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Kobe Bryant | This Is Why I Became Successful

Kobe Bryant | This Is Why I Became Successful


what’s your definition of greatness I
think the definition of greatness is to inspire the people next to you my
parents were great you know growing up they instilled in me the importance of
imagination of curiosity understanding that okay if you want to accomplish
something I’m not just gonna sit here and say yes you can do whatever you want
yes you can but you have to also put in the work to get there
you you grow up as a kid thinking that all
things are possible if you put in the work to do it you grow up having that
fundamental belief my father was really influential at a really critical time
where I had a summer where I play basketball when I was like 10 or 11
years old and how come playing and I don’t score one point the entire summer
I scored not a free-throw not a nothing not a lucky shot not a breakaway layup
2-0 points and I remember crying about it and being upset about it my father’s
gave me a hug and said listen whether you score zero score 60 I’m gonna love
you no matter what that is the most important thing that you can say to a
child that gives me all the confidence in the world to fail but the hell with
that I’m scoring 60 from there I just went to work I just stayed with it I
kept practicing kept practicing confronts
I think that’s when the idea of understanding a long-term view became
important because I wasn’t going to catch these kids in a week I wasn’t
gonna catch them a year right so that’s what I sat down and said okay this is
gonna take some father started creating a menu of things when I came back the
next summer I was a little bit better open shots not miss open shots we ever
shoot it with speed because those kids are so much more athletic it’s a simple
thing of math you want to be a great player if you play every single day to
three hours every single day we’re a course of a year how much better are you
getting you’re obsessively training two three hours every single day over a year
over two years we make quantum leaps help every single day do the work
they’re looking at me as if okay it’s kids solve right he’s from the suburbs
of Philadelphia they felt like they could try to be physical or try to
intimidate me and do also their stuff which they could now I’m saying okay
well you’re trying to attack me how am I going to attack you one things I would
do is everybody would be at the cafeteria work you know eating and doing
so stuff I just go back to the job yeah I may be from the suburbs but
you’re not going to outwork me all right look at thing things that
they’re smallest there’s a lot of times the game starts moving really fast but
if you train yourself to watch hours and hours of film the games not moving that
fast means it’s just it’s an obsessiveness that comes along with it
you want things to be as perfect as they can be understanding that nothing is
ever perfect but the challenge is try to get a mess perfect as they can be
so how can we teach our children what it means to work hard well you do it
through training right so when I get up in the morning my daughter goes with me
for him my 15 year old goes with me it becomes a daddy-daughter thing through
that process she understands the value of hard work so it’s through those
behaviors is where I find the motivation to know what is losing feel like to you
I was excited because it means you have different ways to get better there are
certain things that you can figure out that you can take advantage of or I
certain weaknesses that were exposed there are answers there if you just look
at them it’s a constant process it’s exciting when you when it’s exciting
when you lose because the process should be exactly the same the hardest thing is
to face that stuff I think it’s the fear of starting anew
you play for 20 years I play for 20 years you reach a certain level like
okay wait a minute I have to start again at the base of a mountain and try to
climb the top of this mountain first of all what mountain am i climbing I don’t
even know like what the hell am I gonna be doing the thing that helped me
actually was hurting my Achilles because that forced me to sit there and say okay
the day could be today that your career is over first question I asked which is the
wrong question is what’s the biggest industry I could get into I said okay
stop thinking of it that way you’re thinking of it the wrong way why did you
start playing basketball because I loved it what do you love to do
of all lovin tell stories all right let’s do that
I think stories is what moves the world nothing in this world moves without
story so I think that is the root of everything and if we’re going to try to
make the world a better place stories a right place from one of my English teachers a little
Marian named mr. Fisk and a great quote that said rest at the end that’s something I always loop by I’m
not gonna rest I’m gonna keep on pushing now a lot of answers and I don’t have
even questions that I don’t know I’m just gonna keep going
I’m just gonna keep going and I’ll figure these things out as we go all
right you just continue to build that way so I try to live by that all the
time

55 thoughts on “Kobe Bryant | This Is Why I Became Successful”

  1. Every goat had their own goat no matter what you think that they think every successful player has their own idol

  2. I am a dire heart Laker fan but Kobe was definitely NOT a team player. If I shot the ball 25 times a game, I would average 20 too.

  3. Please Kobe, yes you had the heart and determination but let’s not act like you didn’t come on the scene to a nice situation.

  4. You became successful because your farther played in the nba and you didnt come from poverty. You didn't have problems most kids in poverty have. Worrying about food, cloths, transportation. That affects you to not focuse on school and sports. Thats why many great athletes never make it.

  5. Man is not a circle with a single center; he is an ellipse with two focii. Facts are one, ideas are the other.

  6. How come you never mention God guys this people confuse the world by lieng to you that you can do it on your own and most of them have sold their souls

  7. Look at yourself in the mirror and the person standing in front of mirror isn’t the blame, it’s the one in the mirror ,why is that . Because you’re a reflection of life .the mirror can only reflect your images you produce causing life to reflect ,and the one standing in front of the mirror can change all of that in one simple solution , Change your reflection to produce a better image on life like,love, kindness, peace (bettermanship) not a word but I’m working on it and watch life reflect on us all 🌎

  8. I always need Kobe’s insight, he’s a genius and he proves himself constantly with zero excuses. Someone who holds himself accountable at all times is what all men and women should strive to become. A person of pure discipline. Absolutely beautiful. ✨🏆✨

  9. Almost 100 kobe haters disliked this video. But for every 1 hater there are 1 hundred men who watched kobe and appreciate his greatness. Haters gone hate.

  10. Oh, great. Another "you need to work 18 hours a day for the rest of your life" video. This isn't motivational. It's depressing knowing how hard you have to work just for things to possibly not work out in the end.

  11. Kobe and Mj mental game is pure treasure. THIS makes me wish Steph Curry would share his mindset now..opposed to when he retires!
    great vid

  12. I think it's BS motivational vieos from alot of these guys acting like everyb8can do what they want. People like Kobe. Bo Jackson. Mike Tyson. . lebron James. Those type people were born with good genetic genes. No not everybody can do wjat they do no matter how hard they work

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