Nothing Is Guaranteed
The passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant has undoubtedly stunned many.
His relative youth (41 years) and focus on his post-basketball career seemed as promising as his athletic career.
While his passing is tragic, it serves as a sober reminder for us that nothing in life, not even life itself, is guaranteed.
All of our dreams, goals, plans and schemes can get derailed due to a myriad of unforeseen events.
And all that truly lives on after ourselves is our reputation for how we treated others.
As a leader, parent, spouse, or friend, we should remind ourselves every day what legacy we can make in others lives.
Do we give value to others, and esteem them better than ourselves?
Have we served to make people better, give them the encouragement they need in this life?
Have we told others how much we appreciate them?
Have we made sure we can sleep at night knowing we have made a positive impact on others’ lives?
While our hearts and prayers go out to the Bryant family and the NBA community, as well as countless others touched by Kobe’s life, let’s determine to leave our world better in the time we have.