How can we find inspiration in Kobe Bryant’s mantra “Live today to inspire tomorrow?

With the tragic helicopter crash last weekend that ended the life of arguably one of the greatest NBA players of our time, Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others, it’s a sudden reminder about how fragile life is.  

With so many heartfelt tributes across the globe about Bryant’s outstanding character and work ethic shared this week, it has inspired today’s “The Play of The Week” article.  

The one quote that genuinely moved me was Bryant’s mantra, “live today to inspire tomorrow.”  

Those FIVE words have so much power, and the potential to stand for so much in your life.  

I wanted to show you how you CAN live today to inspire tomorrow when it comes to your health.

Taking the first step in the next 5 minutes. 

In my book The PlayBook: How To Get In The Habit Of Good Health, I discuss how the simple action of a five-minute habit today can indeed inspire tomorrow.

First of all, when you think of your reality, ability, and current lifestyle, what small actions could you take right now to move you closer to your health or wellness goals?  Feel free to download resources from my website here to help you determine how moving more and having fun (play) can be part of your life.

I want to share five, five-minute healthy habits you might consider starting with for better health in your life:

  1. Meditate for five minutes to manage stress
  2. Walk for five minutes to move your body and feel awesome
  3. Five-minute meal prep – like cutting up veggies – so you can have a healthier snack and improve your nutrition
  4. Stop for five minutes of gratitude and tell someone you love them and give them a hug
  5. Take five minutes to fill a water bottle and drink it to keep hydrated to improve your energy

When you take five minutes a day to take action towards better health, it is incredible how those healthier habits effortlessly become part of your life.  

Live today.

Are you fully playing and living your best life today?  Has putting the health and wellness of yourself become a primary or secondary action?  What do you wish you dared to do?