Fitspiration from Michael Jordan

I wasn’t sure what to write today, so I decided to create a new fitspiration picture for Michael Jordan’s quote:

My attitude is that if you push me toward something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.

I find Michael Jordan’s quote interesting because it’s not easy to interpret.  I don’t follow sports at all but even I’ve heard that Michael Jordan worked doggedly to improve his perceived weaknesses.

So I assume that he meant his weaknesses eventually turned into his strengths.

I can see how Michael Jordan’s mindset made him an exceptional athlete. If I could adopt more of his willingness to work with my weaknesses, I could probably reach my fitness goals much sooner and with less suffering.

Thinking about Michael Jordan’s quote reminded me of my latest post about  how avoidance and denial make it hard to lose weight.  Was Michael Jordan so willing to work with his weaknesses because he didn’t need to shield his fragile ego by denying his weaknesses?

I bet that he didn’t take his weaknesses too personally. I could probably also benefit by trying to adopt his impartial attitude to the way “things” are right now.


Have you ever turned your weakness into a strength, in fitness or some other area of life?