Was browsing YouTube last night and came across this video of Kobe Bryant and his Mamba Mentality. We all know that Bryant’s work ethic and mental strength was on a completely different level compared to so the rest of the league and this video sums him up quite well. Going into my last week of marathon training before tapering for CIM, these words were just what I needed with two failed attempts at hitting the 3:25 marathon mark. Get out there and do the work!
“We have come to define significance as I’m special and everything else isn’t. Religions thinking they’re special, cultures thinking they’re special, individuals thinking they’re special. The top 4 ingredients in life… in your body, the top 4 atoms in order: hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen. Those 4 atoms… do you know what the top 4 ingredients are in the universe? The top 4 chemically active atoms in the universe? Hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen! So upon learning that you’re not special because you do not contain special ingredients is the same fact includes the idea that while we live in this universe, the universe lives within us. We ARE special because we’re the same.”
-Neil deGrasse Tyson (Hot Ones S3 – E17, 23:00 )
Source: Bojack Horseman S02 E12
Not much to say this time. Just watch the video. Be you, because you are awesome.
LIfe has its way of handing you all kinds of shit and the wrong time. Sometimes you have no control over it and sometimes you do. If you’re ever in a situation when you can change your situation, do it. Make a change in your life.
With so much going on in our nation, we are literally watching ourselves tear our nation apart. Hatred towards cops, hatred towards those with differing religions. All the progress that we’ve made as a country to is being flushed down the toilet all in the name of hate.
Where did we go wrong as a community? Maybe we all just need to hug it out.