Serious, or Grabbing at Straws?
In this series, we’ve been looking at how the mindset of NBA champion, Kobe Bryant, can teach us in our online business. Most people, even those who are not sports fans, know that Kobe has been an athlete who is consistent in his game and has been for over a decade. How has he been able to continue to be at the top of his game year after year after year? Can we see something here that will teach us to be on top of our game as well?
The news media has been declaring that our nation is in a “financial crisis,” which simply means that families are hurting. Most families in our nation were already in a crisis even before this gigantic crunch hit. People are online every day looking for ways to supplement their income. Some are serious – others are just grabbing at straws. But all are looking for answers.
If you are one of the serious ones – these articles are for you. Those of you who are serious about building a real business, a viable business, a lucrative business, a lasting business, know how vital it is to study the lives of champions. And Kobe Bryant certainly fits the description of a champion.
Bumps in the Road
You don’t have to be in your new online business very long to know that there are bumps in the road. Some are little boulders, and others are massive – almost like a brick wall! What is your reaction when you hit the brick wall? What does it take to discourage you and make you want to quit?
Here’s what Kobe says about the problems in his life:
“Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.”
This is how champions talk. Compare this to how you react to the negatives. What if every time you hit a dead end, or every time a challenge loomed ahead, you simply saw it as an opportunity to rise? Would that change how you conducted business?
When you Make Mistakes
Sometimes those problems we face are due to our own mistakes. We’re not perfect, and we do make mistakes. When you know negative things are going down because of something you’ve done, how do you react? Do you beat yourself over the head for days? Do you throw in the towel?
Athletes have bad days as well – in fact they have more opportunities to have bad days than most of us will have in a lifetime. And they do it all in the public’s eye. What does Kobe say?
“I had some shots that I felt like I should’ve made; I just didn’t make them. I’m not going to shoot the ball great every night.”
Don’t Change Your Game
Kobe just takes the negatives in stride. He knows he’s not going to do well in every single game or every single play he makes. You too will not do well in every single day of your business. When things go wrong, does that mean it will all crash and burn? Only you can answer that. It’s your mindset that will make the difference. If the negatives can defeat you, then you are defeated.
It doesn’t have to be that way. You can take on the mind of a champion and become a winner in every area of your life, but especially in your business.
Kobe Bryant knows his winning style. He plays to win. For him, it’s all about winning. And from that, he never strays. He declares:
“I’m not changing my game whatsoever.”
When you study the lives of champions, you see how you too can become a winner.
Perhaps you’ve not even started in a business yet, but you’re searching. Searching for something solid and real. Something that will work for you. Even in your searching you will hit road blocks, dead ends, and brick walls. Will you let that stop you? If so, you just as well get a second job at minimum wage.
The fact is, there are many great business opportunities online that you can step into and make fly. Step into the shoes of a champion and don’t let anything stop you.
Whether you are now in a business, or you are looking for one, you can learn to look at negatives as “opportunities to rise.”‘
And rise you will!
Source by Rob Walcher