What is perspective? Perspective to me is the way you see something or someone from your point of view. For example, I am 6’1, however sitting down in the wheelchair I stand approximately at 5’2. What does this mean?
Even though my reality is at 5’2, I see myself at 6’1. Why is this important, let’s take Muggsy Bogues for example, he stands at 5’3. Imagine if Muggsy said to himself, “I am only 5’3, I can’t play in the NBA.” Instead I believe he said, “How can I?” And Muggsy made history by competing at a high level in the NBA.
Case in point: I read in Kobe’s Bryant’s book “The Mamba Mentality: How I play” that basketball took him everywhere. It taught him how to create, understand nature, and most importantly how to lead.
Kobe Bryant won 5 NBA championships, including the three peat of 2000, 2001 and 2002, followed by 2009 and 2010.
At 37 years old, Kobe scored 60 points in his final NBA game, the most by any player in the 2015-16 season.
Imagine if Kobe said, “My body is not the same when I was younger.” Instead Kobe figured out how he could play differently and adjust his game. His perspective was he is still the best because now he’s adding to his performance.
Kobe Bryant devoted 20 seasons to the Lakers, the longest tenure by any guard with one team in NBA history. “Legacy”
Kobe had injuries, law suits, court cases, setbacks and still kept the right perspective to drive his performance.
So, I want to encourage you today. It is possible to adjust your perspective on, “How can I do this?” You can do this, You will do this! Why? because you were born for this!
Watch the video version of Perspective Drives Performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScPjayWK05k
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