As so many of us feel sadness with news of the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his amazing life on and off the court has been brought to light.
Encouraging people to go after their dream appeared to be one of Kobe’s passions. He had many words to inspire us to be more than we think possible.
Kobe’s life was filled with viral moments. And as his tragic death brings more of his life to public light, it is evident that his life was inspirational on and off the court.
One thing that has really impressed me is how important it was to Kobe to be a good role model for his children. In 2017, he publicly gave this advice:
Those times when you don’t feel like working; you’re too tired and don’t want to push yourself but you do it anyway. That is actually the dream. It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.Kobe Bryant
To remember Kobe Bryant and celebrate his life, I made a collection of his uplifting words of advice that I find particularly inspiring and motivating. The more I dug into his life, the more I learned how truly inspirational of a man Kobe Bryant was.
Enjoy this collection and find some nuggets to apply to your life. Live fearlessly.I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
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Quotes that define a life well lived.
I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success. Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.Kobe Bryant
I was blessed with talent, but I worked as though I had none.Kobe Bryant
The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win.Kobe Bryant
The most important thing is to try to inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.Kobe Bryant
The last time I was intimidated was when I was 6 years old in karate class. I was an orange belt and the instructor ordered me to fight a black belt who was a couple years older and a lot bigger. I was scared s–less. I mean, I was terrified and he kicked my ass. But then I realized he didn’t kick my ass as bad as I thought he was going to and that there was nothing really to be afraid of. That was around the time I realized that intimidation didn’t really exist if you’re in the right frame of mind.Kobe Bryant
Despite fear, finish the job.Kobe Bryant
Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success.Kobe Bryant
If you do not believe in yourself, no one will do it for you.Kobe Bryant
If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.Kobe Bryant
The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.Kobe Bryant
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Tomorrow is promised to nobody.
A sudden loss like what happened with Kobe Bryant and 8 other souls reminds us that life is fragile.
My heart goes out to the Bryant family, and the families of all the other beautiful lives that now rest in heavenly peace.
A legend was lost but his legacy lives on. Rest in peace, Kobe Bryant.