Kobe Bryant's Success Secrets Exposed
5 Championship rings, 1 league MVP, 2 NBA Finals MVP, several scoring titles, 4 All-Star MVPs, 12-time member of the All-Defensive team several times, Olympic Gold medalist, 1997 Slam-Dunk contest champion, 81 points in a single NBA game (without overtime), Nike deals, and much more.
Yup, those are some of the credentials you’ll see if you check Kobe Bryant’s resume.
I’ve been a Kobe Bryant fan since he first entered the league in 1996 and so you can already expect for me to root for the Lakers next year, as I hope he gets his 6th ring.
But today as I was checking my email, I came across a video where Kobe is being interviewed. He mentions some very key points that I decided to write about here on this blog.
See for me, I really admire people who are very successful in their craft and Kobe is DEFINITELY one of those people. He mentioned some things that can really help you in your business and whatever you’re trying to pursue in your life.
Key Points Revealed
1. A DEFINITE Result
One day at a basketball summer camp, young Kobe along with the rest of teens there was asked to fill out a short application and in it write down some of the jobs that they would be pursuing.
Kobe wrote down “NBA player“.
His counselor sees Kobe’s application and tells him that he needs to pick something that’s “more realistic”.
“Huh, what do you mean? This is what I wanna do” says Kobe.
“No Kobe. Only one in a million players actually make it to the NBA. Take a look around you, look at all these players here. Everybody wants to be in the NBA.” says the counselor.
“Well I’m GOING TO BE IN THE NBA!” replies Kobe.
Do you see the difference between those who wish to be successful and those who KNOW they are going to be successful? Kobe didn’t “want” to be in the NBA. Kobe was GOING TO BE IN THE NBA!
There’s a major difference there. He had a DEFINITIVE PURPOSE and goal and he wasn’t going to stop until he reached that goal.
He was drafted to the NBA at the young age of 17.
You can apply that same principle in whatever goals you have in your life. If you want to become successful in whatever you’re doing, you have to KNOW that you’re going to be successful. You can’t just wish for it.
2. “Visioning” Success Before It Becomes A Reality (Dunking The Ball In Your Mind)
When Kobe was young, he would go to the playground all by himself and just play basketball. At that time he was short and would try to dunk the ball but he couldn’t even reach the basket.
However, in his “mind” he was dunking the ball.
Kobe has become one of the best dunkers in the game today and even won the 1997 NBA Slam-Dunk competition.
Before success, you have to vision it in your mind. Stop what you’re doing RIGHT NOW and take 30 seconds to think about your goals. Picture them in your mind and vision it. Visioning is one of the BEST ways to prepare your mind for success and work on your mindset.
You have to believe in yourself and literally vision yourself accomplishing what you want to accomplish. You have to “dunk the ball in your mind” before you actually slam that bad boy through the hoop!
3. Surviving The “Dark Times”
In 2003, Kobe was charged with sexual assault. Those charges would later be dropped and he would move on with his life. That time period would be one of the darkest times for him. It challenged him as a person, it was an EXTREMELY difficult time, and he had to do some soul searching at that moment.
The only thing he could do is put one foot in front of the other, and just continue to move forward. Some of those days were long and it seemed like that time would never end. But he just continued to march on forward.
On your journey to success, you’re going to face dark times. It is NOT going to be easy. If success was easy, everyone would be successful.
But that’s simply not the case. Success is a journey that will have many setbacks.
The ONLY way you can lose is if you quit. No matter the dark times, no matter the struggles, YOU MUST CONTINUE TO MARCH FORWARD, ONE STEP AT TIME TOWARDS YOUR GOALS!
NEVER EVER give up on your dreams. NEVER EVER give up on yourself. Understand that the trials and setbacks is only part of the journey. Once you reach the top, it will all be worth it.
Here’s a quick video of some of Kobe’s memorable moments to kinda entertain you a lil bit. Watch the video below now.
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