On January 26, 2020 the world’s heart broke. Kobe Bryant, one of America’s most loved professional basketball players, died in a helicopter crash. It’s still an unbelievable truth.
Kobe grew to be a very successful man who went directly from high school to the NBA. He received an Espy award for best short film, was an 18 time NBA all star, had one of the most memorable last games in a man’s career in history, and many more successes. He inspired everyone: the young kids in school, and also adults looking to better their lives. He wanted people to stand up for themselves. He once said that there will always be something or someone ready to push you down, but it’s up to you to push back.
Here are 7 Kobe Bryant’s Best Inspirational Quotes:
“If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.”
“Everything negative- pressure, challenges- is all an opportunity for me to rise.”
“The moment you give up is the moment you let someone else win.”
“If you do not believe in yourself, no one will do it for you.”
“When you know what you are looking for, the world becomes your library to help you become better at your craft.”
“When I retire- I didn’t want to have to say ‘I wish I would have done more’.”
“Life is too short to sit around and hold grudges. It doesn’t make any sense to do it”
You didn’t have to be on the basketball court to relate to Kobe’s message. He was very big on the idea of self growth and personal development. As a person of color, Kobe understood the society we live in.
Don’t take Kobe’s words lightly, but gain inspiration from his life and death, and think more on some of his words highlighted in the quotes listed above.
What other quotes of Kobe Bryant do you find inspiring? Please share in the comment section below:
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