Astounding Potential

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

What does it take to do the things we are capable of?  What does it look and sound like?  Here’s a glimpse…

Powerful!  Astounding!  After watching the video, viewers comment:

  • “This epitomizes the greatness that can be inside all of us.”
  • “If I was standing in front of MJ with that speech, I would of cried.”
  • “… what draws me to him more is his work ethic and his relentless pursuit to achieving his heart’s vision. I’ve read about Phil Jackson and his interactions with Mike, and from what I’ve read, Michael truly had the attitude of a champ. He had enough humility to accept his weaknesses and enough courage to turn them into strengths. This is the hallmark of a person who succeeds and one who doesn’t.”
  • “We always see the success, but we rarely see the sacrifice to get there.”
  • “And now L have a lot to think about in how i set and write down my goals. extra…I have to work harder than I do. To achieve my life for the best, for myself and for my family…”
  • “If this could be an hour long, I’d never ever listen to anything else…”
  • “I listened to this commercial 50 times in a row. It motivates me on a different level…”
  • “VERY inspirational I love this video and his other motivational quotes he helps my game and I’m ten years old thank Mike thanks a lot.”


Which quotes speak most to them?

  • “Every. Single. Day of my life.” Chills..
  • “I failed over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed”
  • “That my game was built on flash and not fire…” #profound
  • “That basketball was a God-given gift… and not something you worked for.”

His message taps into the triumph of the human spirit and our heart’s vision.  As we move forward, we owe it to ourselves and to others (like the ten year old above) to match our gifts and vision with our relentless effort and hard work.  Over a period of time, effort and hard work develop and grow our natural abilities and interests; they can even strengthen our weaknesses.

“Bear in mind gentlemen, that there is no substitute for hard work.”

– Dr. Julius Wise to the students of Memphis Hospital College (1880)

Ask yourself:  How will I astound?  How will I inspire?  Let me know at

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