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BE your own G.O.A.T.

Updated: Feb 13, 2020

This post is a tribute to arguably one of NBA's greatest of all time, the legend, Kobe Bryant. As we come to the one week mark of finding out the devastating news of Kobe Bryant’s untimely death, the world has been in mourning for Kobe, his daughter Gigi and their 7 friends in the helicopter crash.

Kobe wasn’t just about basketball, his impact to the world was so much more. He is a champion, a father, a husband, a businessman, an Oscar award winner and a legend.

Legends don’t die, they multiply. Kobe lives through everyone that he has touched, motivated and inspired.

In his own words, the most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do. THAT he did and more…

His mamba mentality is in all of us.

What is mamba mentality?

For Bryant, mamba mentality was about more than just basketball.

“Mamba mentality is all about focusing on the process and trusting in the hard work when it matters most”. “It’s the ultimate mantra for the competitive spirit. It started just as a hashtag that came to me one day, and it’s grown into something athletes — and even non-athletes — embrace as a mindset.”

He taught us not to give up on our dreams. He gave us hope, he showed us hard work and determination, he showed us heart and love, he showed us to care for others, to mentor, but most importantly, he showed us the importance of family. He gave us mamba mentality during his 20 years of NBA basketball.

Off the court, he carried on the mamba mentality while winning his Oscar and inspiring the next generation with his books, The Punies podcast and coaching.

As we try to come to grips of losing undeniably one of the greatest of all time (G.O.A.T) legends of our era, many of us have reflected on this tragedy as it relates to our life. The following may have crossed your minds:

1 Life is fragile

2 Our time is not promised

3 Arriving back home safely is a very underrated blessing

4 Tell all those who you love that you love them daily

5 If I were to die today, what would my legacy be?

6 Have I done all that I could to be the best version of me?

7 Am I living life to my true purpose, my fullest potential?

8 How can I be a better parent?

We have all witnessed how Kobe Bryant lived his phenomenal 41 years of life with grit, determination and pushing himself to beyond the best that he can be.

Kobe scores 60 points in his last game. Look at this determination!

As a kid, when he first played basketball, he said, "I didn't score a point the whole summer. Not one point. Not a free throw, not a layup. Nothing, zero points the whole summer," Bryant said. "My father came up to me afterwards and said, son, don't worry about it. We're going to love you if you score zero or 50."

BE your own G.O.A.T.

What is your purpose in this life? What is your impact to the world? What do you want to leave behind as your legacy?

What is your mamba mentality on your court of life?

R.I.P Black Mamba


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