by Sydney Liu
Building startups is hard work.
There's a lot of work that is tedious. A lot of work that you may not want to do. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE working on Pencil. But things can be hard.
But if I ever feel the urge to take a day off...I ask myself
Would Kobe take a day off?
Of course not.
Kobe would be in the gym. Practicing all day. Every day.
Kobe would play through injury. He would sacrifice everything. From his body and beyond. He would do anything to win.
Kobe inspires me to work 10x harder.
To do anything I can to make Pencil break. Because Kobe's greatness didn't come from sitting around and relaxing. It came from relentless hard work.
You can't outwork Kobe. And you can't outwork me.