Kobe Bryant is by far among the best basketball player of all time. He entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships.
1. Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success.
2. The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.
3. I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.
4. When we are saying this cannot be accomplished, this cannot be done, then we are short-changing ourselves. My brain, it cannot process failure. It will not process failure. Because if I have to sit there and face myself and tell myself ‘you are a failure,’ I think that is almost worse than dying
5. I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.
6. The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win
7. Pain doesn’t tell you when you ought to stop. Pain is the little voice in your head that tries to hold you back because it knows if you continue you will change. Don’t let it stop you from being who you can be. Exhaustion tells you when you ought to stop. You only reach your limit when you can go no further.
8. Either way, I refuse to change what I am. A lion has to eat. Run with me or run from me.
9. This is the moment I accept the most challenging times will always be behind me AND in front of me.
10. I create my own path. It was straight and narrow. I looked at it this way: you were either in my way, or out of it. If you were standing between me and the game, I was going to knock you on your back and not feel bad about it. I was unapologetically me. That’s all I ever wanted to be I was never worried about my reputation- that’s how I earned one. That’s how I became the Black Mamba.
11. Determination silences doubters
12. We can always kind of be average and do what’s normal. I’m not in this to do what’s normal.
13. Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
14. Learn to love the hate. Embrace it. Enjoy it. You earned it. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and everyone should have one about you. Haters are a good problem to have. Nobody hates the good ones. They hate the great ones.
15. Everything negative; pressure, challenges, is an opportunity for me to rise.
16. Be willing to sacrifice anything, but compromise nothing in your quest to be your best.
17. If you are going to be a leader, you’re not going to please everybody. You got to hold people accountable, even if you have that moment of being uncomfortable.
18. It’s the one thing you can control. You are responsible for how people remember you—or don’t. So don’t take it lightly. If you do it right, your game will live on in others. You’ll be imitated and emulated by those you played with, those you played against and those who never saw you play at all. So leave everything on the court. Leave the game better than you found it. And when it comes time for you to leave, leave a legend.
19. We don’t quit, we don’t cower, we don’t run. We endure and conquer.
20. People just don’t understand how obsessed I am with winning.
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