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Jordan’s motivation was largely based on intrinsic factors. In the video, Jordan states that he wasn’t chasing greatness but that greatness was bestowed upon him. He simply loved to play basketball but new that success would not be possible without failure. Jordan didn’t fear failure but knew that he could grow and develop from failure and the lessons that it would reveal to him. Jordan most likely was the Type III athlete discussed in the previous pages. That although he was hyper-competitive, defeat or the fear of failure wouldn’t be crushing and debilitating to him. It would serve as fuel for his intrinsic motivation and push him to worker harder in the future.