Kobe believed that “sport” actually equals a metaphor for our lives.
During his short life, and hugely successful career, Kobe played to win.
Kobe believed that “The Mamba Mentality” means to constantly try to be the best version of one’s self.
Male or Female.
To be better today than you were yesterday!
On And Off the Court!
The Mamba Mentality put him in the zone. When he stepped on the court, he became The Black Mamba.
He did what he’s done regardless of what may have been going on in other facets of his life. In fact, Kobe excelled.
And he had a relentless attitude and the above and beyond work ethic to prove it!
His game wasn’t only about perfection. It was about reaching for a wider sense of accomplishment on his way there.
He showed up early and left late. Regardless of how he was feeling, he played the game to the highest standard.
I became quite excited when I caught wind of Kobe’s “Mamba Mentality.”
There is something so powerful about it, that I decided to share it with you, my readers.
Here We Go Gettin’ Us Some Too!!!
1. Know what you are comfortable doing and what you are not comfortable doing.
Don’t spend all your time working where you are comfortable.
Shoot for getting better at the uncomfortable aspects of your game.
2. Show up to play!
3. Believe that everything is possible. Don’t short change yourself.
4. Ask yourself often: How can I get to the next level? Look towards attaining a wider sense of accomplishment.
5. Be analytical. Be detail-oriented. Most importantly, handle your business with great care.
6. MaXimiZe the hours in your day.
7. Relentlessly pursue growth. Ask yourself: How can I learn more? Where can I learn more? From whom can I learn more?
Study Your Role Models
Study Your Opponents
8. Be You. No gimmicks. What is your Story? More importantly, how can you best share it?
9. Always be prepared. This is where your confidence lies. Your confidence comes from here.
10. Be competitive! You’re going to be the best at whatever you strive for.
This in a nutshell is my rendition of “The Mamba Mentality.”
Although I may not have quoted Kobe verbatim in some spots, I did bring this to your attention with the utmost respect and tribute for his legacy.