June 05, 2019

The 10 Rules for Success (According to Kevin Durant)

Kevin Durant is a living basketball legend. Aside from his unquestionable talent, it’s his mindset that enabled him to make a name for himself.

Here’s what he believes everyone that wants to be successful should do:


Like many successful people, Durant came from nothing. On his road to success, there were many times when he just felt like quitting. But instead, he always pushed forward no matter how hard it was.

Be Patient

Whether it’s life, sports, or business, patience is an essential trait to have. Success rarely comes overnight. You have to think long-term to make it happen.

Never Settle

Many times, Durant received the title of second-best. Even though this is a success on its own, it was never enough for him, as he always believed he could do better. And he did.

Love What You Do

Durant doesn’t just play basketball. He lives it. You need to wake up every morning looking forward to doing something you deeply care about.

Don’t Get Complacent

No matter how successful you are, you can always push yourself further. Never get too comfortable, even if you’ve achieved something grand.

Want It Bad Enough

Why do you want to be successful? Define a strong motivator, and don’t stop until you get where you want to be.

Appreciate Every Moment

There are good things in both success and failure. Even when success seems impossible, make every moment count.

Work Hard

This goes without saying, but you still need to remind yourself that success requires a lot of sweat.

Stay in the Moment

If you’re thinking about the past or future, you’re depriving yourself of the many good things that are happening right now.

Be Grateful

This goes for both good and bad moments. It’s all about growth, and that’s something you should always be grateful for.