It has been several weeks since we lost Kobe Bryant. I have been a long-time admirer of him as an athlete, father and man. He had many qualities to admire, of course, but one of my favorites was his work ethic. Many athletes have the inborn talent, but not all have the work ethic that it takes to get to that next level. This quote from Kobe summarizes it quite well:
“I made a choice when I was 13. When people watch me play, I want them to leave the gym saying that they just saw a kid who gave everything he had, who had natural abilities, but he played as if he was the 12thguy on the roster. If I can be remembered as a person who squeezed every ounce of juice out of this orange that he could, I’ll be happy with that.”
How do YOU want to be remembered??