Basketball courts and boardrooms bleed purple as not only basketball fans but leaders from around the world remember NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who was among the nine who died in a helicopter crash in California, yesterday.
The retired Los Angeles Lakers star Bryant, 41, was not only heralded for his prowess on the court but also for his skills as a coach and mentor to athletes, as a business leader and investor, and above all an inspiration for anyone who needs a push to face their challenges head-on and overcome them with sheer willpower.
From his positive outlook towards all the negativity he encountered to always being a realist, Kobe will always be remembered as someone who faced challenges head on. His mindset of working as a team, taking on risks, and pushing himself beyond his comfort zone--both as a sportsperson and a business leader will continue to inspire generations on the court as well as off the court.
As we bid a tearful adieu to the legend, let his wisdom be a shining beacon to us forever.
Always looking for the upside
Paving the way for greatness
No task is too small
Not letting pain hold you back from growth
Being tough on people when needed to sharpen their skills
Looking for the higher purpose
Knowing your weakness but not letting it weaken you
Making a failure not an obstacle but driver for success
Accepting what life throws your way and riding the wave