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Kobe Bryant's "Letter to My Younger Self" Holds a Lesson for Us All

• by Jon Miltimore

After his storied NBA career but before his tragic death at the age of 41, Kobe Bryant wrote a letter to himself. His 17-year-old self, to be precise.

By this time, Bryant had accumulated five NBA Championship rings and a net worth of $680 million. But it wasn't just material things Bryant had acquired. The Black Mamba had also collected a lot of wisdom, which was evidenced in his letter, titled "Letter to My Younger Self."

Here is what the former Laker star wrote:

Dear 17-year-old self,

When your Laker dream comes true tomorrow, you need to figure out a way to invest in the future of your family and friends. This sounds simple, and you may think it's a no-brainer, but take some time to think on it further.

I said INVEST.