by Conscious Reminder
When he was 12 years old, Kobe Bryant was about to give up basketball forever.
He entered the camp and played against some of the most talented youngsters in the country – and they embarrassed him. Bryant did not score a single point. Not one jumper, not one layup, not even one free throw. Nothing.
He just completed his summer basketball camp and was going home a disgrace.
Then Kobe read about one of his heroes, Michael Jordan. He learned how Michael got cut from his high school basketball team but didn’t quit.
Kobe is well known for his relentless work ethic. His high school career turned him into one of the best players in the country. So good, in fact, that just 6 years after he failed to score a single point in basketball camp, Kobe was drafted 13th overall in the NBA.
But his work ethic didn’t stop there. He pushed himself even harder as an NBA player.
Clearly it was not an innate talent that helped Kobe Bryant reach his extraordinary success, it was his sheer ferocity of will.
“There’s a choice that we have to make as people…We can all become masters of our craft, but you have to make a choice. What I mean by that is the inherent sacrifices that come along with that. Being a great friend, son, nephew, there are sacrifices that come along with making that choice.”
– Kobe Bryant
We all want to have a happy and fulfilling life, to become great parents and also be trustworthy friends. But as they say with greater power comes even greater responsibilities.
And not all of us are willing to go the extra mile to be perfect at the things that our loved ones expect from us.
But again as Kobe Bryant puts it correctly “You got to do what you got to do” for the things that you love because that’s the only way towards greatness. That is how you’d leave a mark and always live in the hearts of millions around the world.
The video is based on the latest big interview where the legend opens up about his private life with his wife Vanessa and their daughters.
Kobe’s story is a fascinating example of how a person’s tenacity can make someone became someone became a level
He explains what were the biggest obstacles in life and how he dealt with them.
He was living proof that a great hardworking sportsman can also be a good, loving and gentle husband and father! You can learn a lot from this 8 minutes video. Take a look:
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