This is How You Achieve Greatness. 5 Essential Lessons From Kobe

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LA Times | Jan 27, 2020

Kobe Bryant image - This is How You Achieve Greatness. 5 Essential Lessons From KobeKobe Bryant, the NBA MVP who had a 20-year career with the Lakers, was killed Sunday when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed and burst into flames in the hills above Calabasas. His daughter Gianna, 13, was also on board and died along with seven others.

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Inc. | Sonia Thompson | Dec 13, 2018

This is How You Achieve Greatness. 5 Essential Lessons From Kobe Bryant

A few months ago, Kobe Bryant released his book, The Mamba Mentality. I've always admired his work ethic that led to his numerous accomplishments, so I was eager to dive into the text.

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During Bryant's famed 20-year basketball career with the Los Angeles Lakers, he racked up five NBA championships, two NBA finals MVP awards, and two Olympic gold medals. He's also the third-highest all-time career regular season scorer for the league.

The lessons Bryant laid out in his book are gold for entrepreneurs who want to build a legacy of greatness in their work. Here are five important lessons from Kobe's Mamba Mentality every business leader should adopt.

1. Obsession is not-optional.

Jeff Bezos often muses about how customer obsession has been key to Amazon's growth. Dropbox CEO Drew Houston talks about how critical it is to be obsessed with solving a problem that matters to you. And Kobe Bryant wrote about how his obsession with both winning and dominating, fueled him:

"If you want to be great in a particular area, you have to obsess over it. A lot of people say they want to be great, but they're not willing to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve greatness. They have other concerns, whether important or not, and they spread themselves out."

You've got to be obsessed too, if you want to build a business that has a lasting impact. It's best when your obsession over is directly linked to your company's core mission.

2. Missed shots are necessary.

Far too many business leaders stifle their growth and potential because they let fear stand in the way of taking actions that haven't been 100 percent proven to deliver results. Talk to any transformational leader, and they'll tell you that failure is something you'll need to get comfortable with if you want to be great. Bryant is no different:

"If I wanted to implement something new into my game, I'd see it and try incorporating it immediately. I wasn't scared of missing, looking bad, or being embarrassed. That's because I always kept the end result, the long game, in my mind. I always focused on the fact that I had to try something to get it, and once I got it, I'd have another tool in my arsenal. If the price was a lot of work and a few missed shots, I was OK with that."

Feel your fear, but don't ever let it stop you from seizing opportunities.

3. Methodically eliminate your holes.

Kobe Bryant focused relentlessly on mastering every aspect of basketball. He meticulously focused on even the smallest of details, because he knew the compound effort of small improvements would allow him to dominate no matter the circumstances.

He noted, "I built my game to have no holes."

You are the architect of your business. With time and a clear plan of action, you can eliminate any weak points that diminish the experience you deliver to your customers.

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