Kobe Bryant had the heart of a champion. We share seven ways this helped him become one of the greatest basketball players ever.
This show is a tribute to Kobe Bryant. It’s our way of saying “Thanks” for inspiring us all to be our best self. A summary of our conversation on this BIGG Success Show podcast follows.
Zero. That’s how many points 12-year old Kobe Bryant scored at summer basketball camp.
Nothing. Not a free throw. Not a layup. Not a lucky shot that went in.
With his confidence shaken, he says he almost quit the game of basketball. At 12 – before he even became a teenager. Thankfully for all of us basketball fans, he didn’t.
And just six years later, he was the 13th pick in the NBA draft. Straight out of high school, a first-round draft pick. Truly, a rare feat.
He ended his career with 5 NBA championships, 2 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player awards, 2 scoring titles, and 2 Olympic Gold Medals.
He became one of the greatest players to ever play the game. How did he transform himself from zero, literally, to hero? He had the heart of a champion. We’ll share seven ways this helped him become one of the greatest basketball players ever.
Fear of failure drives many people. They get stuck in status quo. An entrepreneurial mindset can help anyone conquer the fear of failure.
We launched “The Professor & Mary-Lynn” on YouTube today. We talked about the key to overcoming the fear of failure: think like an entrepreneur. Here’s a summary of what we talked about:
Hear George & Mary-Lynn discuss F-E-A-R on the BIGG Success Show Podcast. Click PLAY to listen
We love this quote from Zig Ziglar:
“F-E-A-R has two meanings:
‘Forget Everything and Run,’ or, ‘Face Everything and Rise.’
The choice is yours.
He nails it on the head, doesn’t he? Fear is something we all have faced, and will face again. It’s inevitable, and it rears its ugly head our life, career, or business.
Based on our experience with it, here are 4 things to keep in mind about fear:
If you don’t ask these two questions, you can expect to fail. One of them will help you think bigger. The other one will help you move forward.
The question to think bigger
There’s a question children ask incessantly. They ask it so much that it can drive us adults absolutely crazy.
It’s a simple question but it packs of powerful punch. The question is:
Kids have a certain natural curiosity and a sense of wonderment about the world around them. It’s one of the secrets behind their creativity.
Yet we seem to lose it quickly. In fact, research shows that we lose most of our creativity by the time we leave the first grade.
We need to learn to ask “Why?” all over again. Only there’s not much to learn.
It’s more a state of being. But as adults, we have to begin with a state of consciousness.
We need to make asking “Why?” a habit. It won’t happen overnight. But you can develop this practice day by day.
What in your world demands asking “Why”?
The question to move forward
However, there’s another question which is just as important. In fact, it may be more important. Ask:
What do you really want to do with your life? What’s holding you back?
Why not ask yourself “Why not”?
Why not go for it? Why not try? Why not just do it?
Why not stop regretting? Why not start living?
Why not give up the grind? Why not pursue your passions?
Most people are driven by fear. So ask yourself “Why not” so you really start to understand what you’re afraid of.
Many people tend to magnify the negative possibilities. They quickly get too scared to try to do anything to make their lives better.
People who reach BIGG success understand the negatives. They quickly work to minimize the negatives so they can take action without much risk.
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