This morning, the news of pro basket-baller Kobe Bryant’s impending retirement had me dive into a series of articles which I thought perfectly encapsulated a few great lessons on how to get ahead in life and in business.
The story is recounted by Robert Horry, a 7-time NBA champion with – and here’s the remarkable thing – three different pro basketball teams and one of Bryant’s team mates at the Lakers.
We all want to get ahead in life and we have all heard the clichés of “Work hard”, “Don’t give up”, “Be proactive”, and “Take risks” which will allow us to do so. But I realise that I had struggled to understand them properly until someone told me a story which really made them sink in.
Robert Horry’s career in professional basketball is such a story. It provides key learnings on how to get ahead in life for anybody whether you are an entrepreneur or are working for somebody else. Go on and read it, it’s worth it!