Deborah is a writer, healer, and teacher. Her goal is to help people live their best lives every day by sharing her joy and love of life.
Gone Too Soon
The sudden passing of basketball legend Kobe Bryant shocked millions of people. Not only basketball fans, but also common, ordinary people.
In the aftermath of this tragic loss, we can collectively look back with gratitude and appreciation at the remarkable gift that Kobe Bryant gave the world.
So much more than a gifted basketball player, he excelled in many other areas of life. He inspired millions of people to do and be the best they can.
We owe it to ourselves and to the memory of Kobe Bryant to take his words and his deeds and apply them fearlessly to our own lives. The untimely loss of a hero offers a chance to evaluate one's own contribution to the world and to the lives of those we love.
Legends never die. In the case of Kobe Bryant, let's each try and inspire someone's life through our own.
Life is Short
Keep Moving Forward
Kobe Bryant didn't let life get him down. He knew the value of each moment. When things got hard, Kobe put his head down and worked harder. He kept moving forward, always doing his best and always smiling.
Our lesson is to enjoy the present moment. Enjoy this fleeting life, because we never know when it will end. As Kobe said, "Put one foot in front of the other, smile and just keep on rolling."
You Do You
Be the Best at Being You
Kobe Bryant knew what he wanted, and he worked to achieve and receive it. He didn't let the opinions of others get him down. He didn't let gossip, negative talk or tabloids crush his dreams.
Kobe drowned out the haters and embraced the beauty of his own dreams. He worked hard to achieve those dreams, and he didn't let anything stand in his way.
Our lesson from Kobe is to do our own thing. Whatever your dream calls you to, chase it, embrace it and do your best to live your life to the fullest. It doesn't matter what other people think, say or do. You do you.
Work Hard, Repeat
You Can Achieve Great Things
Kobe Bryant was so much more than a basketball player. He was a basketball legend. He was a husband. A father. A film producer. A writer. A musician.
When Kobe wanted to do something new, he did it. He didn't make excuses for why it wouldn't work. He didn't whine about how hard it was to do something new. He worked hard and continued working hard, until he achieved success.
We too can create a new thing. We can each do something remarkable in our own lives. First, determine that you want to do a new thing. Then, do it. Work hard, repeat. Hard work and perseverance always win out over just plain talent, no matter what endeavor you attempt.
Visualize Your Own Greatness
Kobe Bryant knew that in order to be great, he needed to see himself as great. He spent a lot of time visualizing his own success, seeing his own greatness and creating his own best version of himself.
Each one of us has an opportunity to tap into the power of creative visualization. Visualize your success as you drop off to sleep at night. In the morning, take a few moments to imagine your greatness. During each day, take a few moments to close your eyes and imagine the greatest, best version of yourself. Then, as you move through the day, do things that reflect that greatness.
Adopt the Mindset of a Winner
Six Best Lessons from Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant's sudden death shocked millions of people. Unfortunately, it is these moments of greatest loss that bring people together. Hopefully, we can learn from his great life, some lessons that will help each of us improve our own lives.
Remember that life is short. You never know when you're will be over. Love people, be kind and appreciate each moment. There is always a reason to smile.
Keep moving forward. Regardless of setbacks, negative people or hard circumstances, always continue making forward progress.
Show up as the best version of yourself. People may or may not like you. Don't focus on that. Focus on liking yourself and showing up authentically, being the very best version of yourself.
Persistence, perseverance and hard work will always make more progress than sheer talent. Work hard and never give up.
If you can dream it, you can create it. Spend time visualizing and creating the best life you can imaging, no matter what that looks like.
Winners don't quit. Winners work hard. Winners always try more. Don't give up. Just keep moving forward.
Hopefully, these lessons from Kobe Bryant will inspire your life.