and that is why I succeed." Michael Jordan
[Related Geek Stat: Michael Jordan's biography on the NBA website states, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time."]
Maybe it is easy for the greatest basketball player of all time to talk about failure as he looks back on a career full of achievement but I'm not so sure. I am inclined to believe that there is genuine honesty and bravery in these carefully chosen words. They are meant to inspire.
[Sometimes the scenery is so good you can't fail!]
Our careers are unlikely to be scrutinised as publicly as those of our sports stars. Maybe that makes it easier for us to face failure because we can do it privately first?
Being the greatest in any discipline is an uncommon experience but turning failure into success can be done by us all.
For more about failure & success read:
Failure: The Secret to Success (thanks to Guy Kawasaki)
All the best!