from the mind of “Black Mamba” — the one and only Kobe Bryant

Meenakshisundaram Thandavarayan
2 min readApr 22, 2022

The Mamba Mentality is a mindset for constant self-improvement in the pursuit of your highest potential in life.

Attention to details: Be extremely curious. Insanely curious. The most important thing is curiosity. People who ask questions

About Leadership — To be an effective leader, you have to be a really good listener. And not to what’s being said, but to what’s not being said…You have to be really observant. “You’ve got to observe them, because they all have things they want to accomplish as individuals, and as a leader, you are like ‘OK, what are those things?

About Failure — You’ve got to step up and play, man. You can’t worry about criticism. You can’t worry about failure. You really can’t worry about that stuff. You’ve got to go out and figure that out and play and do the best you can, and whatever happens, happens. You can’t be held captive by the fear of failure or the fear of what people may say

The most beautiful part of any craft is starting at the beginning. that is the purest form of artistry. you have to learn the building blocks every little step of the fundamentals. Championships are the byproducts of the drills and exercises that I did when I was six years old

Hard work — Find out what you love to do. If you have to get up every morning and remind yourself how hard you need to work, you probably need to choose a different profession. that shouldn't be there. I wake up every morning excited

The best way to prove your value is to work, is to learn, is to absorb like a sponge. You always have to outwork your potential. As hard as you believe you can work, you can work harder than that.