Successful athletes all have basic principles they practice on a consistent basis. Kobe Bryant is no different as his actions are a clear depiction of having a strong mindset. Through his experiences, he learned a lot about himself and what he is capable of. Most importantly, he acknowledged that the lessons he learned from playing professional basketball helped him to become a better father, husband, friend, businessman, and more. Through these experiences, he developed the Mamba Mentality.
To sum up what Mamba Mentality is, it means to be able to constantly try to be the best version of yourself
- Kobe Bryant
We all have moments when we wonder if we are good enough for the goals that we are working hard to reach. Or, maybe you know you are good enough but for some reason you believe the universe is conspiring against you. So, what do you do?
After studying a number of successful people in a variety of fields, it was clear what they all have in common. That is, they are all able to shut off the noise and negatively in their head and continue thrive. Granted, it is no easy task, but it is worth it. Think about it - How many times have you quit something because it was not going your way? A job? A team? Or maybe, you quit on yourself? Being honest, how did that make you feel? I’m sure something deep down inside you wonders what would have been the outcome if you kept going despite the negative thoughts and unwanted situations.
What If you allowed yourself to feel the hurt of disappoint and allowed yourself to be angry, but didn’t let it alter the end goal. In a recent interview at Ted Talk Asia, Kobe stated “He allowed himself to feel the disappointment, he allowed himself to be angry. Then, he put himself together and move forward.”. As hard as it is sometimes, we all have to develop that mental strength to keep going. As Eric Thomas always preaches, “You’re already in pain, get something from it”!
You have to do what you are supposed to do to get to where you want to go. Continue to improve and challenge yourself to be the best you can be and the results will come.
Develop the Mamba Mentality.
You got this!