Thursday, March 10, 2011

I'm Still Trying To Kill People

Those of you who are my Facebook friends or follow my Twitter had to know a blog was coming about this.

A little back-story for those of you who have no idea what I am talking about:

A reporter (referring to the Miami Heat big three) asked Kobe Bryant what it felt like playing with a bullseye on his back.  The Black Mamba responded with what will undoubtedly be the 2011 quote of the year "I don't know...I'm still trying to kill people".  Now he didn't mean it literally (I don't think), he meant that he doesn't take time to worry about those who are after him.  Kobe and the Lakers are still the kings of the jungle and they can't worry about those trying to get to the top of the food chain because they are still hunting. Kobe has five rings but has the mentality of an un-drafted free agent trying to make an NBA roster.  He is never satisfied and he never stops working.  This killer instinct and work ethic should be motivation for us all.
Maybe he did mean it literally..
Most of my readers are not professional basketball players (a few are, shout out to King James), but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't still try to "kill people".  This world is full of haters and those who want to rag on everything you are trying to do.  They try to convince you that your hard work won't pay off (it will).  They tell you there are things you simply can not do (there aren't).  Most people would rather piss on your accomplishments than praise you for them.  Unfortunately, we live in a world where it is okay to be jealous of others as long as you can find other jealous people to talk about it with.  

Personally I am so glad that I now have the perfect answer to doubters (real or imaginary) questions:

You already have a career and a home, are you sure you want to go back to school?
I want to be a lawyer, I'm still trying to kill people.
You wouldn't be starting school until October 2012, are you sure you can stay focused until then?  What if you got a promotion at work, would you reconsider?
I will not be complacent with my current career, I'm still trying to kill people.
Your undergraduate GPA was only 3.1, thats towards the lower end of what most law schools accept, what if you aren't accepted?
I am going to score well enough on the LSAT  to be admitted, I am studying every weekend.  I'm still trying to kill people.
As you get older your metabolism slows and its harder to lose weight.  Are you sure you can get to your weight from college before your wedding?
I work out harder every week.  I will be at my college weight by October 1st.  I'm still trying to kill people.

I have to admit, whereas I write most of my blog for others, I wrote this one for myself.  When you put goals out there for others to see, it makes you work that much harder.  

To all my readers: keep trying to kill people.

Personally, with the support of my family and the strength God has given me (Philippians 4:13), I feel more motivated than ever before.

I'm still trying to kill people.



    You've just made me like Kobe a little bit. Weird.

  2. I don't even like Kobe, now I guess I kinda have too...