The Mamba Mentality

by Kobe Bryant

‘To be the best, you need a different approach from everyone else’, this was the first statement that got me engrossed into the book. Kobe Bryant took his time to talk about how basketball changed his way of going about life, in an entirely different, but a conceptual way. He talks about leadership, and how it is a tough thing to master because one has to be willing to do more than anyone else and make sacrifices that others do not. One has to always work hard in the dark to shine in the light – you need to have a dominant mindset which enables you to focus on what you do best. My favourite quote in the book is, “Discomfort leads to introspection, and that leads to improvement.” I would highly recommend this book to anyone who would want to shape their mindset, because mamba mentality is not about seeking a result, it is more about the process of getting to that result. “Good coaches tell you where the fish are, but great coaches teach you how to find them”. This is a statement that I believe defines that Beacon is as a society, both its mentors and mentees.

Risper Okello

Rating: 5 Recommended