Inspirational Michael Jordan Quote ‘Most Popular Update on LinkedIn’

An inspirational Michael Jordan quote is now officially the most popular status update on LinkedIn, according to the website.

The quote, shared by millions of professionals across the world, reads as such: “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 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.”

Seven out of 10 white collar LinkedIn users across a range of different verticals have posted, commented on or simply ‘liked’ the graphic in the past 12 months, according to LinkedIn.

IT manager Darius Millhausen, who recently posted the graphic himself, told The Public Apology that Jordan’s quote served as inspiration for his own line of work.

“It’s like [ice hockey legend] Wayne Gretzky once said: “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” It’s applicable to life as it is to sport,” he mused.

“Now excuse me while I go and implement a disaster recovery and backup procedure in order to preserve the sensitive data on our computer systems.”

By staff writers

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