repost from @kobebryant
Be sad. Be mad. Be frustrated. Scream. Cry. Sulk. When you wake up you will think it was just a nightmare only to realize it’s all too real. You will be angry and wish for the day back, the game back THAT play back. But reality gives nothing back and nor should you. Time to move on and focus on doing everything in your power to prepare for surgery, ask all the questions to be sure you understand fully the procedure so that you may visualize it in your subconscious while being operated on and better the chance of it’s success. Then focus on the recovery process day by day by day. It’s a long journey but if you focus on the mini milestones along the way you will find beauty in the struggle of doing simple things that prior to this injury were taken for granted. This will also mean that when you return you will have a new perspective. You will be so appreciative of being able to stand, walk, run that you will train harder than you ever have. You see the belief within you grow with each mini milestone and you will come back a better player for it. Best of luck to you on this journey my brother #mambamentality always.
Had to repost this because this couldn't be closer to the truth. Having gone through an injury that requires months of rehab (acl) and you look down and see all your hard work down the drain. Then muscle atrophy, conditioning and stength gone. Its easy to wanna give up or its easy to say its too hard i will try again tomorrow. Those people will not be successful in their sport or over all in life. Its a long hard journey but once it is over you appreciate every time you step on the field, turf, court, clay and course. You value each training session that much more to give 100%. You dont skip those runs and you repsect that any minute could be your last out there so you have to play harder than ever each minute of every game. Those of you who I hope never experience something like this work harder and harder day in day out! @powertrain_sf #Thisisyourgo #Ihaveit #Powertrain #PowerTrainStrong #kobe #hardwork #thejourney