In 2015, Robin Roberts asked Kobe in an interview, “What have you learned about yourself through these 20 years of being in the NBA?”
Kobe said, “What I’ve learned is to always keep going. Always. What I’ve come to find out is that no matter what happens the storm eventually ends, and when the storm does end, you want to make sure that you are ready. So I really learned to put one foot in front of the other, good, bad or indifferent, cause eventually that storm passes.”
We all face storms. Storms are a part of life. But if you want to do the things that you want to do and achieve the goals that you want to achieve, you have to be willing to fight through the storms.
Have a goal. Have a plan. Then execute the plan. Stick to the script while learning and making the adjustments that you think will help.
But don’t quit. Don’t stop. Keep going, because the storms will pass, and when they do, you want to be ready.
Kobe Bryant is possibly one of the greatest NBA players of all-time and the greatest Laker ever. Two jersey numbers in the rafters at the STAPLES Center prove it. Kobe was able to take over games in ways that not many players could.
His drive to win at any cost helped him succeed on and off the court. An 18-time NBA All-Star, five-time NBA champion and one-time NBA MVP, Kobe tragically passed away on January 26, 2020. Kobe’s game was influenced by Michael Jordan, he never denied it.
Kobe worked like he had no talent, then he played like he believed he was the best player in the world. Prepare with humility; perform with confidence, that’s one of the many lessons he taught us.