A lot of people shrug it off and say that Michael Jordan was so special because he had an innate ability to do so. However, what a lot of people don’t realize is that he was the hardest worker in professional sports. He had an unparalleled work ethic that propelled him to be the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time). He was willing to do whatever it took to be the greatest and had a certain competitive spirit in him that made him want to beat everybody in every single task, every single activity, every practice, and every minute of every game. There were no days off for Michael Jordan. More importantly, he was never afraid to fail. This was exemplary when he made the transition from three championship titles in the NBA to a pro baseball career in an effort to follow his father’s dream.
A lot of people think that what Jordan did was an embarrassment to baseball. However, Jordan was not afraid to fail and it can most definitely be seen as a success. Jordan not only played baseball on a professional level, which 99% of people in this world couldn’t do, but he increased his statistics in every single category in the short time he played before he went back to the NBA to win three more titles in 3 1/2 years. Jordan did have one innate quality that propelled him to greatness: not being afraid to fail and using that attitude to do anything he wanted to try to succeed.