Kobe Bryant is one of the best basketball players of all time. He won five NBA Championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, and he was an 18-time All-Star. He also won two Olympic gold medals.
One quality that helped Kobe reach those levels teaches us an important lesson about learning that we can apply to every aspect of our lives.
Kobe Bryant sought to learn from other people to help his own game
“I asked a ton of questions.” This is a section header in Bryant’s book, The Mamba Mentality. Throughout his career, whenever Kobe met a Hall-of-Fame player, a former coach or anyone else who had been successful in basketball, he asked that person questions. He asked how they did it. He asked what they would do differently. He asked for advice.
Sometimes the person who he asked the question would laugh him off, but he didn’t mind risking embarrassment. To Kobe Bryant, it was better to risk embarrassment but potentially gain insight that could help him win championships than to never ask and also never win a title.
Kobe’s approach to learning can help you in your life
In this video, I show you how you can apply this philosophy of learning and asking questions of people who have already done what you want to do in your own life. Whether it is to do better in school, excel in sports, or accomplish something in your job, Kobe Bryant’s approach to learning can help you become a champion in whatever you want to do.
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I’ve created a checklist of 12 qualities of the world’s best athletes and coaches that will help you win in your work and life. If you adopt these traits, you will succeed in every aspect of your life, every single day.
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Source: The Mamba Mentality: How I Play by Kobe Bryant