Mamba’s Mentality

I originally had something completely different planned for this week, but obviously the world was shaken on Sunday with the passing of Kobe Bryant. Someone with such prestige in and outside of athletics absolutely deserves this change in plans. Today’s original post might be coming later this week.

The biggest thing I take away from such a tragedy is to hug your loved ones a little longer and tell them how much they mean to you. It’s moments like these that you think about all the times you take life for granted. Thank God for giving you today. You truly never know when anyone’s time is, as scary as that thought may be.

The unexpected piece of this is what makes it so hard to stomach. Kobe didn’t do this to himself through his own poor decision making, as many big stars often do… he naturally had one of the best brains the sports realm has ever seen. He exemplified a lot of what “The Super 8” is, so I picked out some of his best quotes to share and explore as a tribute to him.

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This quote is one of my favorites, and it leads to what is essentially part 2 of my ‘Consistency’ post. As I noted, one of the biggest things I pride myself in is confidence, which gives me the ability to carry myself through the ups and downs of every day in a positive and radiant way. The biggest thing I’ve tried to channel is consistency in confidence, and I hope that you’ve been able to implement that recently, too. But, there are certainly times I’m sure that’s rubbed people the wrong way.

The second biggest thing I pride myself in is the ability to work through regret. Regret and mistakes are really lessons to be learned, and obviously some lessons are way more important than others. Life’s full of both triumphs and defeats, and both teach us something.

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The Super 8

Welcome to my first post on my new website. It’s pretty surreal. A lot of people have asked me why I’ve decided to do this. This all has nothing to do with views, or clout, or being cool. It has to do with impacting peoples’ lives, especially the people interested enough to read my posts. It’s also an effort to be more transparent with the people in my life without having to follow a certain format of traditional social media. If I can touch one person one post at a time, I’ll be proud of the slight change I’ve instilled in the world. So, I’m thankful that you’ve made it here and I’m excited for our journey ahead.

The easiest way to start this is by breaking down what “The Super 8” means to me, and how I hope to build an entire blog around it. This is the best place to start so that we are all on the same page. These are the values and ethics of life that can help you and I create consistency in our lives. I’ll remind you of “The Super 8” and then we’ll jump right in:

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