But even after reaching the highest levels professional basketball has to offer, Jordan still faced defeat and setbacks.
"I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career," Jordan once said. "I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six 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. And that is why I succeed."
Peyton Manning, who played 18 seasons in the NFL, shares that his secret to victory was going 3-13 his rookie season, while his brother, Eli, adds that he "led the league in interceptions."
Known as two of the top quarterbacks to play in the NFL, the Manning brothers have both experienced major career losses. It took Peyton Manning a decade to win his first Super Bowl, but he did not let the obstacles and setbacks make him feel like a failure.
"It's not wanting to win that makes you a winner; it's refusing to fail," he once said.