The legendary NBA player Kobe Bryant died alongside his teenage daughter and seven passengers when his private helicopter crashed in California on Sunday, January 26th. The retired Los Angeles Lakers star was 41.
The late basketball great inspired fans both on and off the court. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said in a statement Sunday, “Kobe’s legacy transcends basketball…” Bryant will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the best to ever play the game, a five-time NBA title-winner, an 81-point scorer, an iconic figure of a sport that has produced so many legendary athletes. He was so much bigger than basketball and much more than an athlete.
A relentless work ethic that propelled Bryant’s 20 years in the NBA also helped drive his next chapter as an entrepreneur, author and Oscar-winning filmmaker. He leaves behind a business portfolio that stretched well-beyond the basketball court. Bryant had big plans for his post-NBA career. As a result, he worked to apply what he learned on the basketball court to business and investing.
Here’s a look at ten Kobe Bryant quotes to help you overcome challenges in life and business.
1. Embrace challenges
This is the moment I accept the most challenging times will always be behind me and in front of me. Click to Tweet
2. Inspire others
The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do. Click to Tweet
3. Move forward
I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose. Click to Tweet
4. Reject laziness
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. Click to Tweet
5. Rethink pain
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. Click to Tweet
6. Appreciate haters
Haters are a good problem to have. Nobody hates the good ones. They hate the great ones. Click to Tweet
7. Be remembered well
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. Click to Tweet
8. Life is short
Have a good time. Life is too short to get bogged down and be discouraged. You have to keep moving. You have to keep going. Put one foot in front of the other, smile and just keep on rolling. Click to Tweet
10. See if you can
I want to see if I can. I don't know if I can. I want to find out. I want to see. I'm going to do what I always do: I'm going to break it down to its smallest form, smallest detail, and go after it. Day by day, one day at a time. Click to Tweet
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