normally fight them. You examine the problem from different angles and views. If you really and truly want to achieve your goal, you will try new ways to reach success. Your new attempts will be easier, faster and better. Henry Ford once said: “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more